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.
Stockholm Water Week included a whole day of seminars with a
regional focus and I opted to attend 'Eye on Asia: Partnerships for
Water: How Can Asia Do More?'
From the 23rd to the 27th of September 2008, water justice activists, public water managers/operators, trade unions and academe from Asian countries met in Chennai, India.