The Global Fight Over Our Drinking Water Is Just Getting Started

 And already, people are figuring out successful ways of pushing back against privatization.
02 September 2015
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The Nation -  Water is an essential natural element, but around the world, it’s also an artificially endangered resource.

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 A communiqué issued at the summit by representatives of various NGOs, including Public Services International union, TransNational Institute (TNI), and African Women Water Network, outlined principles for opposing privatization that were focused on Nigeria’s dysfunctional water management politics, but also spoke to a growing global consensus around water as both a human right and a public entitlement:

"Public-Private Partnerships in the water sector are not the solution to the water challenge, but rather a new form of colonialism aggressively marketed by the World Bank and its corporate partners, that defines success in terms of profit rather than universal affordable water access."