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

    María José Romero, Mathieu Vervynckt
    01 မတ်လ 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.

  2. Brazil’s new government imposes water privatisation in Rio to pay for Olympic Games

    Martin Pigeon, Renato Cinco
    14 ဇူလိုင်လ 2016
    Article

    A few weeks after the May coup against Dilma Rousseff by conservative parties backed by the country's largest corporations, Brazil's “interim” government, led by Michel Temer, signed an emergency loan to the State of Rio de Janeiro to help finance infrastructure for the 2016 Olympics – in particular for a subway line connecting the sports venues. The bailout was conditional to selling off the State's public water supply and sanitation company, the Companhia Estadual de Águas e Esgotos (Cedae)

  3. Jakarta citizens' final challenge in the Supreme Court

    30 မေလ 2016
    Declaration

    International Water Justice community sent the petition to the Supreme Court of Indonesia.  Residents of Jakarta filed a citizen lawsuit against water privatisation in Jakarta at Central Jakarta District Court in November 2012. They argued in the lawsuit that water privatisation failed to fulfil the residents’ access to safe water, caused a series of corruptions and financial harm to the public budgets. In March 2015, the court ruled in favour of the residents, annulling the contract agreement with two private water operators. It was a significant victory of people. The decision, however, was challenged by these private companies and other defendants.  Unfortunately the residents lost in the High Court in February 2016.  Jakarta people decided to challenge the High Court ruling at the Supreme Court.

  4. Reversing the Tide: Cities and Countries Are Rebelling Against Water Privatization, and Winning

    25 စက်တင်ဘာလ 2015
    In the media

    Thruthout - Private companies have been working to make a profit from water since the 1600s, when the first water companies were established in England and Wales. The first wave of water privatization occurred in the 1800s, and by the mid- to late-19th century, privately owned water utilities were common in Europe, the United States and Latin America, and began to appear in Africa and Asia.

  5. The Global Fight Over Our Drinking Water Is Just Getting Started

    02 စက်တင်ဘာလ 2015
    In the media

    The Nation -  Water is an essential natural element, but around the world, it’s also an artificially endangered resource.

  6. Greeks protest against privatisation of water

    Leaked EU memorandum reveals renewed attempt at imposing water privatisation on Greece

    Satoko Kishimoto, Olivier Hoedeman
    24 သြဂုတ်လ 2015
    Article

    The stubborn and aggressive imposition of privatisation by Troika goes against the will of Greek citizens and represents a direct attack on democracy.

  7. Jakarta Court cancels World's biggest Water Privatisation after 18 year Failure

    25 မတ်လ 2015
    Press release

    The Central Jakarta District Court on 24 March annulled the water privatisation contracts of Suez (PT PAM Lyonnaise Jaya – Palyja) and Aetra, finding that the Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) were negligent in fulfilling the human right to water for Jakarta’s residents.

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    OP-ED: Citizens Mobilize to Resist Undemocratic Corporate Water Grabs

    Victoria Collier
    11 ဖေဖေါ်ဝါရီလ 2015
    In the media

    Huntington News - On Feb. 5, New Jersey became the latest state to subvert democracy by authorizing the fast-track sale or lease of water utilities without public notice, comment, or approval. The controversial decision highlights the intensifying struggle over who owns, controls, and profits from the most precious - and threatened - resource on Earth.

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    Water privatisation: a worldwide failure?

    John Vidal
    03 ဖေဖေါ်ဝါရီလ 2015
    In the media

    Lagos is among the many cities in the global south where investment in water supplies is desperately needed, yet there is no consensus on whether the answer lies with private management, the public sector, or a combination of both.

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    The Eve of De-Privatisation in Jakarta

    14 ဇန်နဝါရီလ 2015
    Report

    Jakarta is currently striving to join many cities around the world and remunicipalising its water. A series of fact-sheets that outline how and why water privatisation failed and the potential for a renewed effective public service.

  11. Remunicipalisation Tracker

    16 စက်တင်ဘာလ 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.

  12. Remunicipalisation in Berlin after the buy-back

    Philipp Terhorst
    23 ဇွန်လ 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.

  13. Post Privatisation Challenges of Public Water in Ghana

    Leonard Shang-Quartey
    23 ဇွန်လ 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.

  14. Building a new public ethos of water

    Timothé Feodoroff
    03 ဇန်နဝါရီလ 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.

  15. Blunt speaking opens up important debate at water summit

    Satoko Kishimoto
    16 အောက်တိုဘာလ 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.

  16. Budapest Water Summit offers mirage of water for all

    Satoko Kishimoto
    15 အောက်တိုဘာလ 2013
    Article

    It had been billed as a summit to push for universal access to water, but attending the Budapest Water Summit held last week felt like grasping at a mirage of water in a desert. The slogans and appearance were attractive, but held no prospect of delivering the human right to water for all.

  17. Investors requested to withdraw bids for Thessaloniki

    25 ဇူလိုင်လ 2013
    Article

    (Press release: 24 July 2013) A large group of Greek, European and international organisations, networks and others have requested the bidders for the Thessaloniki Water and Sewage Company to withdraw their bids. They want the bidders to respect the wishes of the workers and local communities who do not want their company to be run by private operators.

  18. Resist and transform: the struggle for water in Greece

    Hilary Wainwright
    28 မေလ 2013
    Article

    A combination of opposing privatisation and putting forward practical alternatives is helping water campaigners mount an effective challenge to austerity in Greece.

  19. Privatising Europe

    • Joseph Zacune
    13 မတ်လ 2013
    Paper

    This working paper and infographic provide an overview of  a great ‘fire sale’ of public services and national assets across Europe that is providing profits for a few transnational companies but is often fiercely opposed by its citizens.

  20. Putting Water Back into Public Hands

    06 မတ်လ 2013
    Multi-media

    An inspiring video animation about how cities are reversing water privatisation to regain public control.

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