Comenius:2009.12: Conflicts for water

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E.S.O. 4B: Roland, Jaime, Sonia, José Ricardo, Aitana

1st Newsletter Oct 2009 LdV

At present water management has become a key concern. Water management in water catchment areas is a must supported by the academics and recognized in multiple international statements in the legislations of many states. It is necessary to know how the management of water takes place in different countries which are decentralized politically, as is to know what the situation is like in Canada, USA, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Spain, Germany, Italy, India and others. Paying special attention to the role of hydrographic basins in these and many other places and the water community law as an example of approach to global water management which has an almost undeniable universal validity. The geopolitical dispute to control the hydrological sectors offered by the world market goes far beyond which is triggered from any of its particular uses. It is also noted for the territorial control of the hydrological sources that articulate many of the existing productive and reproductive processes, especially in the strategic task that the market holds to make out of the crisis of exhaustion and lack of drinking water a new source of business that goes above the interests of thousands of millions of people on the planet.

2nd Newsletter Nov 2009 LdV

Our theme is very interesting, because first we had problems to find some conflicts but then we found more and more information about existing and possible conflicts. We think that an important conflict was the Cochabamba conflict in Bolivia and it is also important to learn about future possible conflicts.

Themes 2009/2010 in Lope de Vega, Spain:

01. Getting water | 02. Water management policy | 03. Population increase | 04. Deforestation | 05. Desertification | 06. Drought | 07. Human health | 08. Greenhouse effet | 09. Acid rain | 10. Melting of glaciers and poles | 11. Altered water cycle | 12. Conflicts for water