Water Campaign

Should WILPF Join Other Groups Challenging Monsanto?

By Marybeth Gardam, Chair, Corporations vs Democracy Issue Committee in Collaboration with the

Food Democracy/Local Economy Subcommittee of the Earth Democracy Issue Committee


Don't Frack Our Water and Health

Carolyn Raffensperger Tours Ohio
By Linda Park Cleveland Branch and Earth Democracy Coordinating Team Member



Rally for Free Trade!

For Earth Democracy—Let's Rally for Fair Trade

The Human Right to Water A First in California and the Nation

The Human Right to Water
A First in California and the Nation


Cape Cod Takes Bottled Water to the Streets

bottle person in parade

Cape Cod raises awareness about the wasteful nature of bottled water.

Water As International Commerce

Preventing Massive Water Transfers
By Louis-Gilles Francoeur
As of today, environmental, social, and union groups from all over Canada will try to block a North American pact on Canada's water resources and other natural wealth that a handful of private sector oligarchs and the governments of Canada, the United States and Mexico are preparing behind closed doors in the framework of the North American Future 2025 Project.

A Human Right to Water

The WILPF Save the Water Campaign calls for the United Nations to pass a binding Convention on the Human Right to Water. This letter, of which WILPF is a signatory, was sent to to the Human Rights Council, urging the High Commissioner to support the Human Right to Water. 

Water and Privatization

The Bolivian Example: How WILPF Can Work for Water and a Clean Earth

Dignity and Defiance, Co-Editors: Jim Shultz and Melissa Crane Draper. Published by The Democracy Center

By Nancy Price and Theta Pavis

The First People’s World Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth recently took place in Bolivia. Yet this historic conference was also a reminder that the work for a healthy planet, and clean drinking water for everyone, is far from over.

During the gathering in Bolivia, activists also held a water conference, Feria Internacional del Aqua, which featured an outdoor fair where villagers showcased the work of local water councils. The fair included food, information about water-related organizations and a number of workshops.

People's Water Forum Declaration

March 22, 2009

Instanbul, Turkey

On World Water Day, the People’s Water Forum Declaration was released declaring water a human right and a central component of the global commons. The statement continues: we reject all forms of privatization and declare that the management and control of water must be public, social, cooperative, participatory, equitable, and not for profit.

Download and distribute the declaration.

Stop the Mining of Sacred Tribal Land!

Stop the Mining of Sacred Tribal Land!

We need your immediate support to stop the proposed copper mining that would irreversibly desecrate lands sacred to Apache and other tribes and devastate the environment and health of the people in Superior, Arizona, and many other neighboring Arizona communities.

Say No To Bottled Water

Cape Cod Takes Bottled Water to the Streets

bottle person in parade

Cape Cod raises awareness about the wasteful nature of bottled water.

Bottled Water: Nectar of the Frauds?

by Abid Aslam

WASHINGTON - Water, water everywhere and we are duped into buying it bottled.

Consumers spend a collective $100 billion every year on bottled water in the belief--often mistaken, as it happens--that this is better for us than what flows from our taps, according to environmental think tank the Earth Policy Institute (EPI).

The pumped-up price of water

Daniel Marsula, Post-Gazette
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Pittsburgh Press Pittsburgh Pa:
Priced per gallon, it's way higher than gasoline

Sunday, May 07, 2006
By Mackenzie Carpenter, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

If you think you're getting gouged at the gas pump, wait until you reach into your refrigerator for a bottle of water.

That 9-ounce bottle of Evian spring water at $1.49? That'll cost you about $21 a gallon, thank you very much. That 16-ounce Dasani or Aquafina -- filtered tap water brought to you by Coke or Pepsi, respectively -- that will be $1.50 at your nearest vending machine.

Of course, lots of things cost more than gasoline these days. Diet Snapple goes for $10.32 per gallon. Heck, Pepto-Bismol is $123.20 a gallon.

OWASA: Our water just as good as the bottled stuff

OWASA lab analyst Monica Sherbrook runs tests several times a week for specific amounts, if any, of phosphorus, iron and aluminum in the drinking water at the OWASA Water Treatment Plant Laboratory.

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