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Access to water

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19 March 2003

World Water Forum

March 16-23, 2003 Kyoto, Shiga and Osaka, Japan

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Article
18 March 2003

USA: Judge Tosses Bhopal Lawsuit

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.

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Article
17 March 2003

Private sector is not the answer for the 1.2 billion people who lack water

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...

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Article
14 March 2003

WATER: How To Supply All Populations Will Dominate Next Week's Forum

Author: UN Wire

The question of how to get sufficient water to all the world's people will dominate the third World Water Forum, which begins Sunday in Kyoto, Japan...One of the most controversial topics participants will address is the question of whether water is a...

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Article
12 March 2003
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Author: Peter S. Goodman, Washington Post, traducción en Clarín

Los que pagan el verdadero costo de todo esto son los que viven en el lugar de recepción de los "e-desechos". En las ciudades costeras de China, así como también en India y Paquistán, adultos y niños trabajan por aproximadamente 1,20 dólares diarios en...

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Article
12 March 2003

Reps Order Shell to Pay Ijaw $1.5b Compensation [Nigeria]

Author: Lemmy Ughegbe, Vanguard [Nigeria]

...the House of Representatives [of Nigeria] has ordered Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC), Nigeria Limited to pay the sum of US$1.5 billion to Ijaw Aborigines of Bayelsa State as compensation for the untold hardship and environmental...

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Article
11 March 2003

Communities Give Shell 2-Week Ultimatum [Nigeria]

Author: Sola Adebayo, Vanguard [Nigeria]

The leadership of two oil-rich communities in Delta State have handed down a two-week ultimatum to Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) to embark on infrastructural development of their areas or stop oil exploration activities...The two...

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Article
11 March 2003

Dow's Texas headquarters blockaded; contaminated water returned

Author: Greenpeace

"Our message is simple," said Greenpeace's Casey Harrell. "Dow must clean up Bhopal now and accept full responsibility for the health and environmental damage in that city. Until it does so, Dow will never be a responsible corporate citizen."

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Article
4 March 2003

Gold Discovered Beneath Ghana's Forest Reserves

Author: Mike Anane, Environment News Service

Dozens of bulldozers and excavators belonging to five multinational mining companies operating in Ghana [Chirano Goldmines (95% owned by Red Back Mining), Satellite Goldfields, Nevsun/AGC, Birim/AGC, Newmont Ghana (part of Newmont)] are poised to tear...

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Article
3 March 2003

New report shows negative impacts, threats of water privatization

Author: Friends of the Earth

A new report to be released on the eve of the Third World Water Forum shows that water privatization has had negative impacts on communities in many countries and threatens to affect an increasing number of people in 2003 [refers to Suez, Vivendi...

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