Water Justice News: Privatization


June 5, 2014 – 2:10pm The Confederation of Indian Industry is calling for more public-private partnerships to operate water utilities, set up desalination plants, and even harvest rainwater in India.
The Economic Times reports Mukund Vasudevan, CII exe…


June 5, 2014 – 8:04am
The Detroit Free Press reports, “[In March, Detroit emergency manager Kevyn] Orr began exploring a public-private partnership to run the [Detroit Water and Sewerage] department. The city issued a request for information seeking p…


May 27, 2014 – 10:02am
Photo: The Plenary Court of the Hellenic Council of State (the Supreme Administrative Court of Greece)
Reuters reports, “A top Greek court has blocked the planned privatization of the country’s biggest water utility, the Athe…

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May 21, 2014 – 9:21am Blue Planet Project founder Maude Barlow tweets:
Water privatisation failing Indian cities. http://t.co/us5mYdyyJN
— Maude Barlow (@MaudeBarlow) May 20, 2014
She cites a Time of India article that reports, “On Monday, the priva…

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May 20, 2014 – 8:00pm
Solidarity with our Greek water justice allies as a water privatization scheme they are opposing goes to a local vote tomorrow (Sunday May 18).
Ekathimerini.com reports, “Opponents of plans to privatize EYATH, the state-run compa…

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