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  1. The future for democratic public water: resistance and alternatives

    Satoko Kishimoto, Leandro Bonecini
    05 Abril 2018
    Article

    The Alternative World Water Forum - FAMA, held from March 17th to 22nd in Brasilia attracted 7,000 people from almost every state in Brazil. FAMA sent a clear message that it would not engage with the opaque 8th World Water Forum, hosted by the private think-tank World Water Council and its corporate partners. The World Water Council has fostered pro-privatisation policy debates for decades.

  2. Resistance and defence of water and territories in Brazil

    Leandro Bonecini, Satoko Kishimoto
    04 Abril 2018
    Article

    Nearly 7,000 people from more than 30 countries, and from almost every Brazilian state, gathered at the Alternative World Water Forum (FAMA) from 17 to 22 March 2018. The purpose of this mobilisation was to challenge the legitimacy of the World Water Forum, which is organised every three years by the private think-tank World Water Council together with its corporate partners.

  3. Atlas of Utopias

    • Transnational Institute (TNI)
    21 Marzo 2018
    Infograph

    The Atlas of Utopias is a global gallery of inspiring community-led transformation in water, energy and housing. It features 32 communities from 19 countries working on bold solutions to our world’s systemic economic, social and ecological crises.

  4. Turin: The long march towards water remunicipalisation

    Mariangela Rosolen
    24 Enero 2018
    Article

    On 9 October 2017, the Turin City Council turned back privatisation and took another step towards the remunicipalisation of its metropolitan water system. And so the city entered the next phase of its long march towards water sovereignty, begun in the aftermath of the Second World War on the ruins of a town half-destroyed by allied bombing and by Nazi/Fascist retaliations against the democratic popular resistance.

  5. A New Wave of Water Privatisation in Indonesia

    Irfan Zamzami
    22 Diciembre 2017
    Article

    The central government of Indonesia has repeatedly announced its intention to universalise access to clean water by 2019.  To achieve this, an estimated 27 million new connections are needed, with a major investment gap of IDR 274.8 trillion (US$20.8 billion). 

  6. Il ritorno alla gestione pubblica dei servizi di base

    • Satoko Kishimoto, Olivier Petitjean, Lavinia Steinfort
    28 Noviembre 2017
    Book

    Da Nuova Dehli a Barcellona, dall’Argentina alla Germania, migliaia di politici, dirigenti pubblici, lavoratori, sindacati e movimenti sociali rivendicano o creano servizi pubblici per soddisfare i bisogni primari della gente e rispondere alle sfide ambientali.

  7. Die Zukunft unseres Wassers in öffentlicher Hand

    • Satoko Kishimoto, Olivier Petitjean, Emanuele Lobina
    27 Octubre 2017
    Book

    Nach drei Jahrzehnten mit katastrophalen Ergebnissen schließen viele Städte, Regionen und Staaten das Kapitel der Privatisierung von Wasser. Eine leise Revolution der Bürger entfaltet sich, indem die Gemeinschaften auf der ganzen Welt die Kontrolle über ihre Wasserdienstleistungen einfordern und die wichtigste Ressource in einer demokratischen, gleichberechtigten und ökologischen Art und Weise nutzen wollen.

  8. Indonesian Supreme Court Terminates Water Privatization

    Satoko Kishimoto
    17 Octubre 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.

  9. Open letter to UN-HABITAT

    Satoko Kishimoto
    18 Septiembre 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 

  10. Reclaiming Public Services

    • Satoko Kishimoto, Olivier Petitjean, Lavinia Steinfort
    23 Junio 2017
    Report

    Reclaiming Public Services  is vital reading for anyone interested in the future of local, democratic services like energy, water and health care.  This is an in-depth world tour of new initiatives in public ownership and the variety of approaches to deprivatisation. 

  11. Video: Reclaiming Public Services

    23 Junio 2017
    Multi-media

    All over the world, people are taking essential services back into public hands while privatisations are failing. Public Services should be run for people, not profit.

     

  12. Infographics: Reclaiming Public Services

    23 Junio 2017
    Infograph

    Infographics from the report 'Reclaiming public services'

  13. Social justice at bay

    • Maarten Bakker, Satoko Kishimoto, Christa Nooy
    21 Abril 2017
    Report

    Projects protecting Jakarta against floods are likely to damage the environment and could threaten the livelihoods of tens of thousands of people. The Dutch government, supporting these projects, should question how it balances its interest in supporting Dutch companies with its stated policies of sustainable and inclusive development. 

  14. From Terrassa to Barcelona: cities and citizens reclaim public water and other essential services

    Lavinia Steinfort, Satoko Kishimoto
    04 Abril 2017
    Article

    Barcelona, March 22, World Water Day – Confronted with the failings of water privatisation, cities and citizens of Terrassa and Barcelona, in Catalonia, have moved to return water services to public and democratic control, improving their quality and accessibility.

  15. 10 Rousing Struggles for Public Water

    Lavinia Steinfort, Satoko Kishimoto, Denis Burke
    22 Marzo 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.

  16. Opinion: PPPs lead to dangerous debts for developing countries

    María José Romero, Mathieu Vervynckt
    01 Marzo 2017
    Opinion

    For many years, public-private partnerships have been promoted by governments and financial institutions as a way to pay for development projects such as roads, schools and hospitals.

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

    David Hall
    14 Febrero 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.

  18. National Capital Integrated Coastal Development (NCICD) project in Jakarta Bay

    07 Diciembre 2016
    Opinion

    A Dutch economic trade mission visited Indonesia from the 21st to the 24th of November.  Prime Minister Mark Rutte, who heads the mission, is accompanied by Minister Ploumen (Foreign Trade and Development), Minister Schultz van Haegen and State Secretary Dijksma (Infrastructure and Environment).

  19. Consolidation of the public water movement in Spain

    Red Agua Pública/Public Water network
    05 Diciembre 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.

  20. 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.

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