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Climate Change, Freshwater Sources, Indigenous Rights, Mining, Toxic Pollution | 30 July 2019

Communities request international support to save Bolivia’s Poopó and Uru Uru lakes

They call on the Ramsar Convention to visit the lakes and make recommendations for their preservation. The lakes are at grave risk from mining, river diversion and the climate crisis.read more

Climate Change, Freshwater Sources, Human Rights, Oceans | 22 July 2019

What we must do to preserve the planet’s biodiversity and natural heritage

Our air, water, and food depend on biodiversity—the varied forms of life on our planet and the interaction between them. Caring for this natural heritage is now more important than ever.read more

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

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