of the World Assembly of 22 March 2021 Launching
of the Campaign Water is a Global Public Good(*)
continues to be a commodity, ransacked, subjected to devastating commercial and
financial domination. Water is diseased everywhere, polluted, exploited to the
point of exhaustion. Rivers are dying, lakes are drying up. More than a third
of the world’s groundwater is unfit for human use. More than a thousand
children under the age of 6 die every day from diseases caused by the lack of
water or its poor quality. 2.1 billion people do not know what clean water is.
4.2 billion people do not have a “safe” toilet
Today, there is no stopping the brutal and
predatory takeover of the Earth’s water by money-hungry private interests.
On March 22, 2021, the official World Water
Day, the Agora of the Inhabitants of the
Earth is launching a campaign to fight for water-a
The goal: to stop the devastation of water
perpetrated by powerful global oligarchies that continue to treat water for
life (once a common good) as an increasingly scarce and therefore profitable
“commodity”. By listing water on the stock exchange on 7 December,
these true predators have explicitly confirmed that they have no intention of
changing their plundering of water and nature. In the context of growing
scarcity, water insecurity has become a feature of life on our Earth. Let’s
stop the plunderers.
campaign has three main objectives:
– Freeing water from predatory finance,
starting with banning publicly traded companies from speculating on water,
necessary for life, water for life, and turning over the management of water
services at the watershed level to a public community water government;
– Secure water by ensuring its
preservation, its good ecological state and its natural regeneration
capacities, as a non-transferable and non-privatisable global public good,
recognising the rights of nature by granting legal personality to water bodies,
such as rivers, lakes, wetlands, etc.
– To take water out of the culture of
rivalry and violence by promoting practices of life, from the local to the
planetary, based on joint responsibility, sharing, respect for the universal
rights to life of all the inhabitants of the Earth, solidarity and brotherhood.
Contrary to what is happening and what will certainly happen in the absence of
a reversal of the trends, resilience must be collective, global.
For more details, see the short description
of the campaign at: https://agora-humanité.org
Expressions of interest and support are
Write to: firstname.lastname@example.org
First information web meeting: 15 April at
The link will be sent on request. Brussels 23 March 2021
sended to Other News by Riccardo Petrella, Prof. Emeritus of Globalisation at
the Catholic University of Louvain, coordinator of Àgora founder of the International Committee for the
World Water Contract, promoter of the international initiative Audacity in the name of Humanity.