Navigation Links
Food & Water Watch and International Coalition Members to Protest World Water Forum in Istanbul
Date:3/10/2009

WASHINGTON, March 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Wenonah Hauter of Food & Water Watch, an international consumer advocacy organization based in Washington, D.C., along with Maude Barlow of the Council of Canadians and the Blue Planet Project and representatives of the Latin American network Red VIDA and the Asian organization Focus on the Global South, will be available to speak to the media by telephone on Wednesday, March 11 about their plans to protest the 5th World Water Forum in Istanbul. Food & Water Watch, Council of Canadians and the Blue Planet Project, Red VIDA, and Focus on the Global South are members of an international coalition that has come together to defend the human right to water.

The World Water Forum, organized and controlled by the World Water Council, will be held in Istanbul on March 16-22. Food & Water Watch will join a coalition of activists and hold counter events in Istanbul to protest the World Water Forum's stance on water privatization and to advocate water as a human right. While the World Water Forum has long touted the privatization of municipal water systems as a means of improving the welfare of communities in need, the reality is that water is being used to generate profit rather than to slake the world's growing thirst. The privatization of municipal water systems has caused conflicts around the world, and communities that have sold their water rights have faced limited access to water, higher tariffs, and poor water quality.

Event: Global Media Conference Calls Regarding the World Water Forum in Istanbul

Date: Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Time: 2 media calls: 8 a.m. EDT (global media conference call for reporters in Europe, Africa and Asia) and 1 p.m. EDT (global media conference call for reporters in the U.S., North America and Western Hemisphere)

Call-In Details: International access number: 302-709-8424; U.S. toll-free access number: 1-800-377-8846; Participant code: 48712145#

Participants: Wenonah Hauter, executive director, Food & Water Watch; Maude Barlow, national chairperson of the Council of Canadians, founder of the Blue Planet Project, and senior advisor on water to the president of the United Nations General Assembly; Claudia Campero Arena, Red VIDA network; Mary Ann Manahan, Focus on the Global South.

Food & Water Watch, a nonprofit consumer organization based in Washington, D.C., works to ensure clean water and safe food in the United States and around the world. We challenge the corporate control and abuse of our food and water resources by empowering people to take action and transforming the public consciousness about what we eat and drink. For more information, visit http://www.foodandwaterwatch.org/


'/>"/>
SOURCE Food & Water Watch
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Water Picks Up Odor From Plastic Pipes
2. AUDIO from Medialink and Kelloggs: Whats in Your Water?
3. AWWA, National Association of Water and Sanitation of Mexico, Agree to Share Expertise and Resources for Improved Water Supply
4. Briefing on a new Web resource to address global drinking water crisis
5. Joint Juice Launches New Ready-to-Drink Glucosamine & Vitamin-Enhanced Dietary Supplement Water Nationwide
6. New Herbal Water Creating Taste Sensation: Ayalas Herbal Water Has No Calories, No Preservatives and No Artificial Additives. Just All the Natural Benefits of Herbs!
7. Out of the woods: Physicians get urban disaster training in forests, gorges and waters
8. Milestone Scientific to Present at the Edgewater Research Investor Conference
9. After Infant Gripe Water Recall Scare, Homeopathic Medicine Offers Safe Alternative
10. AWWA Water 101 Seminar Targets Sales, Marketing and PR Pros
11. New Fish Advice Throws Baby Out With the Bath Water, Says Mercury Watchdog Group
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/23/2017)... ... May 23, 2017 , ... Axiad IDS , a leading ... Applications magazine has named the company a “Top 25 Cybersecurity Companies 2017.” ... to help organizations simply and proactively address potential cybersecurity threats before they happen. ...
(Date:5/23/2017)... , ... May 23, 2017 , ... ... technology and a 2017 Best in KLAS category winner, has named Daniel P. ... to extend and enhance its technology platform and product offerings,” says Justin Neece, ...
(Date:5/23/2017)... ... May 23, 2017 , ... Drs. ... on peri-implantitis in Las Vegas, NV, and the importance of treating ... disease consultation and leading care for peri-implantitis, with or without a referral. As ...
(Date:5/23/2017)... ... May 23, 2017 , ... New patients with symptoms of gum disease ... receive laser gum disease treatments from the doctors at Art of Dentistry, without first ... awareness of the importance of receiving qualified treatment in order to avoid systemic health ...
(Date:5/22/2017)... ... May 22, 2017 , ... Patients who avoid necessary dental and ... dentistry in Mt. Kisco, NY from Advanced Endodontics of Westchester. This highly-trained team of ... treatments. One or more sedation methods may be recommended based on the severity of ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/15/2017)... 15, 2017 Enterin Inc., a privately-held CNS pharmaceutical ... novel compounds to treat Parkinson,s disease (PD), has enrolled the ... Phase 1/2a randomized, controlled, multicenter study involving patients with PD ... 50 patients over a 9-to-12-month period. The first stage is ... with PD. Participating sites include Denver , ...
(Date:5/10/2017)... -- The Corporate Whistleblower Center says, "We are urging ... to call us anytime at 866-714-6466 if they possess ... a substantial scheme to overbill Medicare. We are ... of a medical equipment company if their employer ... practice groups with extra generous incentives to use, or ...
(Date:5/9/2017)... 2017  Oramed Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ... company focused on the development of oral drug ... Property Office has granted Oramed a patent titled, ... The patent covers Oramed,s invention of an oral ... an incretin hormone that stimulates the secretion of ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: