Dakar to Tunis: Declaration of the Global Convergence of Land and Water Struggles (Tunis, 28 March 2015)

We, social movements, grassroots organizations and civil society organizations engaged in the defence of the rights to land and water, gathered in October 2014 in Dakar at the African Social Forum. We are fighting and protesting against natural resource grabbing, especially water and land grabbing of our Commons, and against the systematic violations of the associated human rights. Sharing our ideas led to acknowledgement of the essential linkage... [Read More...]

No Democracy Without Water Justice!

Right to Water Campaign organised, 2 November 2013, a panel and forum under the name “No democracy without water justice! Defending our commons and right to water”. [Read More…]  Read More →

Right to water: From peoples’ rights to rivers’ rights

The world has been facing a severe water crisis. One out three people in the world does not have enough water for meeting his/her basic needs such as drinking and cleaning. [Read More…]  Read More →

China plans over 300 dam projects worldwide

Source: Mongabay.com, 10 December 2012, A new report by the NGO, International Rivers, takes an in-depth look at the role China is playing in building mega-dams worldwide. According to the report, [Read More…]  Read More →

The Campaign “We Demand Right to Water!” started

Right to Water Campaign launched, on 17 October 2012, a nation-wide petition campaign for enforcing the Turkish Government to include “human right to water and sanitation” in the Constitution of the Republic  of Turkey.  [Read More…]  Read More →

The support for “We Demand Right to Water!” is growing world-wide

A fruitful press conference took place on the 17th of October 2012 in Istanbul, which tells us that participation to the “We Demand Right to Water!” campaign will be growing every day. [Read More…]  Read More →

Press Conference: We demand right to water!

Right to Water Campaign is launching, on the 17th of October 2012, a nation-wide petition campaign to enforce the Turkish Government to include “human right to water and sanitation” in the Constitution of the Republic of Turkey. [Read More…]  Read More →

Interview with Akgün İlhan

Themed with the slogan “Time for solutions”, 20.000 participants from 140 countries met in Marseille from 12th to 17th of March to discuss the topics of water supply and water management. Due to its obvious closeness to big water corporate groups, the forum often meets with criticism. Like three years ago in Istanbul, also this year an international alternative forum organized by activists took parallel place to the general meeting. Marx21 met... [Read More...]

Water Policies that Deepen the Water Crisis in Turkey

We publish the short version of the speech made by Dr. Akgün İlhan at “The Panel on Water Policies that Deepen the Water Crisis in Turkey” – 10th of December 2011 / Istanbul. [Read More…]  Read More →

Privatization of Water in Turkey and the Right to Water

As Right to Water Campaign, for a while, we have been considering to deal with the bottled water issue presented as “healthy, natural, most ideal” drinking water. How come while not a long time ago we had been supplying our drinking water from the taps in our houses, now we have become to use the tap water just for cleaning? How come it has become obligatory (or we are obliged) to use dispenser size water instead of tap water and to pay for this... [Read More...]