Water Justice News: Privatization

 

United Kingdom-based journalist Neil Clark writes in the Guardian UK, “Ofwat has announced that average household water and sewerage bills in England and Wales are to increase by an average of 5.7% from April. As in the case with the (increase in) rail fares, we’re told that the reason that prices are rising is to […]

 

New Delhi: The Hindu, India’s leading English daily, recently reported after accessing the first draft of the proposed revisions to the National Water Policy sent to experts for their comments.
The Hindu report by Gargi Parsai said, the Union government has begun consultations on a new National Water Policy that calls for privatisation of water-delivery services […]

 

I am in Porto Alegre, Brasil with Blue Planet Project organizer Anil Naidoo for a Thematic Social Forum (titled ‘Capitalist Crisis, Social and Environmental Justice’), which is a primary civil society organizing moment in advance of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD) – more commonly referred to as Rio+20 – set to be […]

Jan 252012
 

Keeping an eye on a growing private sector footprint: Sembcorp acquires South Africa’s concessions and becomes one of the big five water and sanitation providers in Asia
Private sector acquisitions of water concessions in developing countries occur quietly through stock exchanges and negotiations amongst firms. Not only does this mean that the nature of […]

 

Last weekend in Barcelona, the Council of Canadians participated in a gathering of more than 90 activists involved in planning the alternative world water forum (Forum Alternatif Mondial de l’Eau) to take place in Marseilles on March 14 to 17. The FAME is a counter summit taking in opposition to the 6th World Water Forum […]

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