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  1. 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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    The Last Drop

    Oscar Reyes
    01 April 2006
    Article
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    Water Grabbing

    Maryann Manahan
    30 June 2011
    Multi-media

    With hedge funds making bids for melting glaciers, there is a danger at a time of multiple crises of a renewed push for commodification of water that will affect those who can't pay.

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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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    Challenging 500 Years of Globalisation

    Lucy Komisar
    14 November 2009
    In the media

    European industrial development was not, as widely asserted, based on the Protestant ethic but on riches accumulated via colonialism.

  6. Beyond water wars: lessons on forming collaborative governance from Cochabamba

    Travis Driessen
    09 May 2008
    Article

    The water war in Cochabamba, Bolivia, provided some of the first shots against privatisation of water services heard around world, but necessary institutional and cultual changes, as opposed to symbolic restructuring of the board of the public service institution, have not yet happened.

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    World Water Day - 22 March

    01 March 2007
    Article
  8. Reclaiming Public Water book

    • Brid Brennan, Olivier Hoedeman, Philipp Terhorst, Satoko Kishimoto, Belén Balanyá
    09 March 2007
    Book

    The groundbreaking book on how reformed public water services can achieve the goal of delivering water for all. Includes additional new chapters.

  9. Reversing the Tide: Cities and Countries Are Rebelling Against Water Privatization, and Winning

    25 September 2015
    In the media

    Thruthout - Private companies have been working to make a profit from water since the 1600s, when the first water companies were established in England and Wales. The first wave of water privatization occurred in the 1800s, and by the mid- to late-19th century, privately owned water utilities were common in Europe, the United States and Latin America, and began to appear in Africa and Asia.

  10. The politics of achieving the Right to Water

    Susan George, aleksej, Mthandeki Nhlapo, Peter Waldorff
    28 April 2011
    Article

    Privatisation offers nothing to the 43 percent of Africans in cities who have no access to water. On World Water Day 2011, experts met in Cape Town to share experiences of successful public-public partnerships for equal public access.

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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.

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    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.

  13. Building a new public ethos of water

    Timothé Feodoroff
    03 January 2014
    Article

    The neoliberal wave of water privatisation has been pushed back by popular resistance, but corporations are finding new channels to advance their takeover of water, warn water justice activists.

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    Reclaiming public water 10 years after the 'Water War' (short version)

    10 March 2010
    Multi-media

    Inspiring and informative video debate amongst global social movement leaders as they assess progress and challenges in the dynamic international movement to reclaim Public Water.

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    Reclaiming public water 10 years after the 'Water War'

    22 February 2010
    Multi-media

    Inspiring and informative video debate amongst global social movement leaders as they assess progress and challenges in the dynamic international movement to reclaim Public Water.

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    Water: a common good, public management, and alternatives

    09 October 2009
    Multi-media

    Water justice activists gathered in Cochabamba, Bolivia in August 2008 to envision just and sustainable models of water stewardship and to build alliances that will bring these visions to fruition. A compelling visual insight into a dynamic international movement building practical alternatives to privatization.

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    Latin America: C-

    Manuel Pérez-Rocha
    17 February 2010
    Article

    The Obama administration has made a few steps in the right direction. But U.S.-Latin American relations are far from mended, and skepticism is growing.

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    Invitation to the book release in Kerala

    Water Kerala Network
    29 April 2007
    Article
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    Booting Corporate Power, Communities Are Taking Back Control of Their Water

    Andrea Germanos
    20 April 2015
    In the media

    Common Dreams - New research puts spotlight on 'story that's crying to be told.'

  20. Water grabbing? Focus on the (re)appropriation of finite water resources

    Jennifer Franco, Lyla Mehta, Gert Jan Veldwisch
    08 June 2012
    Article

    The fluid nature of water and its hydrologic complexity often obscure how water grabbing takes place and what the associated impacts on the environment and diverse social groups are.

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