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    Workshop: Water Privatisation & Struggles in Asia – in search of alternatives

    People’s Forum on ADB, Kyoto, Japan
    06 May 2007
    Article
  2. Public Services Research Unit (PSIRU)

    Profile

    PSIRU researches privatization and restructuring of public services around the world, with special focus on water, energy, waste management, and healthcare.

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  4. Privatising Europe

    • Joseph Zacune
    13 March 2013
    Paper

    This working paper and infographic provide an overview of  a great ‘fire sale’ of public services and national assets across Europe that is providing profits for a few transnational companies but is often fiercely opposed by its citizens.

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  6. 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”.

  7. 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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    Por um modelo público de água

    • Brid Brennan, Olivier Hoedeman, Philipp Terhorst, Satoko Kishimoto, Belén Balanyá
    24 July 2007
    Book

    Estão reunidos na obra experiências de resistência contra a privatização e mercantilização e casos exemplares de gestão pública da água.

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    Successful Experiences in Municipal Public Water and Sanitation Services from Brazil

    • Silvano Silvéiro da Costa, Leo Heller, Luiz Roberto Santos Moraes, Patrícia Campos Borja, Carlos Henrique de Melo, Denise Sacco
    09 January 2007
    Report

    The book presents twenty examples of successful public water delivery in large and small, wealthy and poor municipalities across Brazil.

  10. UN declares water and sanitation a human right

    28 July 2010
    Article

    In an historic victory for social movements, the UN declared water and sanitation a human right despite opposition from countries like the US, UK and Canada.

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    L'acqua torna al sindaco

    Marina Forti
    26 June 2008
    In the media

    Il sindaco di Parigi, Bertrand Delanoë, ha annunciato che la municipalità non ha intenzione di rinnovare i suoi contratti con Suez e Veolia, le due aziende private che gestiscono i servizi idrici della capitale.

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    Water justice, like water, travels in networks: notes on reclaiming public water

    Jeff Conant
    22 March 2010
    Article

    An international seminar of the Reclaiming Public Water Network brought together participants from more than 30 countries, who shared knowledge and experiences about how to improve water provision through the democratization of water management.

  13. Reclaiming Public Water (Chinese edition)

    • Brid Brennan, Olivier Hoedeman, Philipp Terhorst, Satoko Kishimoto, Belén Balanyám
    14 March 2007
    Book

    Chinese version of Reclaiming Public Water with additional chapters.

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    Beyond the Market: The Future of Public Services

    15 March 2007
    Book

    This yearbook proves that privatisation is not inevitable; that we can and must react to protect, preserve and reclaim our public service inheritance. It is clear that without extensive, universally distributed public services, there is no way the world can realise the United Nation's Millennium Development Goals.

  15. 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.

  16. Global Water Justice Movement challenges World Bank’s attempt to promote privatization of water through UN SDG Agenda

    Meera Karunananthan
    21 April 2016
    Opinion

    A letter was sent today to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon by water justice organizations from around the world expressing deep concerns about a new “high-level” panel convened by the World Bank at the United Nations focusing on the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goal on water and sanitation. 

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    Open letter to the EU Development Commissioner Andris Piebalgs

    22 March 2010
    Article

    An open letter by around 30 civil society organisations and trade unions calls on the European Commission to assess how public-public partnerships can become a cross-cutting priority in all EU development aid programs for the water sector.

  18. Resist and transform: the struggle for water in Greece

    Hilary Wainwright
    28 May 2013
    Article

    A combination of opposing privatisation and putting forward practical alternatives is helping water campaigners mount an effective challenge to austerity in Greece.

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