WASSER AKTUELL

47 -    23.08.2004

 

 

 

World Water Week in Stockholm, August 16–20, 2004

Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI)  http://www.siwi.org/

 

Leading scientists launch 'Blue Paper' as wake -up call to combat water scarcity and food shortages:

http://www.iwmi.cgiar.org/Assessment/files/pdf/BluePaper.pdf

 

Press Release: http://www.iwmi.cgiar.org/Press/PR_040819_BluePaper.doc

 

 

 

Scientists Say Risk of Water Wars Rising

Aug 20, 2004 STOCKHOLM - The risk of wars being fought over water is rising because of explosive global population growth and widespread complacency, scientists said on Friday. "We have had oil wars," said Professor William Mitsch. "That's happened in our lifetime. Water wars are possible." Scientists at the World Water Week conference which began on Sunday in Stockholm said that ignorance and complacency were widespread in wealthier countries…

http://www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=scienceNews&storyID=6030286

 

Siehe auch:  taz vom 21.8.2004: Vegetarier sparen kostbares Wasser

http://www.taz.de/pt/2004/08/21/a0179.nf/text.ges,1

 

 

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Wasser-Liberalisierung bleibt ohne Effekt

Privatisierungen und Zusammenschlüsse von Wasserversorgern bringen - zumindest bei ländlichen Unternehmen - kaum Effizienzgewinne.

23.08.2004 - In die Trinkwasserversorgung fließen gigantische Beträge. Allein in Österreich gibt es für den Ausbau und die Instandhaltung bis zum Jahr 2015 bei den rund 4000 Versorgern einen Investitionsbedarf von 1,9 Mrd. Euro. Um diese gigantische Aufwendungen möglichst gering zu halten und zudem den Betrieb der Wasserversorger effizienter zu machen besteht in der EU seit einigen Jahren hoher politischer Druck zu Liberalisierungen und zu einem stärkeren Wettbewerb...

http://www.diepresse.com/Artikel.aspx?channel=e&ressort=eo&id=439051

 

Volksbegehren Wasserwerke und Berufsschulen starten

23. August 2004  Heute starten in Hamburg zwei Volksbegehren, die bei einem Erfolg auf grundlegende politische Fragen in der Hansestadt erheblich Einfluss ausüben könnten .... Die Initiative "Unser Wasser Hamburg" wendet sich grundsätzlich gegen die Privatisierung der Wasserwerke. Beide Gruppierungen müssen innerhalb der kommenden beiden Wochen unter den Hamburgern jeweils rund 61 000 Unterschriften sammeln. Bei einem Erfolg stünden im Frühjahr kommenden Jahres zwei Volksentscheide an...

http://www.welt.de/data/2004/08/23/322824.html

 

Asian peoples’ network for water to face river linking

Aug 22, 2004 A two-day consultation of river linking ended in Dhaka yesterday with a call for the creation of a South Asian network of people for water to prevent large intervention on rivers that risk the integrity of river basins on which life, livelihood, culture and civilization depend. The consultation attended by experts and activists from India, Nepal, Bangladesh and Pakistan also called for the development of a people's database on the rivers of the region to deal with the problems of secrecy that shroud mega projects like river linking promoted by the immediate past BJP-led government in India…

http://nation.ittefaq.com/artman/publish/article_11699.shtml

 

National Water Policy in the Offing

August 20, 2004 GNA - The Ministry of Works and Housing (MWH) would soon come out with a National Water Policy, Dr Charles Brempong-Yeboah, Deputy Minister of Works and Housing has disclosed in Accra. Speaking at a workshop of the Policy-Monitoring and Management Support (PMMS) Component of the Water and Sanitation Sector Programme (WSSPS), Dr Brempong-Yeboah stated that under the policy, MWH would act as the policy-making and monitoring institution responsible for water issues…

http://allafrica.com/stories/200408200871.html

 

Israel and Palestine must resolve the water problem together

August 19, 2004  Water issues can impact the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in various ways. On the one hand the issue of allocation and control of water resources can be a source of direct conflict and dispute. On the other, due to the shared nature of the resource, which leads to the need for joint management and protection of water resources from pollution, there is a strong need for cooperation…

http://www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_id=10&categ_id=5&article_id=7456

 

GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam

13.08.2004  Satelliten beobachten erstmalig die jahreszeitliche Wasserbilanz der Kontinente...

http://op.gfz-potsdam.de/grace/index_GRACE.html

 

 

 

 

Herzliche Grüße von der Elbe

Jörg Barandat

http://de.geocities.com/joergbarandat/wassernetz.html

 

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