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Author: Jim Lobe, OneWorld.net
More than 100 non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from around the world have issued an "Evian Water Challenge" to leaders of the Group of Eight (G8) major industrial nations that will meet next week in Evian, France, demanding that they stop...
Author: Halifax Initiative Coalition & Social Justice Committee
The World Bank and the IMF have used their considerable power to force countries to privatize natural and public resources. This report documents some of the impacts, ranging from reduced access to essential services, loss of jobs and increased...
[PDF] Are the debates on water privatization missing the point? Experiences from Africa, Asia and Latin America
Author: Jessica Budds, doctoral candidate in Geography & Environment at Univ. of Oxford, & Gordon McGranahan, director of Human Settlements Programme, Intl. Institute for Environment & Development, in Environment & Urbanization journal
This paper has two principal aims: first, to unravel some of the arguments mobilized in the controversial privatization debate, and second, to review the scale and nature of private sector provision of water and sanitation in Africa, Asia and Latin...
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- Related companies: Aguas Argentinas (now Agua y Saneamientos Argentinos - AySA) Ayala Biwater Grupo Agbar Manila Water (joint venture Ayala, Mitsubishi Corp. & United Utilities) Mitsubishi Group RWE SAUR (part of Bouygues) Suez Thames Water (part of RWE) United Utilities Veolia (formerly Vivendi Environnement)
Author: Danwood Mzikenge Chirwa, researcher in the Socio-Economic Rights Project, Community Law Centre, University of the Western Cape, in ESR Review
This article explores the implications of human rights, especially socio-economic rights, for privatisation of basic services in the South African context. [refers to Bi-Water, SAUR, Water and Sanitation Services of South Africa (part of Suez), Eskom]
Author: Peter Farlam, South African Institute of International Affairs
...the record of PPPs [public-private partnerships] in Africa over the last 15 years is mixed, the process is complex, and governments should not expect PPPs to be a ‘magic bullet’... The involvement of the private sector in providing water, sanitation...
[PDF] Veolia Environnement: A corporate profile - A special report by Public Citizen's Water for All program
Author: Public Citizen
Despite Veolia's global track record of corruption, broken promises, environmental degradation, price-gouging, obfuscation, misdirection and secrecy, the world's largest water company continues to enjoy substantial support within powerful pockets of...
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- Related companies: Andrade Gutierrez Connex (part of Veolia Environnement) Korea Water Resources (KOWACO) Onyx (part of Veolia Environnement) RWE SAUR (part of Bouygues) Suez Thames Water (part of RWE) United Water (part of Suez Environnement) Veolia (formerly Vivendi Environnement) Vivendi
Author: Khulu Phasiwe, Business Day [So. Africa]
Public-private partnerships in Africa...have generally failed to provide much-needed water and electricity, a new study shows...The report, released yesterday, acknowledged successes achieved...in sectors such as telecommunications, transport, ports...