WATER AND ENVIRONMENT
Session co-organised by European Water Movement and International Rivers
Aqeelah Hassen (International Rivers)
Issues raised by large dams in Africa
Marcella Mella (No Alto Maipo)
Lucha ciudadana contra la presa de Alto Maipo en Chile
Ercan Ayboga (Mesopotamian Ecology Movement)
Impacts on rivers and communities living near the rivers by dams in the Mesopotamian region
Thierry Uso (Eau Secours 34)
Usage non durable de l’eau par les centrales nucléaires
Daniel Hofnung (Coordination Eau Ile-de-France)
Accaparement de l’eau et pollution des milieux aquatiques par l’agrobusiness
Annelies Broekman (Xarxa Nova Cultura de l’Aigua)
El riego insostenible de la agricultura industrial en la región mediterránea
Bruce Shillingsworth (Australian First Nations)
Vanishing of Australian rivers due to excessive water withdrawal by industrial agriculture, consequences for local communities
Renad Masnara (UAWC-Palestine)
Preserving water rights through peasant agroecology and food Sovereignty
Jan Pokorny, Michal Kravcic (New Water Paradigm)
Principles of the New Water Paradigm
David Sanchez (Food & Water Europe)
Here are the 2 workshops that the European Water Movement will animate during ESU 2017 in Toulouse.
EU Water policy, challenges, lessons learned and the way forward
Friday 25th, 14:15-16:15
We present the highlights of European water policy since the previous ESU: transposition of the concession directive, battles for the right to water in Ireland and Greece, threat of CETA on water. Then we explain why we must be vigilant on the revision of the water framework directive that has just started and on the EU will to develop water trading and more partnership with the private sector.
Thierry Uso, animator of the water commission of Attac France, member of Eau Secours 34
Maria Kanelopoulo, SaveGreekWater’s spokesperson for the international
David Sanchez, Food & Water Europe’s campaign officer
Noreen Murphy, activist of the Irish right2water campaign
Citizens' participation in the management of water services in Europe
Saturday 26th, 14:15-16:15
The return to public management of water and sanitation services should always be accompanied by the citizens' participation in the governance of these services. From the cases of Berlin, Naples, Montpellier, Terrassa, we will describe the mechanisms of participation set up or desired, analyze their strengths and weaknesses in order to determine which we must demand.
Dorothea Härlin, Berliner Wassertisch's s spokesperson for the international, member of Attac Germany
Consiglia Salvio, Comitato acqua pubblica di Napoli
Thierry Uso, Eau Secours 34, animator of the water commission of Attac France
Juan Martinez, Taula de l’aigua de Terrassa
Initiated by the Ekta Parishad movement for smalll landless peasants in India, the international Jai Jagat march left on October 2nd, 2019 from New Dehli (India) and will arrive at the United Nations headquarters in Geneva (Switzerland) on September 20th, 2020.
Right2Water is hosting a National Demonstration against water charges on Saturday, 17th September 2016.