• Our Public Water Future

    Privatisation on the backfoot as new book shows that the growing wave of cities putting water back under public control has now spread to 37 countries impacting 100 million people.
  • World Water Forum needs to be more than just a trade sh...

    With inequality blunting progress on the human right to water, countries must stop lining the pockets of private firms at the expense of ordinary people.
  • The hidden Citizens' Revolution for Public Water

    Growing numbers of communities are reversing past privatizations in the public sector and delivering even better public services in the process.
  • Remunicipalisation Tracker

    The Remunicipalisation Tracker documents more than 45 showcases of cities, regions and countries that have rolled back privatisation and embarked on securing public water for all that need it.
  • Remunicipalisation

    After decades of failed water privatisation, cities like Paris are starting to bring water back into public hands. Download this free 'must-read' book for policy makers and activists looking to democratise water services.

Water Justice project, run jointly by TNI and Corporate European Observatory is engaged in the work of building viable alternatives to water privatisation, focused on how to reform public water systems in order to make the human right to water a reality for everyone. Read more about this project

Articles

The mirage of public-private water

Public-private partnerships were heralded as a solution to the millions who still lack access to water, but after two decades the evidence is in: they have failed. An unprecedented surge of cities is now bringing water back under public control.

World Water Day Statement 2015

We commemorate World Water Day 2015 by celebrating the struggles and victories of the global water justice movements. These achievements are a testament to the strength of our ties of solidarity and the resolve of communities to protect watersheds and maintain control over water services.
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Public and Community Partnership in the Americas

A Uruguayan public utility and union has joined up community-based water managers in Bolivia and Colombia in order to strengthen public and communitarian management of water and stop privatisation.
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Publications

The Eve of De-Privatisation in Jakarta

Jakarta is currently striving to join many cities around the world and remunicipalising its water. A series of fact-sheets that outline how and why water privatisation failed and the potential for a renewed effective public service.

Here to stay: Water remunicipalisation as a global trend

Emanuele Lobina, Olivier Petitjean
In the last 15 years there have been at least 180 cases of water remunicipalisation in 35 countries, both in the global North and South, including high profile cases in Europe, the Americas, Asia and Africa.

The Global Water Grab: A Primer

Gloria Pracucci
Water grabbing refers to situations where powerful actors take control of valuable water resources  for their own benefit, depriving local communities whose livelihoods often depend on these resources and ecosystems.
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Events

April 2014

Putting Public in Public Services

A 3 day conference gathering people working to promote progressive public services. Daniel Chavez will launch the new book Reorienting Development: State-Owned Enterprises in Latin America andthe World
November 2013

Rescuing water in Catalonia

Platform Aigua és Vida and Reclaiming Public Water network invite you to learn more about the growing international trend towards remunicipalizing water, and what can be done to bring water services back into public hands in Catalonia.
November 2013

Strategy meeting on the Future of Public Water

This meeting will be an opportunity for strategising between public water operators, civil society, trade unions and researchers, within and associated with the Reclaiming Public Water Network. The aim is to strengthen the global coalition for democratic public water provision. 
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News

Gooit TTIP ons water te grabbel?

21 April 2015
Europa en de VS zijn deze week in gesprek over het TTIP-verdrag. Wat betekenen dergelijke handelsverdragen voor Europees water?

Booting Corporate Power, Communities Are Taking Back Control of Their Water

20 April 2015
New research puts spotlight on 'story that's crying to be told.'

Jakarta Court cancels World's biggest Water Privatisation after 18 year Failure

25 March 2015
The Central Jakarta District Court on 24 March annulled the water privatisation contracts of Suez (PT PAM Lyonnaise Jaya – Palyja) and Aetra, finding that the Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) were negligent in fulfilling the human right to water for Jakarta’s residents.
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