Mars 2014: Fight the water tax and austerity

Saturday 22 March 2014
Ashling Hotel, Pargate St. - Dublin (Ireland)

Meeting organised by Anti Austerity Alliance

March 2014: Demonstration against the Hydrological Plan for the Ebro basin

Demonstration in March 30th by the Plataforma en Defensa de l'Ebre (PDE) to reject the Ebro hydrological plan. It will start at 11:30 from Sant Jaume d'Enveja and it will finish in Plaça de l'Ajuntament in Deltebre.

The Spanish Government approved in an incomprehensible way a hydrological plan for the Ebro basin that involves building 43 new dams and 450 000 new hectares of irrigated land (now there are 950 000). The plan doesn't consider impacts of climate change nor the sediment input in the Ebro delta, threatening its survival.

This plan means an infringement of the Water Framework Directive. Catalonian population is invited to the demonstration organized by the PDE to put a halt to this plan.

January 2014: Symposium Implementing the human right to water

at 17.01 2014 Berlin
in the hall of the House of Agriculture and Food Industry,
Claire Waldoff-Str. 7, 10177 Berlin

Since June 2010, the human right to have access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation is recognised by the General Assembly of the United Nations. But more crucial steps are delayed. In Europe, just 1.9 millions citizens with the signing of the European Citizens' Intitiative "right2water" have asked the European Commission and the European Parliament to do more for the implementation of the law. The organizations which supported this ECI want to discuss with academics, politicians, practitioners and all interested in the topics for implementation of the right to water.


Public hearing about the ECI Right2water

european parliament

A public hearing in the European Parliament about the ECI Right2water is scheduled for 17 February 2014 from 15.00hrs to 18.30hrs. It will be organized by the European Parliament Environment (ENVI) Committee.

There will be also representatives from the Internal Market (IMCO) and the Development Cooperation (DEVE) Committees because of the contents of the ECI, as well as the Petitions (PETI) Committee that will be present as a permanent Committee for ECI hearings - a large number of MEPs is expected.


November 2013: Rescuing Water in Catalonia

Public Event
26 November 2013 from 18.30 to 20.30
Headquarters of Comisions Obreres - Via laietana 16, Auditorium, Barcelona

Cities and towns around the world are taking back control of their water systems after failed attempts at privatization. The speakers will discuss the challenges and successes of their own remunicipalization experiences, and what can be done to reclaim public water. The event will also be an opportunity to network with more than 50 representatives of the Reclaiming Public Water network.