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Nayarit communities call for support to scrap destructive water management schemes

By Daniela Del Bene. Canal Costa de Oro, also known as “Canal Centenario”, is one of the most ambitious and strategic water management projects of the Government of Nayarit, Mexico. It …

Hidden water flows and the perversities of gold mining

By Diana Vela Almeida Large scale gold mining, more than any other economic activity; provokes the greatest number of negative impacts relative to its scale of operation. Gold mining damages local …

Is India changing its development paradigm?

“India cannot go through constructing another Sardar Sarovar Dam,” Indian Minister of Rural Development Jairam Ramesh said last week while discussing the Land Acquisition Bill with reporters in Delhi. Ramesh …

Jal Satyagraha in the Narmada Valley

By Daniela Del Bene. Satyagraha is the struggle for the Truth, a Gandhian way of fighting injustice with the power of the Truth. Jal means water and the two words indicate …

Himalayan dams: goddamned!

By Nick Meynen and Daniela Del Bene. UPDATE: Wednesday 14 August When top environmental journalist Fred Pearce wrote “Water, the defining crisis of the 21st century” in 2007, water conflict cases in …

Water justice: the first successful European Citizen’s Initiative

By Nick Meynen. A petition calling for water justice has been accepted as the first European Citizen Initiative. A European citizens’ initiative is an invitation to the European Commission to propose …

The contradictions in the mining firm Antofagasta

London is the world’s biggest centre for investment in the minerals industry. Investment banks, pension funds, hedge funds and insurance companies use London stock exchanges to invest in dubious mining …

International seminar on environmental justice and water justice

EJOLT is the co-sponsor of an international seminar on environmental justice and water justice in Colombia, October 2013. Here is the call for papers: Objective To analyse, within the conceptual framework of …

The Angostura Mining Project in the Paramo of Santurban, Colombia

The Angostura Project is located 67 kilometres (41 miles) northeast of Bucaramanga, the capital of Santander. Santander boasts several areas with gold resources, thus there are different kinds of mining …

Idle no More! Tar Sands no More! Harper no More!

by Leah Temper. The Harper government almost got away with it… The Conservative government in Canada, in power since 2006, has done everything to clear the way for further development of the …

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