Tag Archives: FAME

Read my T-shirt: No more money for large dams!

For a campaigner against the financing of large dams, Marseille was the place to be during the last World Water Forum. We found all our targets – dam builders, public financiers and private water companies – in the same place arguing the potential of big dams in providing cheap and green energy. 2 Problems here: […]

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Financialisation of water and the road to Rio+20

In his speech at the Alternative World Water Forum (FAME) in Marseille, Antonio Tricarico explains how the financialisation of water – basically the trading water and its derivatives on financial markets – threatens the idea of water accessibility for all. As stated recently by chief economist of Citigroup, “I expect to see in the near […]

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Public Action: The World Water Newspaper

During the World Water Forum in Marseille our Italian member organisation CRBM distributed a parodied newspaper with news on the World Water Forum to challenge their discourse in jocular way. “There is a lot of greenwashing going on here and we are doing some greenwashing as well now but in a playful manner”, says Marek […]

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World Water Forums Expose Large Dams as ‘Unsustainable’

By Cléo Fatoorehchi for IPS MARSEILLE, France , Mar. 19, 2012 (IPS) – Numerous non-governmental organisations used the World Water Forum (WWF) held in Marseille last week as an opportunity to remind the international community about the serious global impacts of large dams all over the world. Defined as dams higher than 15 metres or […]

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Activists Protest Greenwashing of Dams at World Water Forum

Call for Compliance with the World’s Highest Standards Inflatable dam at the stairs of St-Charles trainstation, Marseille Marseille – Activists created a living river and inflated a large dam in central Marseille today against the corporate greenwashing of dams at this week’s 6th World Water Forum in Marseille, France. The  colourful  manifestation  of  over  50  […]

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