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The report highlights the impacts decades of trade agreements have had on global freshwater supplies and on the human rights to water and sanitation. It warns of the dire consequences of a new generation of trade agreements and calls for a drastically different trade regime that would protect people and   Read More ...

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A new book shows that the growing wave of cities putting water back under public control has now spread to 37 countries impacting 100 million people. The book is launched in the run-up to the World Water Forum in South Korea (12-17 April) and comes in the wake of Jakarta’s   Read More ...

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This report by the New Policy Institute analyzes what has happened to the water industry in the UK since it was privatised by Thatcher in the late 80s. In a nutshell: very high profits fuelled by debt creation and low investments, and bad performance. The initial local then international corporations   Read More ...

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The Justicia Hídrica alliance: research and action on water accumulation, conflict and civil society strategies. Rutgerd Boelens, Wageningen University Netherlands / Catholic University Peru. Globalization and a neoliberal policy climate allowed some actors to concentrate water and decision-making power at the expense of less powerful ones, threatening their water and   Read More ...

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This summary is an effort to capture the discussion of the session. However, not everything that was said might be reflected in the document. Many of the things said were proposals and are not necessarily wide agreements, commitments or consensus points. This should not be seen as a consensus document   Read More ...

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The participants of FAME, which was organized in Marseille from March 14 to 17, debated about the Palestinian water situation. The debate was marked by various communications efforts that presented the issue as a veritable “water apartheid”. The participants came to the following conclusions: 1-   The roots and reasons behind   Read More ...

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Workshop on Rio+20 – Marseille March 16th – Summary of the discussions. It is necessary to develop a unified / common strategy to strengthen the fight against the privatisation, commercialisation and financialisation of life.  That is the common point of our struggles. The “green economy” is a way to promote   Read More ...

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