Alternative World Water Forum

Baltimore Poised to Become First U.S. City to Amend its Charter to Prohibit Leases and Sales of its Water and Sewer System. Today, the Baltimore City Council, led by Council President Bernard “Jack” Young,  made history by unanimously voting to amend the City Charter to declare the sewer system and   Read More ...

Categories: Global stories

Barcelona’s battle to take its water company back under public ownership is reaching its climax in the courts and at the ballot box. When the citizen platform, Barcelona En Comú, crowdsourced its manifesto for the Barcelona city elections in 2015, its most popular proposal was to remunicipalize the city’s water   Read More ...

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Monday 9 October 2017 was another good day for the fight toward the realization of the right to water and sanitation in Indonesia. The Supreme Court just made a decision in favor of citizen lawsuit against privatization of Jakarta water. This decision seconded prior decision made the Central Jakarta District   Read More ...

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The central government of Indonesia has repeatedly announced its ambition to increase access to clean water to 100 percent in 2019.  To achieve this, about 27 million new connections are needed, with an investment need as much as IDR 274.80 trillion. And most of the time, as clearly seen from   Read More ...

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As we invest in our public water systems — and we must — we need to distribute costs equitably. Ask someone in Flint, Michigan, or São Paolo, Brazil — the list of cities rocked by water disasters seems to grow each day — how much safe clean water is worth. Worried   Read More ...

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Here is the summary factsheet of the report “Lagos water crisis: Alternative roadmap for water sector” released by ERA/FoEN, Corporate Accountability International, Transnational Institute, Public Services International Research Unit, Public Services International, and Amalgamated Union of Public Corporations, Civil Service Technical and Recreational Services Employees (AUPCTRE). ROOTS OF THE CRISIS   Read More ...

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Parliament adopts amendment that declares country’s abundant clean supplies are ‘a public good managed by the state’ and ‘not a market commodity’ Slovenia has amended its constitution to make access to drinkable water a fundamental right for all citizens and stop it being commercialised. With 64 votes in favour and   Read More ...

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Comprehensive new water survey finds that 10 most affordable water systems are publicly owned and operated. Washington, D.C.—In the largest U.S. water rate survey of its kind, Food & Water Watch today released a comprehensive review of the 500 largest U.S. community water systems that found that large, for-profit privately owned   Read More ...

Categories: Global stories