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  1. Water Commons, Water Citizenship and Water Security

    Buenaventura Dargantes, Mary Ann B. Manahan, Daniel Moss, V. Suresh
    17 July 2012
    Article

    This project was undertaken with support from the Visayas State University, Focus on the Global South, Our Water Commons, the Centre for Law and Democracy, France Liberte, and Reclaiming Public Water Network.

    The motivation behind this collection of case studies is to examine successful and/or illuminating cases of water commons governance and management, culling out insights that may be useful in communities around the world.

    downloaded at: http://www.ourwatercommons.org/water-commons-citizenship-security.

  2. Paris: local authorities regain control of water management

    Anne Le Strat
    24 August 2010
    Article

    The President of Paris' remunicipalised water utility tells the inspiring story of how water was taken back into public hands, and why this has prompted a major expansion in reinvestment, public participation, and international solidarity cooperation.

  3. Lagos water crisis: Alternative roadmap for water sector

    Lagos Water Crisis

    • Satoko Kishimoto, Akinbode Oluwafemi, Philip Jakpor, Susanna Bohme, Emanuele Lobina
    25 November 2016
    Report

    For nearly two years, people in Lagos, Nigeria have been mobilizing to demand a public water system that delivers clean, safe water to all residents. Today, we’re thrilled to announce the next step in the campaign: the release of “Lagos Water Crisis: Alternative roadmap for water sector.” This book lays out a vision for how the city can solve its water crisis, with specific recommendations and action steps for the Lagos government.

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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.

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    Ecuador's neo-liberal model

    Roger Burbach
    01 February 2010
    Article

    Beginning his fourth year as president of Ecuador, Rafael Correa confronts a major challenge from some of the very social actors that propelled him into office, primarily over the control of the country's extractive resources.

  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. Learning from the past: Public finance and democratic control are key to achieving the SDGs

    Satoko Kishimoto, David Boys
    15 July 2015
    Article

    The question of how to finance water and sanitation is crucial. Leading international institutions emphasise the role of private finance despite major concerns. The idea that private finance can bring the needed investment is remarkably persistent in global policy circles and leads to a dangerous lack of attention to the far more realistic option of mobilising public finance for infrastructure to provide essential services for all.

  8. Remunicipalisation Tracker

    16 September 2014
    Article

    The Remunicipalisation Tracker documents more than 45 showcases of cities, regions and countries that have rolled back privatisation and embarked on securing public water for all that need it.

  9. Public Community Partnerships in Peru and Uruguay

    aleksej
    21 March 2011
    Article

    Citizen struggles for public water in Peru and Uruguay share many similarities and a common vision, with "public-community partnerships" bringing trade unions and water utility managers together on a shared platform.

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    Water provision in Tamil Nadu

    S.Manoharan
    10 March 2010
    Multi-media

    The Change Management Group works with community members to restore traditional water sources and improve water provisions in many villages in Tamil Nadu, India.

  11. Open letter to UN-HABITAT

    Satoko Kishimoto
    18 September 2017
    Opinion

    Civil society organisations, trade unions, public water operators together with International Steering committee members of GWOPA jointly send the open letter  to the Executive Director of UN-HABITAT concerning the recent attempt to undermine GWOPA's core purpose, origin and history 

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    Alternatives to Privatisation

    • David A. McDonald, Greg Ruiters
    28 March 2012
    Book

    A book for practitioners, unionists, social movements and analysts who are seeking reliable knowledge on what kinds of public models work and their main strengths and weaknesses.

  13. Global public water alliance must not be allowed to evaporate

    David A. McDonald
    07 January 2014
    Article

    A UN-founded organisation devoted to defending public water services needs to resolve internal tensions if it is to stay afloat

  14. Remunicipalisation

    • Olivier Hoedeman, Satoko Kishimoto, Martin Pigeon
    15 March 2013
    Book

    After decades of failed water privatisation, cities like Paris are starting to bring water back into public hands. Download this free 'must-read' book for policy makers and activists looking to democratise water services.

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    Strengthening public water in Africa: South South North networked model of Public-public Partnerships

    19 May 2011
    Book

    Samir Bensaid is author of the new chapter addition to the collaborative book project "Reclaiming Public Water"- part of TNI's Water Justice programme - which brings experience and insight from Morocco and Mauritania.

  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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    Overcoming the challenge to the right to water in Asia

    Mary Ann B. Manahan, Focus on the Global South
    28 March 2012

    Speech delivered during the implementation of the right to water and sanitation transversal session of the Alternative World Water Forum/Forum Alternatif Mondial d’Eau. The session was moderated by Sylvie Paquerot, University of Ottawa and the panelists include Maude Barlow, Council of Canadians; Arthur Manuel, Defenders of the Land; Pedro Arrojo, Water for New Culture/University of Zaragosa; and Alexandros Kastrinakis, Initiative 136 in Greece. 

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    NGOs Challenge Water Privatisation

    Stefania Bianchi
    13 October 2005
    Article
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    Water = politics

    Anil Naidoo, Lasse Karlsson
    17 August 2007
    Article
  20. The mirage of public-private water

    Satoko Kishimoto
    14 April 2015
    Article

    Public-private partnerships were heralded as a solution to the millions who still lack access to water, but after two decades the evidence is in: they have failed. An unprecedented surge of cities is now bringing water back under public control.

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