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Climate Change, Fracking, Freshwater Sources, Human Rights | 20 May 2019

Is the UN finally turning against fracking?

It is crucial that the international community as a whole commits to developing only truly sustainable energy projects. Fracking is not one.read more

Climate Change, Freshwater Sources, Large Dams | 13 May 2019

The False Promises of Hydropower

How dams fail to deliver the Paris Climate Agreement and UN Sustainable Development Goals A Joint Statement by Civil Society Organizations on...read more

Freshwater Sources, Human Rights | 22 March 2019

Conserving our water, drop by drop

Humanity needs water, and for this year’s World Water Day, celebrated March 22, we join the focus on “leaving no one behind.”read more

Freshwater Sources, Human Rights, Mining | 13 March 2019

Organizations ask the UN to intervene in the protection of the Santurbán páramo, at risk from mining

They request that the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights to Drinking Water and Sanitation prepare a report on the case, visit the site, and support the Colombian government in taking the necessary actions to protect the ecosystem.read more

Accountability and Transparency, Freshwater Sources, Human Rights, Mining | 27 February 2019

World Bank Arbitration Tribunal Refuses to Listen to Those Affected by Mining in Santurbán, Colombia

The World Bank’s International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) has declined to accept an Amicus Curiae that was to be presented by the Committee for the Defense of Water and the Páramo of Santurbán and allied international organizations.read more

Coral reefs, Climate Change, Freshwater Sources | 2 February 2019

Putting my heart in the conservation of wetlands

We are not powerless in the face of climate change. Saving our wetlands may just be the first step toward saving our planet, and ourselves.read more

Coral reefs, Freshwater Sources | 1 February 2019

Protecting Wetlands: A Ramsar Infographic

This infographic breaks down why wetlands are so important, and how the application of the Ramsar Convention can help us protect these sensitive and vital ecosystems.read more

Fracking, Freshwater Sources, Mining | 25 October 2018

What motivates us to preserve our freshwater sources?

The ways those water sources are threatened are just as widespread—but chief among them are extractive activities like mining and fracking. We understand the risks and we won’t let our guard down.read more

Freshwater Sources, Indigenous Rights, Large Dams | 20 September 2018

In Xingu management plan, Brazil leaves communities without water

The proposed Xingu River management plan puts at risk the people, plants and animals of the Amazon region. AIDA requested that the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights urge Brazil to stop the proposal’s implementation and establish a socially and environmentally appropriate alternative.read more

Climate Change, Fracking, Freshwater Sources, Indigenous Rights | 12 September 2018

Argentina’s approval of fracking wells violates international obligations

The authorization of four fracking wells within the Vaca Muerta shale deposit poses a risk to vital water sources and violates the rights of Mapuche communities. In support of an amparo filed to invalidate the project’s approval, AIDA presented evidence detailing Argentina’s failure to comply with international environmental and human rights obligations.read more

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