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30 January 2006

World Economic Forum: "The Other" Water Management

Author: Gustavo Capdevila, Inter Press Service

The problems of the scarcity of clean water and water distribution and ownership systems were discussed this week in two radically different scenarios: the World Economic Forum (WEF)...and "The Other Davos", a conference organised by the Swiss...

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26 January 2006
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Author: David Murray, CMAQ (Centre des Médias Alternatifs du Québec)

Mettant finalement un terme à ce que l’on a appelé la « Révolte de l’eau », le peuple bolivien vient de remporter une victoire historique en forçant le géant américain Bechtel à laisser tomber une poursuite de 50 millions de dollars contre la...

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19 January 2006

Bechtel Drops $50 Million Claim to Settle Bolivian Water Dispute [Bolivia]

Author: Environment News Service (ENS)

Bechtel, a global engineering and construction company based in San Francisco, today reached agreement with the government of Bolivia, dropping a legal demand for $50 million after a revolt over privatizing water services in the city of Cochabamba...

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19 January 2006

Bechtel, Bolivia resolve dispute - Company drops demand over water contract canceling

Author: Paul Harris, San Francisco Chronicle

...Bechtel Corp. has dropped a $25 million dispute against the Bolivian government for canceling a water contract, after major street demonstrations forced a Bechtel-owned subsidiary [Aguas del Tunari] to withdraw from Bolivia's third-largest city.....

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17 August 2005

Water Is a Human Right: How privatization gets water to the poor

Author: Ronald Bailey, Reason magazine [USA]

In his excellent new short monograph, Water for Sale: How Business and the Market Can Resolve the World's Water Crisis (2005), Swedish analyst Fredrik Segerfeldt makes the case that water privatization can go a long way toward quenching the thirst of...

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5 July 2005

Post-9/11 workplace discrimination continues [USA]

Author: Stephanie Armour, USA Today

Nearly four years after the terrorist attacks, Muslim, South Asian and Arab-American employees continue to report discrimination on the job. Compared with the first two years after the Sept. 11 attacks, the number of employees saying they've been...

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6 June 2005

Pollution Chokes the Tigris, a Main Source of Baghdad’s Drinking Water [Iraq]

Author: Dahr Jamail, NewStandard

Water from the Tigris River -- consumed by Iraqis in Baghdad every day -- is contaminated with war waste, and much of it goes untreated despite obligations of a US company to reconstruct vital facilities. [refers to Kellogg Brown and Root (part of...

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25 May 2005

Public backlash over private water deals

Author: John Vidal, Guardian [UK]

Water privatisation was meant to solve a world crisis that has left more than two billion people without clean water or sanitation...In the past decade there have been riots in Bolivia, after which western water companies were thrown out. There has...

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23 May 2005

US: Coal Plants Could Be Much Cleaner

Author: Kenneth J. Stier, New York Times

...most new [coal-burning power] plants - about nine out of 10 on the drawing board - will not use integrated gasification combined-cycle technology. The reason is fairly simple. A plant with the low-pollution, high-efficiency technology demonstrated...

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4 May 2005

The ethics of water privatisation

Author: Oliver Balch, Ethical Corporation

Can public-private partnerships work for water?...Principles of community involvement, democratisation and genuine public service will be fundamental to politically legitimate water management systems in the future...The water sector continues to have...

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