Alternative World Water Forum

Water privatisation is threatening our sovereign policymaking Water has always been a source of power—and of discrimination. Just as the study of an irrigated landscape is a route to the mem­ory of the power of kings and earlier forms of state, the government’s recent water policies, especially those on drinking   Read More ...

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This article focuses on peoples’ movements around water in New Delhi, the capital city of India. New Delhi is characterized by water “issues.” A majority of the city’s 18 million residents have to queue up for water supplied by the government or private tankers, as piped supplies are either defunct   Read More ...

Categories: Global stories

The water markets of Marathwada are booming. In the town of Jalna alone, tanker owners transact between Rs.6 million and Rs.7.5 million in water sales each day. Thirst is Marathwada’s greatest crop this season. Forget sugarcane. Thirst, human and industrial, eclipses anything else. Those harvesting it reap tens of millions   Read More ...

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Following Planning Commission’s directions, Delhi Jal Board (DJB) has approved a proposal to involve Public Private Partnership (PPP) for better distribution and maintenance of water supply in Malviya Nagar, Mehrauli and Vasant Vihar in south Delhi areas. DJB’s high-level meeting chaired by Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Friday approved a   Read More ...

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How do you distribute water in a city? Urban water supply has several models which are in use worldwide. Basically the supply can be managed through a private company, or through an autonomous water board or directly from the municipality. In rural areas, it can also be through a cooperative   Read More ...

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