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18 February 2014

Biwater-Tanzania arbitration

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

In August 2005, Biwater Gauff (Tanzania) Ltd. (BGT), a private water company, filed a request for arbitration with the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) regarding a contractual dispute with the United Republic of...

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Article
25 June 2013

Case profile: Biwater-Tanzania arbitration

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

[Business & Human Rights Resource Centre case profile for arbitration requested by Biwater Gauff (Tanzania) over contractual dispute with Tanzania over operation and management of Dar es Salaam water system.]

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Article
31 December 2008

ICSID Tribunal Finds Tanzania To Have Violated Bilateral Investment Treaty But Declines To Award Any Damages

Author: Andrea K. Bjorklund, Professor of Law at Univ. of California, Davis, in ASIL Insight (American Society of Intl. Law)

Privatization of public services, such as the provision of utilities and waste disposal facilities, has led to many investment disputes... Biwater Gauff (a joint venture of two European companies [via an operating company, City Water]...)...was...

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Article
29 July 2008

Water: Campaigners cheer defeat of Biwater's £10m Tanzanian claim

Author: Xan Rice, Guardian [UK]

Anti-poverty campaigners were yesterday celebrating the failure of a British water company to win up to £10m for a bungled privatisation in Tanzania. Biwater…took Tanzania's government to the World Bank's business tribunal in 2006, arguing its assets...

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9 December 2007

Biwater-Tanzania arbitration

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Article
16 August 2007

The water margin [Tanzania]

Author: Xan Rice, Guardian [UK]

[The June 2005 expulsion from Tanzania of] three...senior managers at City Water, a consortium responsible for managing Dar es Salaam's water supply...signalled the end of a flagship World Bank privatisation deal... And it marked the beginning of a...

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Article
13 September 2005

Global push for water privatisation threatens UN poverty targets

Author: World Development Movement

Efforts to meet the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to reduce global poverty are being hampered by the support for water privatisation from rich country governments and international institutions according to a report published on the eve of the...

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Article
12 August 2005

Biwater Discredits Management Company [Ghana]

Author: Amos Safo [opinion], in Public Agenda [Ghana]

In a few days Ghana will sign a management contract with a yet to be selected multinational corporation to take over water delivery in urban Ghana...But civil society groups led by the National Coalition Against the Privatization of Water insists that...

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Article
25 May 2005

Flagship water privatisation fails in Tanzania: UK firm's contract cancelled amid row over supply

Author: John Vidal, Guardian [UK]

A flagship water privatisation scheme for Africa has collapsed amid claims that the British company involved has failed to improve the supply for millions of people...Tanzania has made a series of allegations against Biwater, which is working in Dar...

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Article
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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