World Rainforest Movement




WRM bulletins

Bulletin Issue 128 – March 2008

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THE FOCUS OF THIS ISSUE: WATER, FORESTS AND CLIMATE

Life on Earth found its origin in water. And water continues to sustain all forms of life. This precious natural element has been respected and valued by all cultures except for the present dominant market-based culture which is increasingly converting water into a mere resource to be used and abused. Forests are a key component of the global water cycle. Forest degradation and destruction affects water reservoirs which together influence the earth’s climate. In turn, climate change is impacting on forests, water and people. The main drivers of deforestation  –transnational corporations– by appropriating and destroying water and forests are putting at stake our common future on Earth. We intend this month’s bulletin serves as a tool to highlight these connections and raise local communities’ denounces.

OUR VIEWPOINT

WATER: A VITAL SOURCE OF LIFE

DIFFERENT FORMS OF WATER APPROPRIATION

WOMEN AND WATER