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Towards a new water law - Mexico

Mexico. Freshwater Action Network Mexico, Greenpeace and the Coalition of mexican organizations for the Right to Water [COMDA]  held a forum at the Senate on the human right to water and sanitation in indigenous communities.

Water for Schools Delta of Buenos Aire, Argentina - An initiative of the municipality of Tigre and Civil Society-

July 2014 The following note appears as a FANAS project  and the International  Institute for Environment and Development IIED- America Latina -  in the framework of communication and dissemination of the activities of the  Action for Water network in South America.

Introduction and Proposed Goals and Targets on Sustainable Development for the Post2015 Development Agenda

 

Poverty eradication is the greatest global challenge facing the world today and an indispensable requirement for sustainable development. We are therefore committed to freeing humanity from poverty and hunger as a matter of urgency.

Water fountains will be installed in schools - Mexico

 

In Mexico there´s a whole generation that doesn´t know what water fountains are. Bottled water industry has controlled the market while public services delivery has been neglegted. This has made of Mexico the largest consumer of soft drinks in the world, consuming 163 liters per person in one year and the largest consumer of bottled water, 234 liters per person per year.

World Water Development Report 2014, Water and Energy

In view of the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals, likely to include increased access to water and energy services, this fifth edition of the United Nations World Water Development Report (WWDR 2014) seeks to inform decision-makers (inside and outside the water and energy domains), stakeholders and practitioners about the interlinkages, potential synergies and trade-offs, and to highlight the need for appropriate responses and regulatory frameworks that account for both water and energy priorities.

FAN headquarters to move to Switzerland

After March 2014, FAN will be transferring its head quarters from London to Switzerland and incorporating itself under Swiss Law in order to strengthen its presence and engagement with the UN and other international organisations, including Human Rights protection mechanisms, as well as reduce transaction and governance costs.
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