Nepali women gain water and saniation after human rights campaigns
Women around the country are raising awareness of the human right to water and sanitation and are currently at the forefront of campaigns to create safer living conditions within their communities.
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Water in public places: 3. Dry and dirty taps in India
"In more than 90% of the cases, public fountains have disappeared and been replaced by garbage dumps."
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First Nations go to Federal Court over their right to drinking water
Four Alberta First Nations are suing the federal government over what they call the deplorable state of their drinking water
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The Palestinians' right to water
With the approach of July 28, the fourth anniversary of the resolution of the General Assembly of the United Nations recognizing the fundamental human right to safe drinking water and sanitation, it is important to give news about the future of the Palestinians'right to water.
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UN expert on right to safe drinking water and sanitation launches first mission to Kenya
United Nations Special Rapporteur on the human right to water and sanitation, Catarina de Albuquerque, will visit Kenya from 22 to 29 July 2014 to assess the country’s achievements and challenges in realizing the human rights to water and sanitation.
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Water shut-offs in a main residence because of payment issues now illegal in France
The 13th of April 2013, french members of parliament introduce a slight modification to article 413-5 of Civil Code of Action and Families. This modification forbids water companies and distributors from shutting off water supply in a main residence during the entire year.
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Kenyans have rights to safe water and sanitation on paper – now it’s time to make them a reality
At the end of a seven-day official visit to Kenya, the UN Special Rapporteur on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation, Catarina de Albuquerque, called on the Government of Kenya to transform the constitutional rights to water and sanitation into a reality for the millions of Kenyans who do not enjoy these fundamental human rights.
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Gaza and the right to water
Preventing people’s access to safe water is a denial of a fundamental human right and the deliberate targeting of civilians and depriving them of essential supplies is a clear breach of international humanitarian and human rights law.
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Canada: massive toxic waste water spill in the B.C. Cariboo region
The Imperial Metals’ Mount Polley Mine spilled five million cubic metres of toxic waste water – the equivalent of 2000 Olympic-sized swimming pools – from a gold and copper mine near Quesnel, B.C. The slurry, laden with heavy metals like arsenic and mercury, has contaminated Hazeltine Creek, Quesnel Lake and Polley Lake.The spill has resulted in a complete drinking water ban to the entire Quesnel and Cariboo River systems up to the Fraser River.
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Water shortages threatens major cities in Iran
Due to the continued drought during the past 14 years and rising water consumption in various sectors, the country's reservoirs are in critical state such that providing drinking water has become a big challenge in recent years.
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Black coal, thin ice: China’s coal shifting to the west puts water in peril
As Beijing moves to curtail coal use, China’s coal development is moving west, which threatens the country’s valuable water resources and thus the human right to water of many citizens.
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Canada: 10 First Nations with more than 10 years of bad water
Nearly half of the 133 First Nations in Ontario currently have boil water advisories, and it has been more than ten years since ten First Nations in northwestern Ontario had clean drinking water.
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Detroit : don't take water away from those who can't afford it
Since March, Detroit has been cutting of water services to thousands of homes that are behind in payments. This week, Detroit's bankruptcy judge, Steven Rhodes, is scheduled to decide whether to stop the water cutoff
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Ten weeks dry: water is still a privilege, not a right, in Indigenous Australia
Reports emerged that the Utopia Homelands, a Northern Territory Indigenous community, was suffering acute water shortages after a bore at Amengernternenh collapsed during council maintenance works. Many Indigenous communities are impoverished and must make do with limited access to services that the rest of the country simply take for granted.
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Detroiters will still face water shutoffs
Michigan Bankruptcy judge Steven Rhodes decided to not implement a temporary restraining order to pause the water shutoffs of people unable to pay their bills : the Detroiters' right to water again threaten.
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Massive right to water protests take place in Ireland
After years of free water services, the centre-right coalition government has decided to charge water : a very unpopular mesure.
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Detroit: UN experts to discuss impact of water disconnections on human rights
Two UN human rights experts will visit the city of Detroit from 18 to 20 October 2014, to learn more about the impact of large-scale water disconnections on low-income, marginalized and vulnerable groups and their human rights to water and sanitation and to adequate housing.
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UN experts: statement after their visit to city of Detroit
Joint Press Statement by Special Rapporteur on adequate housing and Special Rapporteur on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation - Visit to city of Detroit (United States of America) 18-20 October 2014
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Nigeria: Controversy over safe drinking water in local communities
How much of portable water is available to an average Nigerian today? The answer may depend on respondent.While the Federal Government may have scored self high in meeting 70 per cent water needs in the country, environmental rights activists said the claim berates severe thirst in several communities.
El Salvador: Water everywhere for profit in Nejapa, but few drops for local people to drink
Millions of dollars are made by major beverage businesses in Nejapa, an expanding industrial area in El Salvador. But local people despite living on top of one of the country’s largest aquifers, struggle every day to find enough clean water to drink.
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