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April 17, 2009
Public Interest Prevails as Citizens of Gilchrist County Give Blue Springs Properties, Inc. the Boot: Permit to Bottle Water From Santa Fe River Revoked
Press Statement: ‚This week, the Suwannee River Water Management (SRWMD) District‚ governing board voted unanimously to revoke Blue Springs Properties Inc.‚ permit to bottle water from the Santa Fe River in High Springs, Florida. We applaud this decision and thank the Water Management District for its commitment to protecting the area‚
April 16, 2009
Press Release: Food & Water Watch, a national consumer advocacy group based in Washington, D.C., will co-sponsor a series of events in observance of Earth Day to draw attention to the importance of clean, affordable public water systems and the social and environmental benefits of choosing tap water over bottled water. The events will take place in Washington, D.C.; New York, N.Y.; San Diego, Calif. and Waterville, Maine, among other cities.
Press Statement: ‚Yesterday, the CEO of Climate Exchange PLC trotted out the incredibly bad idea to, essentially, apply the flawed model of carbon cap-and-trade markets to water. The head of the UK-based company that made millions of dollars last year from its business facilitating carbon trading wants to take this scheme that has failed to reduce emissions of climate changing carbon gas and apply it to water extraction rights from the Great Lakes, according to an interview titled, ‚Water cap and trade,” posted yesterday on Global Dashboard: Notes from the Future.
April 3, 2009
Press Release: Press Statement of Food & Water Watch Executive Director, Wenonah Hauter: n spite of opposition from consumers, dairy farmers, and national food companies, today the Kansas legislature passed a rule that will deny consumers important information about how milk is produced. Similar to a rule adopted by Ohio last year, this new state law would go beyond the federal Food and Drug Administration‚ guidance for labeling dairy products by requiring the use of a misleading disclaimer about the use of artificial hormones.
March 24, 2009
Press Release: A bill that would provide critical information about the impact of the bottled water industry today passed out of the California State Assembly Committee on Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials. Authored by Assembly Member Felipe Fuentes and sponsored by the national consumer advocacy group Food & Water Watch, Assembly Bill 301 would require bottled water corporations to disclose the volume and source of water they extract and whether that source is publicly or privately owned.
Press Release: Food & Water Watch, along with a coalition of faith, farm, food, hunger and international development groups, today sent a letter to President Barack Obama and congressional leaders demanding decisive action to prevent speculation in the commodity markets from threatening the food security of hundreds of millions of people.
March 22, 2009
Food & Water Watch-Sponsored Film Blue Gold Screens at Environmental Film Festival in Washington, D.C.
Press Release: Food & Water Watch, a national consumer advocacy group, today sponsored a screening of Blue Gold: World Water Wars at the Environmental Film Festival in Washington, D.C. The new award-winning documentary film exposes how corporate giants, private investors and corrupt governments are vying for control of the world‚ depleting fresh water supply. Food & Water Watch Board Chair Maude Barlow and Executive Director Wenonah Hauter both appear in the film to denounce corporate water privatization and offer solutions for addressing world water shortages.
March 19, 2009
Press Release: Senior Advisor to the United Nations General Assembly and Food & Water Watch Board Chair Maude Barlow, along with advocates from an international coalition on water justice issues, today denounced the World Water Forum‚ position on water privatization and defended public access to clean, safe water as a human right. Conceived as a counter-event to the World Water Forum, today‚ protest opposed the forum‚ support of the privatization of municipal water systems and urged the United Nations to take a greater role in delivering water to populations in developing nations.
Press Release: International water justice activists converged at the People‚ Water Forum today to affirm the human right to water and present diverse visions of existing public and community-led water management practices that protect water for people and nature, and can ensure water access for all regardless of their ability to pay.
Press Statement: The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development‚ (OECD)‚ new report Managing Water for All recycles the same tried and failed market-based solutions to the problem of ensuring, as the UN recognized in 2002, ‚The human right to water is indispensable for leading a life in human dignity.” While the OECD recognizes the dire scope of the problem and the additional climate change risks going forward, the report fails to provide new leadership on these vital questions. The OECD promotes several dubious solutions to the lack of access to drinking water faced by 1 billion people and sanitation services faced by 2.5 billion people.