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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

Freshwater Sources, Human Rights, Indigenous Rights | 27 July 2018

Statement on the denouncement of violence against communities in Guatemala

We reject any act of violence or intimidation by private and public security forces against people exercising their individual and collective rights.read more

Freshwater Sources, Human Rights, Indigenous Rights, Large Dams | 2 July 2018

Supporting indigenous Guatemalan women in their struggle for their water

In the mountains of Northwestern Guatemala, near the border with Mexico, the land is rich and fertile. Several important rivers and many other water...read more

Freshwater Sources, Human Rights, Mining, Public Participation | 23 April 2018

Supporting Cajamarca’s fight to defend its territory from mining

Cajamarca is a town in the mountains of central Colombia, often referred to as "Colombia’s pantry” due to its great agricultural production. In...read more

Freshwater Sources, Indigenous Rights, Large Dams | 3 April 2018

Supporting Mexico’s indigenous communities in their fight against Las Cruces Dam

AIDA filed an amicus brief demonstrating the international environmental and human rights obligations the Mexican government violated by authorizing the controversial hydroelectric project. It was written in support of a lawsuit filed by the Wixárika people of Nayarit, Mexico, whose land and sacred sites would be affected by the dam.read more

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