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Danielle Morley addresses delegates at Rio+20 Corporate Sustainability Forum


Danielle Morley addresses delegates at the Rio+20 Corporate Sustainability Forum on, Enabling Achievement of Water Sustainability Objectives through Collective Action and the Water Action Hub (18th June 2012). 

Nasir asks - Can SDGs serve and survive as tools for sustainable development?

Syed Shah Nasir Khisro, National Convenor of FANSA Pakistan, is participating in the Rio+20 conventions from 13 June 2012. He shares his participation and learning from the conference to the larger audience of FANSA family. 

Bangladesh: government cuts water and sanitation budget by US$ 121 million

The Bangladesh government has reduced its allocation for water and sanitation by around 10 billion taka (US$ 121 million) in the proposed 2012-13 budget. This is 29 per cent less than in 2011-2012. Just two months earlier at the SWA High Level Meeting in Washington, DC, the government had committed to increase the allocation for sanitation and water supply by 50 per cent. [1]

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. 

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