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    Alternatives to Privatisation

    • David A. McDonald, Greg Ruiters
    28 March 2012
    Book

    A book for practitioners, unionists, social movements and analysts who are seeking reliable knowledge on what kinds of public models work and their main strengths and weaknesses.

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    Overcoming the challenge to the right to water in Asia

    Mary Ann B. Manahan, Focus on the Global South
    28 March 2012

    Speech delivered during the implementation of the right to water and sanitation transversal session of the Alternative World Water Forum/Forum Alternatif Mondial d’Eau. The session was moderated by Sylvie Paquerot, University of Ottawa and the panelists include Maude Barlow, Council of Canadians; Arthur Manuel, Defenders of the Land; Pedro Arrojo, Water for New Culture/University of Zaragosa; and Alexandros Kastrinakis, Initiative 136 in Greece. 

  3. Our Democracy instead of Their Austerity

    13 November 2012
    Declaration

    We call for a European permanent mobilization to support the fights against the crisis and build a future for everyone in Europe and in the world.

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    Public Water Management Services Need "Committed Citizens"

    Julio Godoy
    19 March 2012
    In the media

    BERLIN, Mar. 14, 2012 (IPS) - The trend of privatisation and commercialisation of water services, which set in in the 1980s and continued throughout the 1990s, has come to a halt due to the process’ own failures, and has given rise to a return of those services into efficient public management, according to a new book.

  5. Gratis Water

    Koen Haegens
    08 August 2012
    In the media

    Hoewel kraanwater steeds populairder lijkt in Nederland, zeker ook met de (her)introductie van watertappunten, is de wereldwijde consumptie van flessenwater nog immer stijgend. 

     
  6. No single course for providing water

    Claire Provost
    23 March 2012
    In the media

    Two new books seek to challenge the claims that anti-privatisation activists present infinite criticisms but few alternatives.

  7. Citizens’ participation is key for water efficiency

    Satoko Kishimoto
    14 February 2012
    Article

    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.

  8. the Alternative World Water Forum (FAME)

    16 February 2012
    Article

    United under the slogan 'Water is life, Not for Profit' 2000 people ended The Alternative World Water Forum (FAME) in Marseilles on 17th March with a protest march. TNI together with Reclaiming Public Water Network partners actively engaged in FAME and contributed to the collective achievement.

  9. Springs of Hope: Defending, Reclaiming and Redefining Public Water

    Mary Ann B. Manahan, Focus on the Global South
    01 March 2012
    Article

    For the last decade, the water justice movements from around the world have been struggling against the privatization and commercialization of water. But the big challenge for the movements is always to be one step ahead of the privateers. 

  10. Future of Water Movement Session: A Summary

    Mary Ann B. Manahan, Focus on the Global South; Gabriella Zanzanaini, FoodFirst Information and Action Network, Water Watch; Claudia Campero, Water Watch/RED VIDA
    28 March 2012
    Article

    The international water movement has been working for several years with important success in bringing solidarity to local struggles and impacting international policy. Broad consensus in significant issues has allowed good communication, support and collaborative efforts around the globe. However, the changing and challenging context compels us to go further in our coordination efforts and collaboration work.

  11. Water Commons, Water Citizenship and Water Security

    Buenaventura Dargantes, Mary Ann B. Manahan, Daniel Moss, V. Suresh
    17 July 2012
    Article

    This project was undertaken with support from the Visayas State University, Focus on the Global South, Our Water Commons, the Centre for Law and Democracy, France Liberte, and Reclaiming Public Water Network.

    The motivation behind this collection of case studies is to examine successful and/or illuminating cases of water commons governance and management, culling out insights that may be useful in communities around the world.

    downloaded at: http://www.ourwatercommons.org/water-commons-citizenship-security.

  12. Strengthening Community Water Management in Africa

    Jean-Claude Magalhaes, Yves Duval, Mario Milanesi
    17 July 2012
    Article

    Over the last ten years, a successful public-public partnership has taken shape between the water users associations in a rural region of Senegal, the French city of Cherbourg-Octeville as well as several other partners including civil society groups in Senegal and Europe.

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    Drinking Water Protests

    Abdel-Mawla Ismail
    17 July 2012
    Article
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    A critique of the Water Operators Partnerships in Latin America and the Caribbean (WOP-LAC)

    Philipp Terhorst
    14 September 2012
    Article

    This discussion paper aims to generate much-needed discussions about the experiences with Water Operators Partnerships (WOPs) projects on the ground, in this case in Latin America. The paper highlights a number of serious problems with the WOP-LAC projects, many of which are run by commercially oriented or private water operators.

  15. Firenze 10+10

    06 November 2012
    Article

    European Social Forum meets at time of austerity politics to strategise on how to build an effective pan-European response by Europe's social movements. 

  16. Water grabbing? Focus on the (re)appropriation of finite water resources

    Jennifer Franco, Lyla Mehta, Gert Jan Veldwisch
    08 June 2012
    Article

    The fluid nature of water and its hydrologic complexity often obscure how water grabbing takes place and what the associated impacts on the environment and diverse social groups are.

  17. Jakarta Water Privatization Today: Dried Water Tap or Change

    Irfan Zamzami, Amrta Institute for Water Literacy
    28 March 2012
    Article

    With protests, rallies and petitions, the message from the public has been clear: the water service in Jakarta should be re-municipalised, to save the water system from financial ruin and the water service from a profit-oriented private sector.

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    Citizen-Controlled Water Supply Systems

    Ambe J. Njoh
    17 July 2012
    Article

    The Bonadikombo water supply project exemplifies participatory planning in action. It shows how the various aspects of participation elaborated in participatory planning theory play out in practice by using elements of enlistment, cooperation and consultation.

  19. EC, stop imposing privatisation of water!

    17 October 2012
    Article

    TNI and other civil society organisations, in an open letter, have denounced the European Comission's admission that it imposes water privatization conditionalities as part of its 'rescue' package to crisis countries.

  20. Buying back the public, 136 euros at a time

    Mary Ann B. Manahan, Focus on the Global South
    28 March 2012
    Article

     “They can do whatever they want with us but that will be over our dead bodies”.

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