(15 October 2013) At their September Council Meeting the Wexford County Council passed a resolution to endorse the human right to water and sanitation UNANIMOUSLY.

It was agreed to circulate the Resolution to all local authorities in Ireland for their attention and support

(24 September 2013) Stefan Pfeiffer, who is doing a pilgrimage by walking from North Cape in Norway to Santiago de Compostela in Spain, passed the halfway milestone. He walked for nearly three month and over 3400 kilometres. With another three months and 3200 kilometres to go he expects to arrive in Santiago by Christmas 2013.

(18 September 2013) The city of Bern in Switzerland has announced that it will be a “blue community” from now.

A “blue community” is one that adopts a water commons framework by taking the three actions:

(11 september 2013) News Splash nr. 22: Op 10 september zijn we opgehouden met het verzamelen van handtekeningen voor het eerste succesvolle Europese Burgerinitiatief “Water is een mensenrecht!”. Bijna 1,9 miljoen burgers hebben hun handtekening gezet onder de steunbetuiging

(Brussels 10 September) As of yesterday the national branches of the  campaign have been handing in the signatures collected to the respective national authorities. We are now demanding that the European Commission to implements the Human Right to water and sanitation in European Union basic legislation.

As thousands of water specialists gather in Stockholm for World Water Week, there will be a lot of discussions around technical and efficient delivery of water but too few conversations on the nature of water as a public and democratic good.

(3 September 2013) Today we surpassed the quorum of signatures for Hungary. In a joint effort by several civil society groups and trade unions we collected over 15.000 signatures in two weeks time in Hungary for our European Citizens' Initiative "Water is a human right!".

(28 augustus 2013) News Splash nr. 21: Op 9 september stoppen we met het verzamelen van online handtekeningen voor ons Europees Burgerinitiatief (EBI) “Water is een mensenrecht!” In deze laatste dagen blijven wij ons ervoor inzetten om zoveel mogelijk handtekeningen te krijgen

(26 August 2013) Over 130 civil society organisations, trade unions and individuals from Greece, Europe and around the world have teamed up with 50 Members of the European Parliament to send a letter to the bidders of the public water company in Thessaloniki urging them to drop their bid.

(22 August 2013) After 7 weeks of walking from North Cape in Norway our pilgrim Steffen Pfeiffer has reached the ferry in Oslo and crossed over to Denmark. There he will continue his journey to Santiago de Compostela. We congratulate Steffen with reaching this first milestone!

(21 August 2013) Lithuanian TV personality Ignas Krupavicius organized meetings in libraries in different cities in Lithuania where he talked with people about the European Citizens‘ Initiative „Water is a human right!“

(8 August 2013) European and international media have widely reported on the decision of Mayor Pál Fürjes of the Hungarian town Ózd to reduce water pressure or stop supplying altogether some 88 roadside pumps, Friday 2 August. The mayor claimed this was too expensive. The decision effected several hundreds of families and hit especially a number of poor neighborhoods hard that have a large Roma population.


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