Kontext TV: Voices from the Alternative World Water Forum in Marseille

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Kontext TV: Voices from the Alternative World Water Forum in Marseille

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Badrul Alam, Asian Peasant Coalition, Bangladesh
Ivaney Dalla Costa, La Via Campesina, Brasil
Alex Abu Ata, EWASH, West Bank, Palestine
Franklin R. Frederick Goncalves, Movement of Citizenship for the Waters, Switzerland/Brazil
Gerlinde Schermer, Berlin Water Table
Olcay Ünver, Coordninator ot the UNESCO Water Assessment Programme

To deal with the future of the world’s water supply two large forums were held parallel to one another in Marseille from the 12th to the 17th of March 2012. On the one hand the World Water Forum founded in 1997 on the initiative of the huge water corporations Vivendi/Veolia and Suez which encompasses besides private enterprises, also UN authorities and governments. Since its formation this forum has been subject to increasing criticism, because it unilaterally serves private profit interests — and possesses no political legitimization. For this reason, for the third time, in parallel, there took place an Alternative World Water Forum in which non-governmental organisations, social movements and water activists from the world over took part.Kontext TV was on site and spoke with participant of both forums.

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