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  1. 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.

  2. 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.
  3. 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.

  4. Prospects of Quito's Public Water and Sanitation Company's Compliance with the Human Right to Water

    Juan Carlos Romero
    06 Septiembre 2014
    Article

    The 2008 Constitution of Ecuador enshrines the rights of nature and the human right to water. Juan Carlos Romero, former official at the water public utility EPMAPS, argues that guaranteeing the human right to water is not only about providing a service, but also requires mainstreaming environmental, social, financial and political sustainability into the company's activities.

  5. 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.

  6. Post Privatisation Challenges of Public Water in Ghana

    Leonard Shang-Quartey
    23 Junio 2014
    Article

    Despite large aid support, Ghana's privatised water utility AVRL consistently failed to meet its contractual commitments.  Water is now back in state hands,  but it will need increased investment and a vigilant civil society to deliver the services Ghanaians need.

  7. Thessaloniki, Greece: Struggling against water privatisation in times of crisis

    Lavinia Steinfort
    03 Junio 2014
    Article

    Already subjected to the consequences of the European and Greek debt crisis and the resulting austerity measures, privatisation will continue to hit Thessaloniki hard. In a referendum the people voted overwhelmingly against water privatisation. While their struggle continues, they look upon the crisis as an opportunity to intensify the search for democratic alternatives.

  8. Building a new public ethos of water

    Timothé Feodoroff
    03 Enero 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.

  9. 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.

  10. Bern the first Blue Community in Europe

    23 Septiembre 2013
    Article

    Social justice, environmental, and labour organizations in Europe are applauding the city of Bern for taking a bold new step to protect water as a commons.  

  11. One million in Europe sign for water as a public service

    14 Febrero 2013
    Article

    ‘Water is a Human Right’ has made history as being the first European Citizen Initiative to have collected over one million signatures.