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Water rights News

Corporations focus on water profits, World Bank supports them

Nestle and other companies are making significant profits by gathering water from small towns and rural areas. Waves of public outcry have begun but privatization of water is the direction the world is going in.

Canadians bring 1,000 litres of water to Detroit residents

Detroit - Supporters from nearby areas of Canada came into the United States to bring fresh water to residents of Detroit. Many of those living there have no water now due to unpaid bills which led to mass shutoffs from their companies.

Op-Ed: California is facing a water crisis

California is one of the richest regions in the world and is facing a glaring environmental problem that could destroy the economy of the state.

Coca-Cola plant ordered demolished over water rights issue

Varanasi - A local administration in India has ordered a Coca-Cola plant destroyed after complaints and protests over the plant's use of the area’s water supply.

Canada: Idle No More protests spark meeting with PM Harper Special

Calgary - On January 11, 2013, Prime Minister Stephen Harper will meet with First Nations leaders to discuss treaty, Aboriginal rights, and economic development. First Nation Leaders demanded this meeting that was inspired by the grassroots movement Idle No More.

Assembly of First Nations Water Conference — March 5 - 7, 2012 Special

Calgary - The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) will be hosting the AFN Water Conference on March 6-7, 2012 and the Water Rights special session, co-hosted by the Confederacy of Treaty 6 First Nations, on March 5, 2012 at the Marriott Edmonton River Cree Resort.

Kalahari San People launch appeal in bid to regain water rights

The decision of a Botswana Judge to deny the San People their water rights shocked the world in July. The San had applied to regain access to a water bore they had used in the past, going to court when the government refused access.

Judge denies Botswana's Kalahari San people their water rights

Driven from the Kalahari Preserve by a government intent on accomodating diamond mining interests, Botswana's San people won the right to return to their land in 2006. Since then the San say the government has denied their rights to water.
 

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Four years later  the Botswana government continues
to reject the High Court ruling. © Survival
Four years later, the Botswana government continues to reject the High Court ruling. © Survival
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The Nukak need  special attention  to survive  according to the report. ©D Hill/ Survival
The Nukak need 'special attention' to survive, according to the report. ©D Hill/ Survival
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An overview rendition of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam.
April 17  2011.
An overview rendition of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam. April 17, 2011.
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A participant beats the drum at an Idle No More rally.
A participant beats the drum at an Idle No More rally.
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Demonstrators protest against tourism to Botswana

at FITUR. © Iñaki Luis/Survival
Demonstrators protest against tourism to Botswana at FITUR. © Iñaki Luis/Survival
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The Bushmen s lawyer Gordon Bennett also
represented them during their 2006 High
Court victory. ©...
The Bushmen's lawyer Gordon Bennett also represented them during their 2006 High Court victory. ©Survival
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Visitors to Wilderness Safaris  CKGR lodge bathe
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Visitors to Wilderness Safaris' CKGR lodge bathe in this pool – but the government bans Bushmen living nearby from using a water borehole. ©Survival
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Xoroxloo Duxee  Moeti s grandmother  died of dehydration after the Bushmen s water borehole was disa...
Xoroxloo Duxee, Moeti's grandmother, died of dehydration after the Bushmen's water borehole was disabled. © Survival
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