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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...
Pollution still pays as firms shrug off fines - League table of offenders fails to stem neglect [UK]
Author: Paul Brown, Guardian [UK]
A distressing number of well-known companies are continuing to cause pollution despite the name and shame policy of the environment agency, Barbara Young, its chief executive, said yesterday...Among the worst repeat offenders are the water companies...
[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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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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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...