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  1. The Global Water Grab: A Primer

    • Jennifer Franco, Satoko Kishimoto, Sylvia Kay, Timothé Feodoroff, Gloria Pracucci
    20 October 2014
    Primer

    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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    Reclaiming Public Water: Participatory Alternatives to Privatisation

    • Brid Brennan, Olivier Hoedeman, Philipp Terhorst, Satoko Kishimoto
    09 October 2004

    The time has now come to refocus the global water debate to the key question:how to improve and expand public water delivery around the world? Important lessons can be learned from people-centred, participatory public models that are in place or under development in cities like Dhaka Bangladesh), Cochabamba (Bolivia), Savelugu (Ghana) and Recife (Brazil), to mention a few.

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    The Eve of De-Privatisation in Jakarta

    14 January 2015
    Report

    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.

  4. Money matters at Stockholm Water Week

    Satoko Kishimoto
    21 August 2011
    Article

    The tone of the debates in Stockholm has improved compared to previous years, less focus on private sector expansion, more on genuine solutions. 

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    NGOs Challenge Water Privatisation

    Stefania Bianchi
    13 October 2005
    Article
  6. Activists mark one-year anniversary of recognition of human right to water and sanitation

    Satoko Kishimoto
    02 August 2011
    Article

    A group of activists celebrated the right to water in front of a public water fountain in the centre of Brussels on 27 July.  The occasion was the one-year anniversary of the UN's recognition of right to clean and safe drinking water and sanitation as human right.

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  8. Public Community Partnerships in Peru and Uruguay

    aleksej
    21 March 2011
    Article

    Citizen struggles for public water in Peru and Uruguay share many similarities and a common vision, with "public-community partnerships" bringing trade unions and water utility managers together on a shared platform.

  9. Social justice at bay

    • Maarten Bakker, Satoko Kishimoto, Christa Nooy
    21 April 2017
    Report

    Projects protecting Jakarta against floods are likely to damage the environment and could threaten the livelihoods of tens of thousands of people. The Dutch government, supporting these projects, should question how it balances its interest in supporting Dutch companies with its stated policies of sustainable and inclusive development. 

  10. Voices from the World Social Forum

    Susan George
    08 February 2011
    Article

    Although initiated as a counter-forum to Davos, the World Social Forum has evolved beyond it now, focusing on the root causes of problems facing humanity and developing real alternatives as solutions.

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    Message from Tamil Nadu

    Vibhu Nayar
    10 March 2010
    Multi-media

    The video shows the journey that the Change Management Group (CMG) of Water and Food sector officials and local communities have taken to democratise the water sector and work towards collaborative community water management. Today, their work continues, involving more and more actors and participants.

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    Water and sustainable development

    Susan George
    01 July 2008
    Article
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    European Water Corporations and the Privatization of Asian Water Resources

    Charles Santiago, Monitoring Sustainability of Globalization (MSN), Malaysia
    01 September 2002
    Article
  14. Water Justice Works On

    04 July 2009

    Water Justice works on a range of subjects and issues.

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    Open letter to donors contributing to the Public-Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility

    01 May 2007
    Article

    Dear PPIAF donor, we are part of a coalition of civil society organisations which has been monitoring the work of the Public-Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility.

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    Water Justice Turkey Declaration

    20 March 2009
    Article
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    Managing water through participative processes: the case of Catalonia

    Jordi Pacheco i Canals
    24 September 2008
    Article

    Carlos, who is 13 years od, has left his house to go fishing. Not far away, there is a reservoir where he spends long hours watching the birds nest while he waits to catch a fish or two.

  18. The mirage of public-private water

    Satoko Kishimoto
    14 April 2015
    Article

    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.

  19. World Water Forum needs to be more than just a trade show for privatisation

    Satoko Kishimoto
    17 April 2015
    Article

    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.

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