By Greg Ruiters This contribution seeks to take a critical survey the responses of theContinue reading
The objective of the Alternative World Water Forum (AWWF) – in French, Forum Alternatif Mondial de l’Eau (FAME) – is to create a concrete alternative to the World Water Forum (WWF) which is organized by the World Water Council. This Council is a mouthpiece for transnational companies and the World Bank and they falsely claim to head the global governance of water.
For several years, different civil society movements have fought side by side for water conservation and citizen management of water. Activists have created platforms, propositions and campaigns from the Alternative Forum in Florence in 2003, to the 2009 Alternative Forum in Istanbul, to the 2012 Alternative Forum in Marseille, to the 2018 Alternative Forum in Brasília and within World Social Forums such as those in Porto Alegre, Caracas, Nairobi, Belem, Tunis and Montreal. These gatherings helped solidify the movement to reappropriate water, a communal resource which belongs to all of humanity.
FAME 2022, to be held in Dakar, Senegal in March 2022, seeks to continue this tradition of organizing, resistance and the realization of alternatives!