Giardino Botanico - Fondazione Andre Heller - Gardone Riviera - pond - stepping stones

The historical importance of the Italian referendum and victory for the water commons, Michel Bauwens, 27th November [1] place


  • Asia needs to revitalize its irrigation, to sustainably meet tomorrow’s food needs, International Water Management Institute, August 18 [2] "The best bet for Asia lies in revitalizing its vast irrigation systems, which account for 70 percent of the world’s total irrigated land.”

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Well in Mvunguti
Study reveals immense importance of ‘invisible’ water to urban poor, IIED, 12/11/2010 [3]

Lake Hume in Vic 6525
Water map shows billions at risk of 'water insecurity', 29 September [4]


  • Government shuts off water to California farms in controversial effort to help threatened species, August 13, 2009 [7]
  • Malawi's statistics mask struggle to meet UN goal for water and sanitation in urban areas, August 13 [8]
  • Bundanoon takes up exciting community initiative of becoming Australia's First Bottled Water Free Town, July 8 [9]
  • Mexico: water shortages affecting nearly 2 million residents, June 17 [10] "This should be a wake-up call to start paying attention to the basics, but I expect we’ll wake up one morning in Chicago, or New York or London shocked, shocked that OUR systems have just stopped working and we won’t have a clue how it happened. Same way it’s happening in Mexico City. Just not paying attention to the basics of life." [11]




  1., 27th November 2011
  2. International Water Management Institute, August 18, 2009
  3., 12/11/2010
  4., 29 September 2010
  5., October 2, 2009
  6. BBC news, August 13, 2009
  7. wikinews, August 13, 2009
  8. International Institute for Environment and Development, August 13, 2009
  9. Bundy on Tap, July 8, 2009
  10. Global Voices Online, June 17, 2009
  11. The Mex Files, April 9, 2009
  12. International Institute for Environment and Development, October 25

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