Search results

252 items
  1. How TiSA strolls off with our services

    Lavinia Steinfort
    23 August 2015
    Article

    While TTIP is currently attracting the most attention, more trade agreements are looming. In July, world leaders holed themselves up in back rooms to discuss TiSA, an extensive service agreement intended to put (public) services, like the water supply, in the hands of the international market.

     

  2. Thumbnail

    World Water Forum attendance down as activists ramp up

    14 February 2012
    Press release

    Critics of the triennial World Water Forum are encouraged by the failure on the part of forum organizers to attract large numbers to this year's event taking place March 12-17 in Marseille.

  3. Sustainable water without private finance?

    Lavinia Steinfort
    23 August 2015
    Article

    At UN meetings in Addis Ababa, private finance has been touted as key to achieving the new Sustainable Development Goals, but campaigners argue that public finance is more reliable and more likely to secure the human right to water for all.

  4. Thumbnail

    World Water Forum in Istanbul

    01 March 2009
    Article
    The corporate-controlled World Water Forum in Istanbul has been marked by repression of protestors, but also strong resistance to pro-privatisation policies from both civil society and some Southern governments.
  5. Thumbnail

    European Double Standards

    Olivier Hoedeman
    01 March 2007
    Article

    Drinking water delivery in most EU countries is exclusively or predominantly run by public utilities, but internationally the EU advocates water privatisation. The problem lies in the European Commission’s strong tendency to identify itself with the interests of large EU-based corporations.

  6. Thumbnail

    Murky water

    01 March 2007
    Article

    The EU is the largest water donor in the world, providing € 1.4 billion of development aid per year. This Corporate Europe Observatory report looks at how the EU uses this funding to promote private sector water management.

     
  7. 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.

  8. Opinion: PPPs lead to dangerous debts for developing countries

    María José Romero, Mathieu Vervynckt
    01 March 2017
    Opinion

    For many years, public-private partnerships have been promoted by governments and financial institutions as a way to pay for development projects such as roads, schools and hospitals.

  9. Reclaiming Public Water

    17 August 2006
    Article
  10. Thumbnail

    Water = politics

    Anil Naidoo, Lasse Karlsson
    17 August 2007
    Article
  11. Thumbnail
  12. Thumbnail

    Water and sustainable development

    Susan George
    01 July 2008
    Article
  13. Cancun: The Next Chance for Democratic Solutions to the Climate Crisis

    Janet Redman
    02 December 2010
    Article

    American traditional homegrown democracy at a global level: how about allowing the countries that already bear the heaviest burden to step up to the microphone?

  14. Struggle for water is struggle for democracy

    Satoko Kishimoto
    03 September 2013
    Article

    As thousands of water specialists gather in Stockholm for World Water Week, there will be a lot of discussions around technical and efficient delivery of water but too few conversations on the nature of water as a public and democratic good.

  15. Thumbnail
  16. 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.

  17. Thumbnail
  18. Thumbnail

    Outcomes of Madrid Reclaiming Public Water seminar

    18 November 2005
    Article

    The seminar participants decided to launch the ‘Reclaiming Public Water’ network in order to strengthen the international voice of those promoting improved public water.

Pages