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Agenda 21 and Your Use of Water…

By Sue Forde,
for Citizen Review

Posted 7/6/2013

Recently, I checked the UN Agenda 21 (ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability) website, to see the list of cities and counties that are still members of ICLEI.  Lo and behold, the website has REMOVED the list.  With the most recent withdrawal from ICLEI by Boston, Massachusetts bringing the number of cities and/or counties now to 138, it would appear that the ICLEI folks may be getting a little nervous that their scheme is being found out by too many people.  (You can see the listing of cities and counties as preserved by another website, here.)

Checking Rosa Koire’s website (author of “Behind the Green Mask: UN Agenda 21“), I found an “agreement” to be signed by cities and/or counties concerning water usage and the limiting thereof.  Since we are facing the precedent of limiting water here on the North Olympic Peninsula (new homes and/or “new use” on properties in the Sequim-Dungeness Valley are limited to 150 gallons of water per day for indoor use only, with an initial “mitigation” fee for the privilege, and NO outdoor watering allowed), I found this a very interesting piece of “connect-the-dots” to Agenda 21.

Purportedly, the City of Sequim has dropped out of the ICLEI program, as did Clallam County after pressure was exerted by many citizens at a county commissioner’s meeting; but it would appear that the WA State Department of Ecology (DOE), which has been pushing the metering of wells on rural property that has never required it under the law, and now the limitation of water to the individual residences, is following Agenda 21 right down the line.  In fact, their own website proudly states the intent to have us “comply” with Agenda 21 – Sustainable Development”.

Here is a copy of the new water campaign put out by ICLEI, which was first tested in Southeast Asia (including Australia), and is making its way to our shores (if the essence of it isn’t already here in the DOE Water “Rule”).

This from Rosa’s website:

Have you seen the new Water Agreement?  Here it is:
 
What we have copied here for you is the new ICLEI Water Campaign.  It started in South East Asia (including Australia) and is headed your way.  Of course it sounds so nice.  Water is a common good.  This is a way to inventory and control all water in the world.  To identify all water sources, all wells, water courses, streams, creeks, rivers, lakes etc. and monitor them.  Control.  Here’s the document designed to be signed by your City Council or Board of Supervisors.  Will they tell you about it?

ICLEI WATER CAMPAIGN
LOCAL GOVERNMENT RESOLUTION

 
OUR LOCAL GOVERNMENT, _______________________, hereby express our interest to be an ICLEI Member and join its programs and campaigns.
 
We RECOGNIZE that water is a common good, a finite resource, a shared common asset and that access to this resource is a basic right.

We ENDORSE the aims and objectives of the Water Campaign, an international ICLEI campaign to mobilize local government action to protect and properly manage freshwater resources by establishing partnerships with other concerned sectors and institutions in coming up with integrated plans and programs to manage this resource.


We COMMIT to achieve tangible improvements in the sustainable use of freshwater resources.


WE THEREFORE PLEDGE to accomplish the following 5 milestones:
 
Milestone 1: Inventory and Forecast direct and indirect impacts on water resources
Milestone 2: Establish targets for efficient water access and consumption and improved water quality
Milestone 3: Develop and obtain official approval for a local water agenda
Milestone 4: Implement policies and measures
Milestone 5: Monitor and Report results


We THEREFORE PLEDGE to consider the cost arrangements to undertake the Water Campaign.

______________________ ________________________
Signature Name of Local Government

______________________ _________________________
Name and Title Date
(please print)
Contact Person: Phone:
E-mail Address: Fax:
Pls. Mail/Fax Original Copy to:
ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability
Southeast Asia Secretariat
The Manila Observatory Bldg., Ateneo de Manila University,
Loyola Heights, Quezon City 1101 Philippines
Tel. No.(+63 2) 426-5921 to 23
Fax No. (+63 2) 426-0851
Website: www.iclei.org
ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability is a membership organization dedicated to building and serving a worldwide movement of local governments to achieve tangible improvements in global sustainability with special focus on environmental conditions through cumulative local actions.  
 
For more information from Rosa’s website, click here.
 
Haven’t heard of ICLEI, Agenda 21, Sustainable Development or “Smart Growth”?  Click on www.nwri.org and start educating yourself about this invasive and destructive program currently being implemented by the federal executive branch and all federal agencies.  Your future freedom depends on learning about it – and then taking action at your local, state and national levels of government.

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