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Public backlash over private water deals

Author: John Vidal, Guardian [UK], Published on: 25 May 2005

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 also been discontent in Trinidad, Argentina, Ghana, South Africa and the Philippines...The role of the IMF, World Bank and governments lobbying for their own companies is being questioned widely. [refers to Suez, Thames, Biwater, Gauff, City Water, United Utilities, Bechtel, Aguas del Tunari]

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Related companies: Bechtel Biwater Gauff Ingenieure Suez Thames Water (part of RWE) United Utilities