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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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Article
22 March 2005

Private Sector Still Eyeing to Own Every Drop

Author: Anil Netto, Inter Press Service

...all across Asia, water privatisation schemes are failing to deliver clean and safe drinking water to communities, despite forcing consumers to pay for a basic human right...In contrast, the sterling performance of some major publicly managed water...

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Article
1 February 2005

[PDF] full report: "Dirty aid, dirty water - The UK Government’s push to privatise water and sanitation in poor countries"

Author: World Development Movement

[refers to Severn Trent, RWE, Thames Water (part of RWE), Bi-Water, Cascal (part of Bi-Water), AWG (Anglian Water), Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, United Utilities, Halcrow, Adam Smith International, Ernst & Young, Northumbrian Water, Suez, Veolia...

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Article
1 January 2005

full report: Nature for sale

Author: Friends of the Earth International

[refers to Frontier Holdings Limited (part of Rimbunan Hijau), RWE, Aguas del Tunari (part of Bechtel), Suez, Maynilad Water (part of Suez), Manila Water (joint venture Ayala, Mitsubishi Corp. & United Utilities), Scottish Water, Victorian...

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1 January 2005

Friends of the Earth: 34 cases of the negative social, environmental impact of water & biodiversity privatisation

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Article
1 November 2004

[PDF] full report: "Risk & Opportunity - Best Practice in Non-Financial Reporting"

Author: SustainAbility, UNEP, Standard & Poor's

[Top 50 companies (highest scoring first): Co-operative Financial Services (part of Co-operative Group), Novo Nordisk, BP, British American Tobacco, BT Group, British Airports Authority (BAA), Rabobank, Rio Tinto, Shell, HP, Unilever, Anglo American,...

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Article
11 July 2004

Water wars: California's 'liquid gold' shouldn't be entrusted to private conglomerates

Author: Joseph W. Cotchett, attorney at Cotchett, Pitre, Simon & McCarthy, former chairman of the California State Parks Commission, in San Francisco Chronicle

In the United States, 85 percent of water utilities are still public-owned, but that figure could change rapidly as multinational corporations such as France's Vivendi Universal and Germany's RWE swallow up smaller, locally run utilities around the...

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Article
1 January 2004

[PDF] United Utilities - Corporate Responsibility Report 2003

Author: United Utilities

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Article
1 October 2003

[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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1 October 2003

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

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