News from Mexico
16.oct.14 The development of hydraulic fracturing will have major consequences for the environment, society and energy sustainability in Latin America. Under the World Day Against Fracking (Global Frackdown), organizations of Latin American civil society warn about irreversible impacts that exploitation of unconventional oil through fracking is going to cause in the environment and society.
Realising the human rights to water and sanitation: A handbook
The UN Special Rapporteur on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation, Catarina de Albuquerque, is very proud to present her new publication: Realising the human rights to water and sanitation: A handbook
This Handbook is the product of six years of work by the first UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights to water and sanitation. It explains the meaning and legal obligations that arise from these rights, translating the often complex technical and legal language into accessible information.
San José, Costa Rica. Following the approval in first debate of the Law for Integrated Water Resource Management, onMarch 31st, the Constitutional Court moved to constitutional study.
From August 31 to September 5, Stockholm Sweden will host the World Water Week and FANMex will be there.
Mexico. Freshwater Action Network Mexico, Greenpeace and the Coalition of mexican organizations for the Right to Water [COMDA] held a forum at the Senate on the human right to water and sanitation in indigenous communities.
Introduction and Proposed Goals and Targets on Sustainable Development for the Post2015 Development Agenda
Poverty eradication is the greatest global challenge facing the world today and an indispensable requirement for sustainable development. We are therefore committed to freeing humanity from poverty and hunger as a matter of urgency.
In Mexico there´s a whole generation that doesn´t know what water fountains are. Bottled water industry has controlled the market while public services delivery has been neglegted. This has made of Mexico the largest consumer of soft drinks in the world, consuming 163 liters per person in one year and the largest consumer of bottled water, 234 liters per person per year.
The Foundation France Libertés is collaborating with FANMex on a project looking at indigenous perspectives on the right to water.
In March 2013, FAN Latin American networks: FANAS, FANCA and FANMex, along with other organizations organised the Community Water and Sanitation Management Fair “Nuestra Agua 2013”. The fair, which aimed to increase the visibility of community water management groups and to provide a space to share and learn, took place in Granada, Nicaragua.