Water Security and the Right to Food in Climate Challenged Countries: Women at the Center

On April 13, 2011, The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA), in cooperation with the Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development of the European Commission, the ACP Secretariat of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP), the European NGO Confederation for Relief and Development (Concord) and other partners, organized a Brussels Bri

World Water Day statement from the Water Justice Movement, March 22, 2011

World Water Day is observed every year on March 22 as a day of action to draw attention to the role that fresh water plays in our world and lives, and the challenges that lie ahead in realizing right to water for all. The past year has been momentous as far as the advancement of right to water goes. There have been two developments in the U.N.

Reflections on right to water

This week, the U.N. Independent Expert on the issue of human rights obligations related to access to safe drinking water and sanitation, Ms. Catarina de Albuquerque, will visit the United States, giving us an opportunity to pause and reflect: What does right to water entail?

Water warriors testify in Cancún

People working on water and climate change—water warriors—participated in a workshop organized at the alternate COP 16, known as Dialogo Climatico. At a session titled "Water, Dams and Disasters," we heard moving testimonies from those affected by toxic pollution in their air and water, and peasants displaced from their farms.