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  1. Lagos water crisis: Alternative roadmap for water sector

    Lagos Water Crisis

    • Satoko Kishimoto, Akinbode Oluwafemi, Philip Jakpor, Susanna Bohme, Emanuele Lobina
    25 Noviembre 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.

  2. Own the Future: Public ownership in the 21st century

    20 Junio 2016
    Multi-media

    We Own It organised the conference Own the Future: Public ownership in the 21st Century on 7th May, 2016 in London. A group of innovative, inspiring individuals gathered to start imagining the public ownership of the future: A vision for 2030 and a roadmap to get there. They tackled the key issues - robots, big data, power, space - and made a conscious effort to embrace the future.
     

     

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    Gooit TTIP ons water te grabbel?

    Lavinia Steinfort
    21 Abril 2015
    En los medios

    One World - Europa en de VS zijn deze week in gesprek over het TTIP-verdrag. Wat betekenen dergelijke handelsverdragen voor Europees water?

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    Booting Corporate Power, Communities Are Taking Back Control of Their Water

    Andrea Germanos
    20 Abril 2015
    En los medios

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

  5. The hidden Citizens' Revolution for Public Water

    Satoko Kishimoto
    16 Abril 2015
    Article

    Growing numbers of communities are reversing past privatizations in the public sector and delivering even better public services in the process.

  6. Jakarta Court cancels World's biggest Water Privatisation after 18 year Failure

    25 Marzo 2015
    Press release

    The Central Jakarta District Court on 24 March annulled the water privatisation contracts of Suez (PT PAM Lyonnaise Jaya – Palyja) and Aetra, finding that the Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) were negligent in fulfilling the human right to water for Jakarta’s residents.

  7. World Water Day Statement 2015

    23 Marzo 2015
    Article
    We commemorate World Water Day 2015 by celebrating the struggles and victories of the global water justice movements. These achievements are a testament to the strength of our ties of solidarity and the resolve of communities to protect watersheds and maintain control over water services.
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    OP-ED: Citizens Mobilize to Resist Undemocratic Corporate Water Grabs

    Victoria Collier
    11 Febrero 2015
    En los medios

    Huntington News - On Feb. 5, New Jersey became the latest state to subvert democracy by authorizing the fast-track sale or lease of water utilities without public notice, comment, or approval. The controversial decision highlights the intensifying struggle over who owns, controls, and profits from the most precious - and threatened - resource on Earth.

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    Water privatisation: a worldwide failure?

    John Vidal
    03 Febrero 2015
    En los medios

    Lagos is among the many cities in the global south where investment in water supplies is desperately needed, yet there is no consensus on whether the answer lies with private management, the public sector, or a combination of both.

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    The Eve of De-Privatisation in Jakarta

    14 Enero 2015
    Report

    Jakarta is currently striving to join many cities around the world and remunicipalising its water. A series of fact-sheets that outline how and why water privatisation failed and the potential for a renewed effective public service.

  11. Ebb and Flow of Privatized Water – from Buenos Aires to Atlanta, from Mozambique to France

    Nick Buxton
    02 Diciembre 2014
    Article

    In May 2000, a Fortune Magazine piece claimed triumphantly that the “liquid everybody needs – and will need a lot more of in the future – is going private,” and as a result would benefit “multitudes of poor people.”

  12. 180 cities take back public control of water showing remunicipalisation is here to stay

    13 Noviembre 2014
    Press release

    More than 180 cities and communities in 35 countries have taken back control of their water services in the last 15 years, a new report released today by the Transnational Institute (TNI), Public Services International Research Unit (PSIRU) and the Multinational Observatory reveals.

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    Soaring bills see privatised water services handed back to public sector - report

    Kieran Guilbert
    13 Noviembre 2014
    En los medios

    Soaring water bills, a lack of transparency and under investment have persuaded governments worldwide to give back control of privatised water services to the public sector, according to a report released on Thursday.

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    Hamburg at Forefront of Global Drive to reverse Privatisation of City Services

    Claire Provost, Matt Kennard
    12 Noviembre 2014
    En los medios

    German municipality to buy back utility grids after referendum vote to end private ownership of gas and electricity networks

  15. Remunicipalisation Tracker

    16 Septiembre 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.

  16. Remunicipalisation in Berlin after the buy-back

    Philipp Terhorst
    23 Junio 2014
    Article

    The largest Public-Private Partnership in water sector in Germany ended in 2013 after the longstanding social mobilisation. Remunicipalisation cost a high price for the city of Berlin though. Berliners have striven for new challenges.

  17. Reorienting Development: State-owned Enterprises in Latin America and the World

    02 Abril 2014
    Book

    Reorienting Development analyses what the nature, advantages, limitations and challenges of public companies are. It also offers new theoretical and conceptual insights on the nature and roles of the state and the controversial meanings of development.

  18. Remunicipalisation in the water sector: an unstoppable wave

    Beatriz Martínez
    24 Diciembre 2013
    Article

    Water remunicipalisation is a growing trend across the world.

  19. Blunt speaking opens up important debate at water summit

    Satoko Kishimoto
    16 Octubre 2013
    Article

    Instead of an ideological obsession with illusory private sector ‘solutions’, the international community would do better to support socially ambitious public operators working together in partnership with other public utilities.

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