Water / ACTION
Some principles of water justice
Oz GREEN involves communities to care for rivers www.ozgreen.org.au
www.unesco.org/water/wwap Home of the World Water Assessment Programme, pooling the resources of 23 UN agencies. See below to access the Programme's comprehensive World Water Development Report presented at Kyoto in March 2003.
http://www.unesco.org/water/wwap/wwdr/ex_summary/index.shtml Executive Summary of the World Water Development Report.
http://www.wateryear2003.org/ The site for the International Year of Freshwater 2003.
www.unep.org/themes/freshwater/ Statistics from the United Nations Environment Programme.
www.who.int/water_sanitation_health/index.htm The World Health Organization's health and sanitation database.
www.citizen.org/ US civil-rights group Public Citizen.
www.canadians.org Visit the Blue Planet Project on the Council of Canadians' site, which aims to co-ordinate international anti-privatization efforts - with extensive links.
www.foei.org/water/index.html Friends of the Earth International.
http://forums.transnationale.org Digs the dirt on water transnationals.
www.oneworldaction.org Read the cogent report 'The Great Water Robbery' here.
www.polarisinstitute.org Check out Operation Water Lords at the Canadian Polaris Institute's site.
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/2882349.stm A report on the The First People's World Water Forum.
Two recent books worth reading: the impressively researched Blue Gold: The battle against corporate theft of the world's water by Maude Barlow and Tony Clarke (Earthscan 2002) and the more polemical Water Wars: Privatization, Pollution, and Profit by Vandana Shiva (Pluto Press 2002).
www.irn.org The best campaigning site on the subject, courtesy of the Berkeley-based International Rivers Network.
www.greatlakesdirectory.org/ Useful US site that covers a multiplicity of issues.
www.idrc.ca/waterdemand/ Canadian Government-funded initiative to look at ways of reducing water demand in regions of scarcity.
www.rain-water.org/ The Japanese group People for Rainwater Utilization with outreach in Bangladesh.
www.rainwaterharvesting.org A multitude of stories and strategies from India.
www.waternz.co.nz Industry initiative concentrating on water quality in Aotearoa/New Zealand.
www.thewaterpage.com/ With an emphasis on sustainable development.
www.worldwater.org Data culled from Peter Gleick's authoritative biannual reports on the world's freshwater.
Perhaps in the thousand ages of divine-like
Chinua Achebe, Anthills of the Savannah
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