Danielle Morley's blog http://freshwateraction.net/blog/11 This is the brief website summary. Less then 250 characters is desired en The human right to water has a value http://freshwateraction.net/content/human-right-water-has-value <p><em><strong>Please note this blog was updated on 25 April 2013 to reflect the fact the clip which is discussed was produced in 2005 and Peter Brabeck has since updated his position - that water is a human right, but not a free good</strong></em><br /> <br /> In an interview produced for the documentary <em>We Feed the World</em>, Nestlé Chairman Peter Brabeck claimed that considering water a human right is an extreme solution. The video, which has recently been circulating in social media, is in fact from 2005 and Brabeck has since updated his position. However, it highlights the most common misconception about the human rights to water and sanitation which is still prevalent today - that it entails an obligation to provide a free supply of water to meet people's basic needs.</p><p><a href="http://freshwateraction.net/content/human-right-water-has-value" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://freshwateraction.net/content/human-right-water-has-value#comments Rights to water & sanitation Global Wed, 17 Apr 2013 12:53:58 +0000 Danielle Morley 1637 at http://freshwateraction.net Progress at High Level Meeting of Sanitation and Water for All Partnership http://freshwateraction.net/content/progress-high-level-meeting-sanitation-and-water-all-partnership <p>The Sanitation &amp; Water for All Partnership made good progress at its recent 'High Level Meeting' convened by UNICEF at the World Bank Spring Meeting on 20 April 2012.&nbsp; Civil society advoca</p><p><a href="http://freshwateraction.net/content/progress-high-level-meeting-sanitation-and-water-all-partnership" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://freshwateraction.net/content/progress-high-level-meeting-sanitation-and-water-all-partnership#comments Africa Global South Asia Thu, 26 Apr 2012 11:54:15 +0000 Danielle Morley 1382 at http://freshwateraction.net Water, sanitation and Rio20: the importance of rights http://freshwateraction.net/content/water-sanitation-and-rio20-importance-rights <p><span>The importance of the rights to water and sanitation for sustainable development in paramount and must be included in the solutions at Rio+20 but recently there have been attempts to weaken human rights language.</span></p><p></p><p><a href="http://freshwateraction.net/content/water-sanitation-and-rio20-importance-rights" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://freshwateraction.net/content/water-sanitation-and-rio20-importance-rights#comments Thu, 19 Apr 2012 13:01:56 +0000 Danielle Morley 1368 at http://freshwateraction.net Human Rights to Water Food Energy: Bonn Nexus http://freshwateraction.net/content/human-rights-water-food-energy-bonn-nexus <p>When we began FAN in 2001, the human right to water and sanitation was far from secure and subject to much debate between NGOs and goverments. So it was significant to be present at <a href="http://www.water-energy-food.org/">BonnNexus 2011</a> ten years later as a member of the Stakeholder Advisory Group and panellist on Human Rights.</p><p></p><p><a href="http://freshwateraction.net/content/human-rights-water-food-energy-bonn-nexus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://freshwateraction.net/content/human-rights-water-food-energy-bonn-nexus#comments Rights to water & sanitation Global Tue, 29 Nov 2011 16:58:22 +0000 Danielle Morley 1092 at http://freshwateraction.net Progress for water in UNFCCC http://freshwateraction.net/content/progress-water-unfccc <p>We are pleased to report on progress with our mission to create space for better consideration of water, within the heavy politics of climate change negotiations.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://freshwateraction.net/content/progress-water-unfccc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://freshwateraction.net/content/progress-water-unfccc#comments Climate change Global Tue, 28 Jun 2011 10:54:20 +0000 Danielle Morley 777 at http://freshwateraction.net Water & Climate Change: will it make the agenda in Bonn? http://freshwateraction.net/content/water-climate-change-will-it-make-agenda-bonn <p>Alex Simalabwi, from our partner&nbsp;Global Water Partnership, sent me an email with an update on the deliberations (or non-deliberations more like) at the UNFCCC negotiations in Bonn this week which he agreed I could share with you. He thinks all is not lost despite the lack of progress. Read on to replace out more.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://freshwateraction.net/content/water-climate-change-will-it-make-agenda-bonn" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://freshwateraction.net/content/water-climate-change-will-it-make-agenda-bonn#comments Climate change Wed, 08 Jun 2011 16:40:55 +0000 Danielle Morley 738 at http://freshwateraction.net Water & Climate Coalition at COP16 http://freshwateraction.net/content/water-climate-coalition-cop16 <p>The FAN team have a pretty unique mission amongst the thousands of delegates attending the 2010&nbsp;<a href="http://www.cop16.mx">Climate Change Summit</a>.</p><p><a href="http://freshwateraction.net/content/water-climate-coalition-cop16" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://freshwateraction.net/content/water-climate-coalition-cop16#comments Climate change Wed, 01 Dec 2010 02:37:59 +0000 Danielle Morley 500 at http://freshwateraction.net Landmark legal decision halts gold mining in Costa Rica http://freshwateraction.net/content/landmark-legal-decision-halts-gold-mining-costa-rica <p>What a great day! After a long and difficult campaign, community groups in Costa Rica today celebrate an environmental victory. They have just won a legal case against gold mining in Costa Rica.</p><p><a href="http://freshwateraction.net/content/landmark-legal-decision-halts-gold-mining-costa-rica" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://freshwateraction.net/content/landmark-legal-decision-halts-gold-mining-costa-rica#comments Governance, transparency and monitoring Thu, 25 Nov 2010 03:28:39 +0000 Danielle Morley 483 at http://freshwateraction.net 'We’ve been working towards this moment for a decade' http://freshwateraction.net/content/we%E2%80%99ve-been-working-towards-moment-decade <p>Today is a momentous day for all of us working on the rights to water and sanitation. The rights to&nbsp;water and sanitation have finally been made&nbsp;legally binding in international law with a resolution passed at&nbsp;the Human Rights Council.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://freshwateraction.net/content/we%E2%80%99ve-been-working-towards-moment-decade" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://freshwateraction.net/content/we%E2%80%99ve-been-working-towards-moment-decade#comments Rights to water & sanitation Thu, 30 Sep 2010 19:15:35 +0000 Danielle Morley 389 at http://freshwateraction.net