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polly7

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23. Putting water back in public hands
Fri Mar 30, 2012, 08:48 AM
Mar 2012

Putting water back in public hands

by Julio Godoy on March 21, 2012

http://ourworld.unu.edu/en/putting-water-back-in-public-hands/

Case studies highlight failures of privatisation

The book reviews the experiences of four cities and one country around the world, which, during the past decade, have managed to recuperate water services from commercialisation and privatisation.

In the book, one of the authors, David A. McDonald, says that, while the reasons for remunicipalisation are quite diverse, they “stem in no small part from the failures of water privatisation”.

McDonald remarks that “even the World Bank (one of the main supporters of privatisation in the first place) has called for a ‘rethink’ of privatisation policies, having recognised the regulatory problems associated with multinational water providers, and having seen the effects of a profit-driven service delivery model on workers, low-income households and the environment.”
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Kicked and recommended. Uncle Joe Jan 2012 #1
You're welcome, polly7 Feb 2012 #17
If anything this will push societies to the breaking point, as more people and the environment Uncle Joe Feb 2012 #19
Fuckers. a simple pattern Jan 2012 #2
Good God - if they do this we are Smilo Jan 2012 #3
Occupy! WHEN CRABS ROAR Jan 2012 #7
*IF* they do???? Water privatization has been going on a for a long time. NYC_SKP Feb 2012 #22
Seems all these guys can do is steal, steal, steal. JDPriestly Jan 2012 #4
Oh HELL no. Richardo Jan 2012 #5
Well I see the World Bank has not abandoned its disaster capital policies even thought they are jwirr Jan 2012 #6
Profit for the 'right' people. Octafish Mar 2012 #24
Of course as Cenk would say. jwirr Mar 2012 #26
Undoubtedly, the Corporate-Hacks will steal our water out from under us truedelphi Jan 2012 #8
They're starting here by charging 3rd party billing with renters mntleo2 Jan 2012 #9
HUGE K & R !!! WillyT Jan 2012 #10
I think Noam Chomsky says it best: marmar Jan 2012 #11
Next they will steal the remaining breathable air.. . . . .n/t annabanana Jan 2012 #12
The corporations want to sell you the sky Ichingcarpenter Feb 2012 #13
And if they get their hands on our water, they will sue you if you collect rainwater. n/t fasttense Feb 2012 #14
Has already happened according to BrendaBrick Feb 2012 #20
Another Enron model... IthinkThereforeIAM Feb 2012 #15
glad to see Maine is not on their list yet magical thyme Feb 2012 #16
How Ironic sulphurdunn Feb 2012 #18
Mother fuckers! Boycott Coca-cola and Nestles. n/t Hotler Feb 2012 #21
Putting water back in public hands polly7 Mar 2012 #23
Make no mistake about the privatization of everything under the sun including nations' water Uncle Joe Mar 2012 #25
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