Alternative World Water Forum

SOSte to NERO (S.O.S. Water) was created in march 2013 and is active in Thessaloniki (Greece).


Yannis N. Krestenitis

Phone number: +30 2310 995654

ynkrest @ (remove the spaces)

Egnatia 127
54635, Thessaloniki

Field/s of the struggles or alternative initiatives

Water and sanitation management.

Historical context of the struggle/s

“SOSte to nero” is a wide coalition against privatization of water and is fitting to avoid the selling of EYATH (Thessaloniki Water Supply & Sewerage SA) and to exclude EYATH from TAIPED (HRADF, Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund SA).

“SOS te to nero” called the municipalities of the greater Thessaloniki area to organize local referendums, in order the people of Thessaloniki express their own will, about the selling of EYATH.

Since these days, all the municipalities of the greater Thessaloniki area have decided to organize local referendums. But, although the greek low is allowing such local referendums, the necessary presidential act is not yet published.

The present effort of the “SOSte to nero” is to “press” local municipalities to organize the referendum, without waiting the presidential act and already some of the mayors have announced their intent to organize the referendum.

Actions that have been carried out to date

Information campaigns, demonstrations, workshops.