‘Pro-poor urban water provision’ was a big theme at World Water Week in Stockholm this year. But what is pro-poor water provision, in practice?
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?'
World Water Week took place in Stockholm this year. Water activists again participated in sessions to ensure that critical voices were heard. Satoko Kishimoto writes about her experiences.
The tone of the debates in Stockholm has improved compared to previous years, less focus on private sector expansion, more on genuine solutions.
Japanese water companies should avoid investing in for-profit water service ventures abroad, and should focus on non-profit, public-public partnerships instead.
Using research, workshops and local user's committies to help tackle corruption in the governance of private and public utilities - a case study from Kenya.
How an innovative financial scheme could help to finance international public-public water projects in the global south.