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Less then 250 characters is desired en Harnessing political will for WASH in Pakistan http://www.freshwateraction.net/content/harnessing-political-will-wash-pakistan <p><em>Syed Shah Nasir Khisro, FANSA Pakistan's National Coordinator, shares news of the network's recent election campaigning success. </em></p><p></p><p><a href="http://www.freshwateraction.net/content/harnessing-political-will-wash-pakistan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.freshwateraction.net/content/harnessing-political-will-wash-pakistan#comments Sanitation South Asia Wed, 21 Aug 2013 15:31:37 +0000 Syed Shah Nasir Khisro 1688 at http://www.freshwateraction.net Justice for Jairo Mora http://www.freshwateraction.net/content/justice-jairo-mora <p>Jorge Mora, FANCA Regional Coordinator, blogs on the death and alleged murder of environmental activist and biologist Jairo Mora, calling for justice and your support.<br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.freshwateraction.net/content/justice-jairo-mora" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.freshwateraction.net/content/justice-jairo-mora#comments Environment Central America Tue, 04 Jun 2013 15:08:44 +0000 Jorge Mora 1653 at http://www.freshwateraction.net The human right to water has a value http://www.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://www.freshwateraction.net/content/human-right-water-has-value" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.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://www.freshwateraction.net A Rwandan perspective: my messages for the post MDG development agenda http://www.freshwateraction.net/content/rwandan-perspective-my-messages-post-mdg-development-agenda <p>There are so many important issues and priorities to include in the future post Millennium Development Goal agenda. From my perspective of working on WASH in Rwanda, I believe that an emphasis on local and context-specific projects that prioritise water resource management and sustainability is essential as well acknowledging the role the private sector can play in meeting water and sanitation needs.</p><p></p><p><a href="http://www.freshwateraction.net/content/rwandan-perspective-my-messages-post-mdg-development-agenda" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.freshwateraction.net/content/rwandan-perspective-my-messages-post-mdg-development-agenda#comments Millenium Development Goals Africa Global Mon, 18 Mar 2013 12:59:12 +0000 Christian Muhawenimana 1612 at http://www.freshwateraction.net Ensure a water secure world for all – African vision for post-MDG goal on water http://www.freshwateraction.net/content/ensure-water-secure-world-all-%E2%80%93-african-vision-post-mdg-goal-water <p>At the final African consultation on water I attended in Tunis for the post- Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) development framework, the overriding outcome was the development of a framework for a distinct goal on water.</p><p></p><p><a href="http://www.freshwateraction.net/content/ensure-water-secure-world-all-%E2%80%93-african-vision-post-mdg-goal-water" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.freshwateraction.net/content/ensure-water-secure-world-all-%E2%80%93-african-vision-post-mdg-goal-water#comments Millenium Development Goals Africa Global Fri, 15 Mar 2013 14:07:56 +0000 Baker Yiga 1609 at http://www.freshwateraction.net Water should be a distinct goal in the post-MDG framework http://www.freshwateraction.net/content/water-should-be-distinct-goal-post-mdg-framework <p>Last week I attended a consultation on water as part of the complex and wide ranging discussions that have been ongoing around the post 2015 Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) development framework. Through the diverse and high level discussions one promising message stood out – a call for water to be a distinct goal in any future framework.</p><p><a href="http://www.freshwateraction.net/content/water-should-be-distinct-goal-post-mdg-framework" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.freshwateraction.net/content/water-should-be-distinct-goal-post-mdg-framework#comments Millenium Development Goals Global Tue, 05 Mar 2013 18:11:45 +0000 Mary O'Connell 1606 at http://www.freshwateraction.net Planning the a global campaign for water and sanitation http://www.freshwateraction.net/content/planning-global-campaign-water-and-sanitation <p>As a member of the EWP campaign steering committee representing FANSA members, I attended the campaign’s annual planning meeting at the end of January. FANSA is a key supporter of this campaign which calls for an end to the water and sanitation crisis.</p><p></p><p><a href="http://www.freshwateraction.net/content/planning-global-campaign-water-and-sanitation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.freshwateraction.net/content/planning-global-campaign-water-and-sanitation#comments Financing South Asia Tue, 29 Jan 2013 10:17:47 +0000 Siddhartha Das 1588 at http://www.freshwateraction.net Strengthen the SWA at the national level to ensure grassroots engagement http://www.freshwateraction.net/content/strengthen-swa-national-level-ensure-grassroots-engagement <p>FANSA member Laboni Shabnam (Dhaka Ahsania Mission) shares her reflections from attending the first ever&nbsp;<span>Sanitation and Water for All Partnership meeting, describing how&nbsp;</span><span>the country level process must be strengthened</span><span>&nbsp;</span><span>to ensure the grassroots are properly engaged in this important process which is clearly making an impact.&nbsp;</span></p><div></div><p><a href="http://www.freshwateraction.net/content/strengthen-swa-national-level-ensure-grassroots-engagement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.freshwateraction.net/content/strengthen-swa-national-level-ensure-grassroots-engagement#comments Financing Global South Asia Wed, 05 Dec 2012 10:44:09 +0000 Laboni Shabnam 1563 at http://www.freshwateraction.net Citizens’ voices need to be heard more strongly to achieve sanitation and water for all http://www.freshwateraction.net/content/citizens%E2%80%99-voices-need-be-heard-more-strongly-achieve-sanitation-and-water-all-0 <p>ANEW's&nbsp;<span>Executive Secretary,&nbsp;</span>Yiga Baker, shares his reflections form the SWA Partnership Meeting.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p><a href="http://www.freshwateraction.net/content/citizens%E2%80%99-voices-need-be-heard-more-strongly-achieve-sanitation-and-water-all-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.freshwateraction.net/content/citizens%E2%80%99-voices-need-be-heard-more-strongly-achieve-sanitation-and-water-all-0#comments Financing Central America Global Mexico South America Mon, 19 Nov 2012 14:35:14 +0000 Baker Yiga 1555 at http://www.freshwateraction.net Right to Service becomes law in Kerala (India) http://www.freshwateraction.net/content/right-service-becomes-law-kerala-india <p>On 25<sup>th</sup> July 2012<strong>, </strong>the Kerala Legislative Assembly has passed the Right to Service Bill-2012. The Kerala Chief Minister Oommen &nbsp;Chandy has kept his promise of making available services including domestic water connections to people within a specified time.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p></p><p><a href="http://www.freshwateraction.net/content/right-service-becomes-law-kerala-india" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.freshwateraction.net/content/right-service-becomes-law-kerala-india#comments Mon, 30 Jul 2012 06:01:51 +0000 Roy Kunjappy 1502 at http://www.freshwateraction.net