Water Justice publications
Martin Pigeon, David A. McDonald
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.
This working paper and infographic provide an overview of a great ‘fire sale’ of public services and national assets across Europe that is providing profits for a few transnational companies but is often fiercely opposed by its citizens.
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.
Les Levidow, S.M.Oreszczyn et al.
The Europe 2020 strategy's promotion of resource-efficient technologies and market incentives as the solution for sustainable agriculture is contradicted by experience where techno-fixes and market pressures have increased overall demand on resources.
Twelve brief interviews with water activists from Latin America as well as declarations from a historic gathering in Cochabamba, Bolivia, in August, 2008
David Hall, Emanuele Lobina, Violeta Corral, Olivier Hoedeman, Martin Pigeon
Out of sight of many global policy-makers, a growing number of public sector water companies have been engaged, in a great variety of ways, in helping others develop the capacity to be effective and accountable public services.
David Hachfeld, Olivier Hoedeman
Despite decades of intense pressure to commercialise and privatise water delivery, there are still numerous inspiring examples of successful public water management in cities and regions across Europe.
Mary Ann Manahan, Nami Yamamoto, Olivier Hoedeman (eds)
Compilation of 19 new essays written by civil society activists, trade unionists and other water practitioners in Asia on the fight against water privatisation and the experiences of building progressive public alternatives.
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11 December 2013
24 January 2014