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The future we DON’T want


FAN Mexico, FAN Central America and FAN South America, three of the regional members of  Freshwater Action Network, are deeply concerned with the results of the Rio+20 Conference document, where the proposed solutions by the major groups and NGOs have been mainly eliminated, leaving a document without real commitments thus representing "the future we DON’T want".

"The future we don't want"



A representative of the NGO's major group opened the conference’s 1st plenary meeting on the 20th June 2012, with this frank and hard hitting statement at RIO+20. With many individuals and organizations now questioning the validity of the “Future We Want” document, can we expect further backlash from the 1000 or so organizations that refused to endorse it?

FAN South Asia launches new four-year strategy

FANSA strategy 2012-16

FANSA has released its new four-year strategy at the first annual general meeting of the new independent FAN Global focusing on the human right to water and sanitation, sector governance, equity and inclusion, climate change. 

Engaging young people in international climate change policy

Leo Tambussi

Leo Tambussi shares his thoughts on the role of young people can play in relation to water and climate change. 

Lessons learnt from government implementation of One Million Water Tanks

Leo Tambussi

Leo shares his learning from the session 'Bridging the Gender Gap in Water Resource Management'.


Act now!! Sign on letter to save the rights to water and sanitation at Rio+20

The new negotiating text, redrafted by the Brazilian government needs improving! Even though we achieved to have the Human Right to water and sanitation mentioned on previous drafts, the current reference to the Human Right to water and sanitation is not legally binding once the reference to the UN resolution on Human Right to water and sanitation has been removed.

Water session at the Sustainable Development Dialogues


Leo Tambussi reports from the water session at the Sustainable Development Dialogues in Rio. 
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