New report shows negative impacts, threats of water privatization

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3 March 2003

New report shows negative impacts, threats of water privatization

Author: Friends of the Earth

A new report to be released on the eve of the Third World Water Forum shows that water privatization has had negative impacts on communities in many countries and threatens to affect an increasing number of people in 2003 [refers to Suez, Vivendi Universal, Thames Water (part of RWE), Betchel]

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1 January 2003

[PDF] [full report] Water justice for all: global and local resistance to the control and commodification of water

Author: Friends of the Earth

The privatization of water sources around the world is a growing problem. Water is a basic human right...Rather than reducing poverty, water privatization often means that the poorest families are no longer able to afford clean water. [refers to Suez, Vivendi Universal (now Veolia Environnement), Thames Water (part of RWE), Bechtel, Edison (Italy), Minera Quellaveco (joint venture of Anglo American & IFC), Alstom, Enron, Wessex Water, Danone, Coca-Cola, Nestlé, Unilever, Heineken]

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