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1 March 2006

World Development Movement report says companies fail to deliver on water provision promises

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Article
1 March 2006

[PDF] full report: "Pipe Dreams - The failure of the private sector to invest in water services in developing countries"

Author: David Hall and Emanuele Lobina, Public Services International Research Unit, for World Development Movement

[refers to Veolia, Saur (part of Bouygues), Biwater, EDF, Suez, Lahmeyer, Sinergie, Thames Water (part of RWE)]

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22 May 2005
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Author: Public Citizen, traduction par et sur le site de l'Association pour le Contrat Mondial de l'Eau

Malgré les antécédents mondiaux de corruption de Veolia, de promesses non tenues, la dégradation environnementale, les prix exponentiels, l’opacité, les erreurs de conduites et les secrets, la plus grande société d'eau du monde continue à trouver l...

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Article
9 February 2005

Public-Private Partnerships 'Have Failed Africa's Poor'

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...

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1 February 2005

Public-private partnerships 'have failed Africa's poor', especially in water & electricity provision

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1 February 2005

Veolia Environnement: A corporate profile - A special report by Public Citizen's Water for All program

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Article
1 February 2005

Working Together: Assessing Public-Private Partnerships in Africa

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...

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1 February 2005

[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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Article
1 November 2003

Socio-economic rights and privatisation of basic services in South Africa: A theoretical framework

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]

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1 October 2003

Rich countries should stop funding water privatisation by World Bank, urge over 100 NGOs worldwide

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