Access to water
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Author: Marwaan Macan-Markar, Inter Press Service
A ministerial meeting tackling the world's water problems fell short of producing a clearly defined programme of action in its final declaration, which was released here in this central Japanese city on Sunday. Also missing in the final text seeking...
Author: Bayan Rahman, Financial Times
The world's biggest international water conference and a meeting of about 100 ministers failed to achieve its stated goal of delivering concrete plans to tackle water-related problems...Attempts to characterise water as a human right were dropped,...
Author: Amnesty International
On the occasion of the World Water Day, 22 March 2003, Amnesty International stressed the need to focus on the human rights dimension regarding the issue of access to water, and urged the international community to call upon the conclusions of The...
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Author: UN Wire
International financiers at the World Water Forum today in Kyoto launched a $180 billion plan to prevent a worldwide water crisis...Environmentalists and anti-poverty activists have criticized the plan, saying that the forum, which is largely...
Michigan bars corn farmers from using herbicide [Balance Pro, manufactured by Bayer Crop Science] that critics say is linked to water pollution [USA]
Author: Associated Press
Author: World Business Council for Sustainable Development
As delegates pour into Japan this week for the Third World Water Forum, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) – a long-standing advocate of public-private partnerships for delivering water to those without access to it – used...
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March 16-23, 2003 Kyoto, Shiga and Osaka, Japan
Author: Larry Neumeister, Associated Press
A federal judge threw out a lawsuit Tuesday that sought damages for those living near the deadly 1984 gas leak that killed thousands in Bhopal, India, saying Union Carbide Corp. had done enough and that too much time had passed.
Author: Tearfund and WaterAid
'New Rules, New Roles: Does PSP (private sector participation) benefit the poor?' shows that the private sector is unlikely to be able to provide water to the 1.2 billion people currently lacking it. WaterAid and Tearfund want institutional...