(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:

News Splash 22: Am 10. September haben wir die Unterschriftensammlung für die erste erfolgreiche Europäische  Bürgerinitiative „Wasser ist ein Menschenrecht“ abgeschlossen. Fast 1,9 Millionen BürgerInnen haben die Unterstützungserklärung unterzeichnet

(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!".

News Splash 21: Am 9. September besteht die letzte Möglichkeit für eine Online-Unterschrift zur Unterstützung der Europäischen Bürgerinitiative (EBI) „Wasser ist ein Menschenrecht!“  In diesen letzten Tagen werden wir uns weiterhin dafür einsetzen, dass noch möglichst viele BürgerInnen ihre Unterstützung bekunden

(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.

(24 July 2013) Despite the fact that international experience shows that water privatization is harmful to the interests of citizens, the Greek government is pushing ahead with privatizing water supply and sewerage companies

Der Radiosender SWR 2 produzierte am 11.07.2013 zwei Sendungen über den Kampf gegen die EU-Konzessionsrichtlinie auf der Grundlage eines Einsatzes für Right2Water


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