2012 Special Broadcasts / Alternative World Water Forum

The Alternative World Water Forum will take place in Marseille, France, from March 14-17, 2012. This is a space built as an alternative to expose the appropriation of water management by the 6th World Water Forum organized by the World Water Council, one of the main voices of the World Bank and transnational corporations. Organizations claiming water as a fundamental human right will gather in Marseille in favor of an ecological and democratic water management and the establishment of a world movement in defense of the resource. Real World Radio will cover the event from France with Danilo Urrea of CENSAT-Agua Viva Colombia as correspondent.

  • 26 March 2012 | |

    “Stop Water Grabbing”

    Via Campesina at the end of the Alternative World Water Forum

    Solidarity with the people affected by environmental disasters, especially with the “victims” of the building of dams, shale gas, grabbing, commodification and water scarcity and the widespread pollution, is part of La Via Campesina’s declaration at the Alternative World Water Forum. Read more

  • 20 March 2012 | |


    Academics in the water defense movements

    The Municipal Service Project is a research project that has been exploring alternatives to the privatization and commercialization of electricity, health, water and sanitation services in Africa, Asia and Latin America for years. Read more

  • 20 March 2012 | | |

    Not for Sale

    Serious claims against Italian energy company Enel at Water Forum in Marseille

    Murders, death threats, persecutions, repression and filing criminal reports are just some of the practices chosen by Italian corporation Enel to establish its hydroelectric project Palo Viejo in Quiché department, Guatemala. Read more

  • 20 March 2012 | |

    “A Forum Full of Life”

    Marseille: Interview with Eloi Badia, member of Engineers without Borders

    The Alternative World Water Forum, which took place from March 14-17 in Marseille, France, made it possible for many networks to meet and plan common strategies, especially towards the Rio+20 Summit which will take place in June, 2012. Read more

  • 20 March 2012 | | |


    Attempts to privatize water advance in Marseille: the voices of dissent

    The Alternative World Water Forum started on Wednesday in Marseille, France, and gathered social movements and organizations from different parts of the world who work in defense of water as a fundamental human right. Read more

  • 15 March 2012 | |

    A Special Day

    Mobilization in Marseille against dams

    Around 200 activists from different parts of the world demonstrated Wednesday in Marseille, France, against the installation of large dams, in the framework of the International Day of Action against Dams, around which many actions in several countries were carried out against these projects. Read more

  • 15 March 2012 | |

    Divine Good, Human Right

    Interview with Luis Infanti, Aysen Archbishop (Chile) at the Alternative Water Social Forum

    In Marseille, France, Real World Radio interviewed Luis Infanti, Archbishop of Aysen, Chile, and an activist in his community in defense of water and life against a government that seeks to commodify them. Read more

  • 8 March 2012 | |

    Starting Debates

    Danilo Urrea of CENSAT Agua Viva - Friends of the Earth Colombia on the Alternative World Water Forum

    Several social organizations and networks are preparing for the Alternative World Water Forum which will begin in six days. In the past years, these organizations have been building a global collective platform for the defense of water as a common good and a fundamental right. Read more

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