Water Justice News: Privatization

Mehdiganj opposes Coca-Cola bottling plant

Posted by on October 11, 2014  Tagged with:
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October 11, 2014 – 5:10pm

Photo: Barlow in Plachimada, 2004.
Bloomberg reports that farmers are fighting a Coca-Cola bottling plant in Mehdiganj in the state of Uttar Pradesh in northern India.
“In Mehdiganj, about 20 kilometers from the holy ci…

Aug 302014

August 30, 2014 – 11:00am There have been ongoing concerns that the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department could be privatized.

Photo: Peoples Water Board Coalition
In June, the Detroit Free Press reported, “[In March, Detroit emergency manager Kevy…

Jul 052014

July 5, 2014 – 8:30am There are concerns that Greece’s privatization agency TAIPED, the Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund, will seek to make the publicly-run EYATH, the Thessaloniki Water Supply & Sewage Co., a water utility that serves 1.5 …

The Water Remunicipalisation Tracker

Posted on June 19, 2014  Tagged with:
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The remunicipalisation tracker mirrors the format typically used by private water-industry publications for listing upcoming privatisation and public-private partnership (PPP) contracts that provide possibilities for commercial expansion. The remunicipalisation tracker’s purpose, however, is very different: to showcase cities, regions and countries that have rolled back privatisation and embarked on securing public water for all that […]

Jun 162014

June 16, 2014 – 2:58pm

Photo: Campero at the protest for the human right to water outside the Legislative Assembly of Mexico City, June 9.
Mexico City-based Blue Planet Project organizer Claudia Campero has tweeted, “COMDA [Coalition of Mexican Org…

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