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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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31 December 2004

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

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31 December 2004

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 November 2004

2004 survey of corporate non-financial reporting, by SustainAbility, UNEP, Standard & Poor's (highest scoring companies: Co-operative Financial Services, Novo Nordisk, BP)

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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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1 January 2004

[PDF] United Utilities - Corporate Responsibility Report 2003

Author: United Utilities

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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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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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31 July 2003

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...

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27 May 2003

Stop Privatizing Water, NGOs Tell Developed Countries

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...

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