Water for the People Network

Water for the People Network

Promoting people's control over water services and resources

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Rio+20 and the crisis of sustainable development

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Rio+20 and the crisis of sustainable development

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Addressing the Drivers of the Global Land Grab

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Decent work for all

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Rio+20 and the crisis of sustainable development

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Addressing the Drivers of the Global Land Grab

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Decent work for all

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Rio+20 and the crisis of sustainable development

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Addressing the Drivers of the Global Land Grab

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What is missing in the G-20 agenda?

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Decent work for all

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Rio+20 and the crisis of sustainable development

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Addressing the Drivers of the Global Land Grab

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What is missing in the G-20 agenda?

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Decent work for all

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Rio+20 and the crisis of sustainable development

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Addressing the Drivers of the Global Land Grab

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What is missing in the G-20 agenda?

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Decent work for all

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Rio+20 and the crisis of sustainable development

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Addressing the Drivers of the Global Land Grab

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What is missing in the G-20 agenda?

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Decent work for all

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Rio+20 and the crisis of sustainable development

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Addressing the Drivers of the Global Land Grab

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What is missing in the G-20 agenda?

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Decent work for all

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Rio+20 and the crisis of sustainable development

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Addressing the Drivers of the Global Land Grab

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What is missing in the G-20 agenda?

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Decent work for all

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Rio+20 and the crisis of sustainable development

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Addressing the Drivers of the Global Land Grab

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What is missing in the G-20 agenda?

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Decent work for all

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Rio+20 and the crisis of sustainable development

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Addressing the Drivers of the Global Land Grab

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What is missing in the G-20 agenda?

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Decent work for all

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Rio+20 and the crisis of sustainable development

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Addressing the Drivers of the Global Land Grab

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What is missing in the G-20 agenda?

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Decent work for all

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Rio+20 and the crisis of sustainable development

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Addressing the Drivers of the Global Land Grab

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What is missing in the G-20 agenda?

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About Water for the People Network PDF Print E-mail

Our vision: Water for the people, by the people

Water for the People Network (WPN)- Asia  is a Philippine-based network established in 2006 to support various water-related struggles and victories against water privatization at the grassroots across the globe. Focused on presenting the ill-effects of water privatization especially of the Southern countries, WPN-Asia presents community-based strategies as well. With more than 100 members around the globe, WPN-Asia stands by indigenous communities, farmers, fisherfolk, and urban poor, especially the women in these sectors who are the first ones to be affected by water problems.

 

Our mission: Collective action for an equitable water future

Water for the People Network seeks to put forward the People’s Water Code as an alternative paradigm that promotes people’s inalienable right to water and their collective right to manage this precious resource.  As such, WPN-Asia is against any form of private, foreign corporate-led control—from the conservation and rehabilitation of water resources to the operation and management of water infrastructures and services. Water for the People Network asserts that the people's sovereignty on water is the long-term solution to issues and emerging threats surrounding water.

 

Our goals: Sustained action for a sustainable water solution

Water for the People Network works in two ways: (1) challenge water-related policies, structures and institutions that compromise the people’s right to water and (2) proactively seek community-based pro-people solutions to such problems. WPN-Asia calls on the world’s peoples, policymakers, and leaders to:

STOP:
  • Privatization and government-corporate collusions on water conservation, utilization and management
  • Large-scale corporate logging, mining, and development projects (i.e. dams and other hydropower projects) that destroy our freshwater ecosystem
  • Large-scale industries, export zones and industrial estates from polluting our freshwater resources
  • Building of water infrastructures that require large investments through official development aid loans and transnational corporations
  • Construction of water infrastructures that divert allocation of water to a selected group
  • Promotion of bottled water as a basic source of drinking water
  • Regularization of water service fees and imposition of user fees for irrigation
START:
  • Government takeover of water infrastructures from private control
  • Developing conservation, rehabilitation, and management programs of freshwater resources and ecosystems that are not only aimed for household use, but also as a means of livelihood
  • Institutionalizing policies for public control and management of all water infrastructure, utilities, and services at various levels of government down to municipal level
  • Consultation of affected communities in the design/conceptualization and implementation of water infrastructures, also in the formulation of policies that will shape such transactions
  • Developing community-based irrigation for agricultural production
  • Rational allocation and sustainable utilization of water resources in densely populated cities

Secretariat
Water for the People Network
IBON Center
114 Timog Avenue, Quezon City
Philippines 1103

Phone Number: +632.927.7060 - 62 ext. 208
Fax Number: +632.927.6981
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Website: www.w4pn.org