Environmentalists disappointed by World Water Forum
This from an edie.net story:
"NGOs have lashed out at what they see as a lack of progress at the World Water Forum in Instanbul last week, saying not enough countries are signing up to an international treaty that could secure water supplies in many parts of the world.
According to WWF the only international agreement that offers a real chance of making progress in this area has been gathering dust since it was written up in 1997. "
The UN Watercourses Convention, if ratified, "would provide a strong basis for sharing and caring for the water draining half the world's land surface and vital to the water supplies of 40% of humanity"
World Water Day (22nd March) failed to mention the Convention in its ministerial declaration.