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“Water management in Europe: price and non-price approaches to water conservation

The European Environment Agency (EEA) has published a new study “Water management in Europe: price and non-price approaches to water conservation”, based on case studies from 8 countries (Denmark, Spain, France, Italy, Romania, Sweden, Cyprus and Germany). The first consideration is that the European study, as the title suggests, ignores the Human Right to Water […] Read More

Threats and violations of the human right to water in Conceição do Mato Dentro and Alvorada de Minas, Minas Gerais

Dossier-denunciation produced by the Collective Margarida Alves and by the Pastoral Land Commission (CPT). Brazil, Minas Gerais, 2017 The human right to drinking water is threatened, in Minas Gerais, by extracting minerals that consume a lot of water, pollute bogs and reduce the water resources available to communities for drinking ad human use. The Pastoral […] Read More

California Hones Drinking Water Affordability Plan

June 8, 2017 State considers four options as it designs nation’s first statewide affordability program. By Brett Walton, Circle of Blue – Nearly five years ago, the California Legislature declared that the state’s residents have a right to “safe, clean, affordable, and accessible water.” Passage of the landmark law provoked a practical question that has […] Read More

Business Unusual: Valuing Water for a Sustainable Future

May 30 2017, Johannesburg (IPS), by Paula Fray. Valuing water is more than simply assigning costs to a scare resource – it is an essential step for transforming water governance to meet the needs of a prosperous future. This was a recurring view from participants at the first regional discussion on water organised in South […] Read More

Price of Water 2017: Four Percent Increase in 30 Large U.S. Cities

By Brett Walton, Circle of Blue Belying their reputation as conservative institutions that resist change, large U.S. water utilities, in response to slow-motion social and hydrological shifts that alter water availability and use, are showing signs of creativity. The inspiration is reflected in their rates, which continue a relentless, but slowing, upward climb. The average […] Read More


March 23, 2017. To draw attention to the challenge of “how to achieve universal access to safe water as a human right”, the Italian Committee for the World Water Contract (CICMA), with the support of Cariplo Foundation and the collaboration of Cap Holding, held in Milan, on the occasion of World water Day, a workshop […] Read More

El Salvador Votes for Water over Gold

March 30, 2017. After a 12-year struggle, Salvadoran lawmakers voted to ban mining for metals. The people of El Salvador and their international allies against irresponsible mining are celebrating a historic victory. After a long battle against global mining companies that were determined to plunder the country’s natural resources for short-term profits, El Salvador’s Legislative […] Read More

WORLD WATER DAY: Water is life, dignity, rights

March 22, 2017. On the occasion of the 2017 World Water Day, CICMA (Italian Committee for a World Water Contract) organizes a public seminar “Water is life, dignity, right. Confronting visions and proposals” drawing attention to the challenge of actually guaranteeing the human right to water. CICMA also wants to verify how Italy is facing […] Read More