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  1. Indonesian Supreme Court Terminates Water Privatization

    Satoko Kishimoto
    17 အောက်တိုဘာလ 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.

  2. Open letter to UN-HABITAT

    Satoko Kishimoto
    18 စက်တင်ဘာလ 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 

  3. 10 Rousing Struggles for Public Water

    Lavinia Steinfort, Satoko Kishimoto, Denis Burke
    22 မတ်လ 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.

  4. 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.

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

    David Hall
    14 ဖေဖေါ်ဝါရီလ 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.

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

    07 ဒီဇင်ဘာလ အသုံးပြု စကားစု - လအမည် အပြည့်အစုံ 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).

  7. Consolidation of the public water movement in Spain

    Red Agua Pública/Public Water network
    05 ဒီဇင်ဘာလ အသုံးပြု စကားစု - လအမည် အပြည့်အစုံ 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.

  8. 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)

  9. The Citizen’s Proposed National Water Law

    Coordinadora Nacional Agua para Tod@s
    09 မေလ 2016
    Opinion

    In Mexico, a 2012 constitutional amendment recognised the human right to water, requiring a new national water law. Coordinadora Nacional Agua para Tod@s Agua para la Vida has proposed the citizens' bill, which has been developed through a nation-wide bottom up process. It connects local grassroots struggles against privatisation, water resource contamination, indigenous peoples, and urban popular movements for access to, and local control over, water resources. Important local water struggles in Puebla, Guadalajara, Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Ramos Arizpe, Saltillo and Mexico City are the background of this national mobilisation. The citizens' bill ambitiously addresses sustainable water basin plans and democratic water service provision in an integrated way.

  10. Global Water Justice Movement challenges World Bank’s attempt to promote privatization of water through UN SDG Agenda

    Meera Karunananthan
    21 ဧပြီလ 2016
    Opinion

    A letter was sent today to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon by water justice organizations from around the world expressing deep concerns about a new “high-level” panel convened by the World Bank at the United Nations focusing on the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goal on water and sanitation. 

  11. Public Water For All - Water Justice Toolkit

    17 မတ်လ 2016
    Article

    Water Justice organisations from around the world jointly produced an online water justice toolkit to consolidate our knowledge base and support local campaigns against the corporate takeover of water.

  12. UN-Habitat the New Urban Agenda

    Satoko Kishimoto
    24 ဖေဖေါ်ဝါရီလ 2016
    Article

    The New Urban Agenda will be adopted in the UN-Habitat Conference III in Quito, Ecuador in October 2016. Water Justice groups submitted the proposals to the Global Water Operators Partnerships Alliance (GWOPA) secretariat, which coordinates a consultation for Water for Water Stakeholders Stakeholders.
     

  13. Jakarta’s Water Services Violate the Human Right to Water

    Irfan Zamzami
    10 ဒီဇင်ဘာလ အသုံးပြု စကားစု - လအမည် အပြည့်အစုံ 2015
    Article

    After 18 years of underperforming private management, water services in Jakarta could be returning to public management to guarantee the human right to water in accordance with the Central Jakarta District Court ruling of 24 March 2015, which annulled the current contract agreements.

  14. Window of opportunity for public water in Catalonia

    Moisès Subirana, Eloi Badia
    19 အောက်တိုဘာလ 2015
    Article

    The water management situation in the region of Catalonia, Spain is catastrophic. The omnipresence of the private water sector is creating hugely negative impacts at the economic, social and environmental levels. As a result, Catalan municipalities are being swept by the wave of water remunicipalisation that is taking place across the globe, and the drive to recover public management of water systems is gaining force.

  15. public debate on remunicipalisation in Catalonia at Plaça de la Vila de Gràcia

    A turning tide: Public water officials look to future beyond privatisation

    Sol Trumbo Vila, Satoko Kishimoto
    19 အောက်တိုဘာလ 2015
    Article

    Public water operators and social movements from 90 countries gathered in Barcelona in mid-September to reflect on how to consolidate a public model of water provision and how to address critical issues of financing clean water for all.

  16. The meaning, relevance and scope of energy democracy

    Daniel Chavez
    09 အောက်တိုဘာလ 2015
    Article

    What does the concept of energy democracy offer to the struggle against climate change and energy poverty?

  17. 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.

  18. Sustainable water without private finance?

    Lavinia Steinfort
    23 သြဂုတ်လ 2015
    Article

    At UN meetings in Addis Ababa, private finance has been touted as key to achieving the new Sustainable Development Goals, but campaigners argue that public finance is more reliable and more likely to secure the human right to water for all.

  19. How TiSA strolls off with our services

    Lavinia Steinfort
    23 သြဂုတ်လ 2015
    Article

    While TTIP is currently attracting the most attention, more trade agreements are looming. In July, world leaders holed themselves up in back rooms to discuss TiSA, an extensive service agreement intended to put (public) services, like the water supply, in the hands of the international market.

     

  20. Nice: building a public water company after 150 years of private management

    Olivier Petitjean
    19 သြဂုတ်လ 2015
    Article

    This article was written for Eau publique, eau d´avenir, published June 2015(French edition of Our Public Water Future: The Global experience with remunicipalisation) and translated into English.

    In March 2013, the councillors of Nice, the fifth largest city in France, and of the surrounding communes announced that the city’s water services would gradually shift towards public management.

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