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  • Tibet’s vast mineral resources are necessary for China’s environmental growth, but Tibetan activists say Chinese mining activities have not taken environmental protections seriously, resulting in degradation and pollution of water sources.
  • Last week, France hosted two competing world water events, the official World Water Forum (WWF), convened every three years and heavily weighted to international companies along with governments, and across town the now-traditional Alternative World Water Forum, led by global NGOs. Critics call the WWF a “trade show for the water industry.”