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    A critique of the Water Operators Partnerships in Latin America and the Caribbean (WOP-LAC)

    Philipp Terhorst
    14 Septiembre 2012
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    This discussion paper aims to generate much-needed discussions about the experiences with Water Operators Partnerships (WOPs) projects on the ground, in this case in Latin America. The paper highlights a number of serious problems with the WOP-LAC projects, many of which are run by commercially oriented or private water operators.

  2. Citizens’ participation is key for water efficiency

    Satoko Kishimoto
    14 Febrero 2012
    Article

    Active citizens’ participation in water and sanitation initiatives is crucial to ensure sustainable improvements in water services for the poorest. Experiences from Tanzania, Spain, India and Uruguay show how citizen and labour participation can transform public services.

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

    Satoko Kishimoto
    30 Agosto 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.

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

    Satoko Kishimoto
    24 Agosto 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?

  5. Fighting corruption with the Water TAP plus A

    Satoko Kishimoto
    23 Agosto 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.

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

    Satoko Kishimoto
    23 Agosto 2011
    Article

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

  7. The politics of achieving the Right to Water

    Susan George, aleksej, Mthandeki Nhlapo, Peter Waldorff
    28 Abril 2011
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    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.

  8. Public Community Partnerships in Peru and Uruguay

    aleksej
    21 Marzo 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.

  9. Voices from the World Social Forum

    Susan George
    08 Febrero 2011
    Article

    Although initiated as a counter-forum to Davos, the World Social Forum has evolved beyond it now, focusing on the root causes of problems facing humanity and developing real alternatives as solutions.