Revival of the public water sector
As Amsterdam hosts its first International Water Week, TNI and its allies will be actively promoting Water Operators’ Partnerships (WOPs) between public water utilities as the best means to achieving the Millennium Development Goals.
From October 29 to November 4, TNI is participating in the first International Water Week (IWW) in Amsterdam. Together with the Broker, TNI will be blogging from the conference exploring how public public partnerships can help turn public utilities into excellent performing water operators, competent and willing to share their know-how with other utilities in the region.
What do the supported partners value in this collaboration? Do they perceive this type of partnerships as an effective mean to improve the drinking water and sanitation situation in their countries? Are Water Operator Partnerships the most effective and sustainable way of achieving MDGs? Read the blogs and find out!
Citizens’ participation is key for water efficiency
Satoko Kishimoto | 28 October 2011
Active citizens’ participation in water and sanitation initiatives is crucial to ensure sustainable improvements in water services for the poorest. Experiences from Tanzania, Spain, India and Uruguay show how citizen and labour participation can transform public services. >Read blog
Public-Public-Partnerships have the future
Evert-jan Quak | 26 October 2011
The failure of water privatisers to deliver on their promises has prompted a new look at the possibility of a reformed public sector protecting water as a common good and delivering access to all. >Read blog