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Spanish with English subtitle (23 mins) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2kl-wDQmGs
Successful experiments involving new types of support and cooperation in water management are underway in Latin America. This happens through public-community agreements and within the framework of Platform for public community partnerships in Americas (PAPC). The video 'All of One and One for All’ to highlight partnerships among water committee (community water operator in Bolivia) and community organizations (San Miguel Km 4 water committee and Habitat for Women in the Auxilidadora Community).
the documentary about the experiences of cooperation among water committees, is now available on line at this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cPqJs5SELqA
HANDS INTO WATER is the result of collective effort and the self-determination of a number of people who have worked together to provide a solution to the problem of water and sanitation in the south of Cochabamba, Bolivia. In this documentary, two water committees talk about their history, their culture and their lived reality, focusing on how they deal with the daily struggle for water and their search for concrete solutions that do not rely on the state or any other outside organization. This documentary is about the exchange of experiences, knowledge and traditional practices and the creation of mutual aid in order to manage water. It is about an alternative form of cooperation, one that is based on solidarity and not profit.
By Jean-Claude Magalhaes, Yves Duval and Mario Milanesi
Over the last ten years, a successful public-public partnership has taken shape between the water users associations in a rural region of Senegal, the French city of Cherbourg-Octeville as well as several other partners including civil society groups in Senegal and Europe.
Ces dix dernières années, un partenariat public-public concluant a pris forme entre les associations d’usagers de l’eau dans une région rurale au Sénégal, la ville et la communauté urbaine de Cherbourg en France ainsi que d’autres partenaires, y compris l’État Sénégalais, des groupes de la société civile au Sénégal et en Europe.
The Andean city of Huancayo has shown that a strong local movement of citizens and workers can expand the struggle against privatisation into reclaiming public water services.
La ciudad andina de Huancayo ha demostrado que un movimiento fuerte de ciudadanos y trabajadores puede ganar la lucha contra la privatización y reivindicar servicios de agua públicos.
Abel Esteban (Corporate Europe Observatory) interviewed Luis Mario Padron about the ground-breaking new Public-Public Partnership (PUP) between the Argentinean public water utility Aguas Bonaerenses S.A. (ABSA) and SEDAM, the provincial water utility of Huancayo (Peru). The project, aimed to improve public water delivery in Huancayo, is an important example of the growing trend of not-for-profit cooperation between public utilities from the South. Such public-public partnerships offer a strong alternative to privatisation and public-private partnerships (PPPs).
Nota de La Diaria sobre CNDAV y PUP
COMISIÓN EN DEFENSA DEL AGUA Y LA VIDA PIDE 'AGILITAR LA IMPLEMENTACIÓN DEL MANDATO CONSTITUCIONAL'
March 2006. written by V. Suresh, Vibhu Nayar and Pradip Prabhu in Tamil Nadu, India
This article summarises twenty successful experiences of public utility service in of water supply and sanitation. Examples of the key principles used in this selection are; universal access, equity, [integral
written by Silvano Silvério da Costa, Brazil
Tirtanadi in North Sumatra is the only PDAM (public water utility) in Indonesia to have adopted the Public-Public Partnership (PUPs) approach. PDAM Tirtanadi is owned by the provincial government o
written by Amrta Institute for Water Literacy, Indonesia
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