Public water models: ensuring universal access, strengthening and building democratic public water systems

16 မတ်လ 2012 - Event
16 မတ်လ 2012


Eric Grasset, Silvio José Marques, Thierry USO, Shayda Naficy, David Hall

On Friday 16 March this workshop will be held in two time slots. 13:00 - 15:15 (2h15) and 15:45 - 18:00 (2h15)

Languages: English, French, Spanish

Co-moderators: Cindy Mcqueen, Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Satoko Kishimoto, Transnational Institute (TNI)

Part 1: Public water models 13:00- 15:15 (2h15)


  • Eric Grasset, la Regie de Grenoble France (a member of Aqua Publica Europea)
  • Silvio José Marques, ASSEMAE (Associação Nacional dos Serviços Municipais de Saneamento, Brazil)
  • Emilio Pachón, Aguas del Huesna (un membre d’AEOPAS)
  • Thierry USO, La CRAUE (Coordination Rhône-Méditerranée des Associations des Usagers de l’Eau, France) What solutions to the water crisis in Languedoc-Roussillon?

Part 2 : Ensuring democratic, participatory, social and environmentally sustainable public models 15:45- 18:00 (2h15)


  • Shayda Naficy, Corporate Accountability International (USA) how transnational corporations are actively shifting water governance from public to private, or corporatized, systems 
  • David Hall, Public Services International Research Unit (PSIRU) The past, present and future of finance for investment in water system                                          

'Forum Italiano Movimenti per l’Acqua' and newly established Spanish national platform 'Red Agua Publica' will join the panel discussion