Stirring the Waters

Women in Church and Society (WICAS) Asian Regional Consultation
17-22 April 2006 Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Presentation: Ecumenical Water Network - Churches and ecumenical partners acting together

Rev. Dr Martin Robra
Programme Executive for Ethics & Ecology, World Council of Churches
presented by Ms Priscilla Singh, LWF

Rev. Dr Robra highlighted the importance for all churches to speak up about misuse of water resources.

The Ecumenical Water Network (EWN) was formed in 2005 by church-related development agencies, ecumenical organizations and churches. Within the EWN a strong group has advocated for water to be seen as a human right and for the provision of fresh water and sanitation for all.

Robra highlighted some fundamental convictions: water is the condition for protection and survival of life for sustainable management of water for the long-term, public responsibility is needed water must not be treated as private profit, and effective judicial remedies should be given to all water management responsibility should be placed into the hands of the respected communities the dream will come true only by international solidarity.

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