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  1. Indonesian Supreme Court Terminates Water Privatization

    Satoko Kishimoto
    17 October 2017
    Opinion

    The Indonesian Supreme Court ordered termination of water privatization  and restoration of public management to ensure human right to water. We stay vigilant for transparent and accountable transition.

  2. 10 luchas inspiradoras a favor del agua pública

    Lavinia Steinfort, Satoko Kishimoto, Denis Burke
    22 March 2017
    Article

    La privatización del agua se sigue expandiendo a gran velocidad por todo el mundo, en especial en el Sur Global. Las luchas contra la privatización también se están intensificando, ya que las tarifas no dejan de aumentar pero las mejoras prometidas no llegan a materializarse. Cada vez son más las comunidades que reivindican una gestión pública de los servicios de agua y que imponen la salida de los actores privados. Muchas de estas luchas se encuentran en pleno proceso. Con motivo del Día Mundial del Agua, nos gustaría compartir 10 historias inspiradoras de comunidades y ciudades de todo el mundo que están pugnando por recuperar el control de este recurso esencial para la vida.

  3. 10 Rousing Struggles for Public Water

    Lavinia Steinfort, Satoko Kishimoto, Denis Burke
    22 March 2017
    Article

    While water privatisation continues to be imposed throughout the world, particularly in the Global South, more and more communities are demanding public management of water and wastewater services and forcing out private actors. On World Water Day we bring you 10 inspiring stories of communities and cities working to reclaim control over this essential resource.

  4. Barcelona reorganises public services in the people's interest

    David Hall
    14 February 2017
    Article

    Spain maybe on the edge of a remunicipalisation renaissance, with all the relevant legal, financial and technical issues attracting surprisingly intense interest throughout the state. These trends in Spain provide inspiring examples for other countries too, in Europe and worldwide. On 1st December Barcelona City Council organised a remarkable conference on the topic.

  5. Consolidación del movimiento por el agua pública en España

    Red Agua Pública/Public Water network
    05 December 2016
    Article

    Los días 3 y 4 de noviembre de 2016 se celebró en Madrid el primer ‘Encuentro de ciudades por el agua pública’, convocado por la Red Agua Pública en colaboración con el Ayuntamiento de Madrid. El encuentro puede considerarse un hito en el movimiento por el agua pública, ya que ha reforzado la alianza de los distintos actores implicados en la defensa de la gestión pública del agua, desde una perspectiva de bien común y derecho humano, y va a permitir en el futuro una colaboración más estrecha con los ayuntamientos y otras instituciones públicas (como universidades, colegios profesionales y entidades culturales).

  6. Consolidation of the public water movement in Spain

    Red Agua Pública/Public Water network
    05 December 2016
    Article

    The first CITIES FOR PUBLIC WATER MEETING took place on 3rd and 4th November, 2016 in Madrid, convened by La Red Agua Pública/the Public Water network in collaboration with the Municipal Council of Madrid. The event can be considered a milestone in the public water movement as it has strengthened the alliance of different actors involved in the defence of the public management of water, from a perspective of common good and human rights and will permit a closer collaboration with municipal councils and other public institutions (universities, professional colleges, cultural entities, etc.) in the future.

  7. 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.

  8. La Iniciativa Ciudadana de Ley General de Aguas

    Coordinadora Nacional Agua para Tod@s
    09 May 2016
    Opinion

    En México, la reforma constitucional que reconoció el derecho humano al agua, aprobada en 2012, ha exigido la elaboración de una nueva Ley General de Aguas. La Coordinadora Nacional Agua para Tod@s Agua para la Vida ha presentado una propuesta de ley que ha surgido de una iniciativa ciudadana desarrollada a través de un proceso nacional participativo. Ese proceso conecta las luchas locales de base contra la privatización, la contaminación de los recursos hídricos, los pueblos indígenas y los movimientos populares urbanos a favor del acceso a los recursos de agua y el control local de estos. El contexto de esta movilización nacional se encuentra en importantes luchas locales en Puebla, Guadalajara, Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Ramos Arizpe, Saltillo y Ciudad de México. La propuesta de ley aborda de forma integrada programas sostenibles para la gestión de las cuencas y la prestación democrática de los servicios de agua.

  9. The Citizen’s Proposed National Water Law

    Coordinadora Nacional Agua para Tod@s
    09 May 2016
    Opinion

    In Mexico, a 2012 constitutional amendment recognised the human right to water, requiring a new national water law. Coordinadora Nacional Agua para Tod@s Agua para la Vida has proposed the citizens' bill, which has been developed through a nation-wide bottom up process. It connects local grassroots struggles against privatisation, water resource contamination, indigenous peoples, and urban popular movements for access to, and local control over, water resources. Important local water struggles in Puebla, Guadalajara, Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Ramos Arizpe, Saltillo and Mexico City are the background of this national mobilisation. The citizens' bill ambitiously addresses sustainable water basin plans and democratic water service provision in an integrated way.

  10. Jakarta’s Water Services Violate the Human Right to Water

    Irfan Zamzami
    10 December 2015
    Article

    After 18 years of underperforming private management, water services in Jakarta could be returning to public management to guarantee the human right to water in accordance with the Central Jakarta District Court ruling of 24 March 2015, which annulled the current contract agreements.

  11. public debate on remunicipalisation in Catalonia at Plaça de la Vila de Gràcia

    A turning tide: Public water officials look to future beyond privatisation

    Sol Trumbo Vila, Satoko Kishimoto
    19 October 2015
    Article

    Public water operators and social movements from 90 countries gathered in Barcelona in mid-September to reflect on how to consolidate a public model of water provision and how to address critical issues of financing clean water for all.

  12. Participatory alternatives to privatisation

    • Hilary Wainwright
    05 March 2013
    Paper

    Experience worldwide shows that EC-imposed privatisation on crisis countries will not work. The alternative is not reinforcing the status quo, but using citizen power and labour to reinvigorate public services and democratically transform the state.

     
  13. 600.000 new water connections due to Asian WOPs

    Satoko Kishimoto
    01 September 2011
    Article

    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?'

    

  14. Japan’s role in global water: big choice ahead

    Satoko Kishimoto
    30 August 2011
    Article

    Japanese water companies should avoid investing in for-profit water service ventures abroad, and should focus on non-profit, public-public partnerships instead.

  15. Pro-poor water management: community participation and ownership

    Satoko Kishimoto
    24 August 2011
    Article

    ‘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?

  16. Fighting corruption with the Water TAP plus A

    Satoko Kishimoto
    23 August 2011
    Article

    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.

  17. Many little streams make a mighty river – the 1 per cent solidarity levy

    Satoko Kishimoto
    23 August 2011
    Article

    How an innovative financial scheme could help to finance international public-public water projects in the global south.

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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.

  19. 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.

  20. Open letter to UN-HABITAT Executive Director, Joan Clos, on UN funding for water justice

    Satoko Kishimoto, aleksej
    11 April 2011
    Article

    Recent plans to cut funds for the UN's water related work - meaning support for water operator partnership (WOP) alliances would be lost - is a major threat to the great progress which has already been achieved and threatens to undermine the provision of universal access to clean public water.

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