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Access to water

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International standards & introductory material on access to water: click here

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9 July 2002

The Private Sector - White Gold [South Africa]

Author: Corporate Watch [UK]

Right in their backyard - Just down the road from the wealthy Johannesburg suburb of Sandton, home to the World Summit on Susutainable Development 2002 venue, a human and environmental tragedy is being played out that has nothing to do with...

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5 July 2002

Contractors could face responsibility for pollution incidents [UK]

Author: Edie News

Legal responsibility for pollution incidents and serious failures in water quality standards could soon be borne by contractors as well as water companies, reports Malcolm Hallsworth, Editor of Water and Waste Treatment magazine.

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27 June 2002

Peru's Yanacocha eyes deposit in disputed gold site

Author: Missy Ryan, Reuters

Cajamarca, where some residents fear that mining Quillish will sully their water supply and threaten public health, is fighting Yanacocha [mining company, joint venture Newmont & Buenaventura] in court to keep the site hands-off for mining

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19 June 2002

BRAZIL: Johannesburg Summit May Look To Dam, Newspaper Reports

Author: UN Wire

The London Independent reported this week on Brazil's Castanhao Dam project, which it called a "testament to the growing worldwide crisis in the supply of freshwater" as identified by the U.N. Environment Program.

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17 June 2002

Water, water everywhere, but...[Brazil]

Author: Steve Connor, Independent [UK]

The shortage of fresh water in the developing world is reaching critical levels. And a new dam in Brazil only serves to highlight the environmental problem...In many respects, the Castanhão dam exemplifies how a dam should be built. It involved...

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17 June 2002

Water, water everywhere, but...[Brazil]

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1 June 2002
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Author: Association Tchadienne pour la Promotion et la Defense des Droits de l'homme; Centre pour l'Environnement et le Developpement [Cameroun]; Environmental Defense [USA]

Evaluation de l'impact de l'oléoduc Tchad-Cameroun...Deux ans après l'approbation [par la Banque Mondiale] du plus grand projet d'investissement en Afrique souvent considéré comme modèle de partenariat entre le secteur public et privé, c'est le moment...

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Article
28 May 2002

No Water? Drink Coke! [India]

Author: Nityanand Jayaraman, CorpWatch India

On 22 April, 2002, more than 2,000 irate protestors, consisting mostly of indigenous people and dalits (oppressed castes), gathered at the gates of the Hindustan Coca Cola factory in Plachimada, Palghat district, Kerala. Residents from the villages...

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16 May 2002

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT: UNEP Blasts Industry "Business As Usual"

Author: UN Wire

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15 May 2002

Sector report - Water management

Author: International Water Association

Sector Reports - UNEP DTIE is facilitating the preparation of a series of sector reports [for World Summit on Sustainable Development], whereby international, industry organisations and associations take stock of progress towards sustainable...

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