Beginning his fourth year as president of Ecuador, Rafael Correa confronts a major challenge from some of the very social actors that propelled him into office, primarily over the control of the country's extractive resources.
The video shows the journey that the Change Management Group (CMG) of Water and Food sector officials and local communities have taken to democratise the water sector and work towards collaborative community water management. Today, their work continues, involving more and more
actors and participants.
An international seminar of the Reclaiming Public Water Network brought together participants from more than 30 countries, who shared knowledge and experiences about how to improve water provision through the democratization of water management.
An open letter by around 30 civil society organisations and trade unions calls on the European Commission to assess how public-public partnerships can become a cross-cutting priority in all EU development aid programs for the water sector.
The Permanent Peoples' Tribunal (PPT) will convene in Madrid (14-17 May 2010) as part of the Fourth Peoples' Alternatives Summit - Enlazandos Alternativas 4 (EA4) - in parallel to the EU's trade negotiations with Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) nations.
This year's Madrid summit marks a key milestone in the ongoing development of the Enlazando Alternativas network for both highlighting EU complicity with human rights and environmental abuses and highlighting the real alternatives offered by social movements of integration and development that respect the rights of people, communities, and protect the environment.
The President of Paris' remunicipalised water utility tells the inspiring story of how water was taken back into public hands, and why this has prompted a major expansion in reinvestment, public participation, and international solidarity cooperation.