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May 19 2014
Supplied or written by Nick Meynen

On May 18, 98% of 218.002 voters said NO to water supply privatization in Thessaloniki. The referendum was organized by a wide range of civil society organizations, together with 11 municipalities of Thessaloniki. Over 1500 volunteers, an international team of 30 observers from 7 European countries and Thessaloniki’s Barristers Association ensured that the referendum was held in an orderly and fair way. As events unfolded, it turned out that their support was needed.


 


Read more at http://www.ejolt.org/2014/05/this-is-what-98-of-thessaloniki-wants/

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Dec 01 2013
Supplied or written by Webmaster

http://www.foeeurope.org/Veolia-Areva-Auchan-win-2013-Pinocchio-Awards-201113


The water company Veolia received the Pinocchio Award in the category 'One for all, all for me' given to the company with the most aggressive policies on landgrabbing, or exploitation or destruction of natural resources.

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Sep 18 2013
Supplied or written by Webmaster

The Council of Canadians and the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) are applauding the city of Bern, Switzerland for taking a bold new step to protect water as a commons. While a growing number of municipalities in Canada have become Blue Communities, Bern is the first city outside Canada to do so.

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Aug 22 2012
Supplied or written by CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE FOR CHANGE

CEC is launching a short flick competition on the theme Water Scarcity and Conservation. This competition has been launched with an intention to create awareness to the people of our society on the critical situation of water and the adverse effects of scarcity.This competition is open to all and we encourage all interested people to participate. Please help us in this venture by participating and by spreading word about this event by sharing.

For more details please visit  http://www.cecfest.com/contactus.asp


 email us at flickfest12[at]gmail.com

Contact No: 91 - 044 - 28546384

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Mar 22 2012
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http://redaguapublica.wordpress.com/


Presenting the Public Water Network in Seville, The first state platform against the privatisation of water


Many civil society groups signed up to the network’s manifesto


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Mar 22 2012
Supplied or written by Webmaster

Water Citizens’ Initiative launches its campaign website


(22 March 2012) World Water Day – Launch of the website www.right2water.eu  for European Citizen Initiative “Water is a Human Right not a commodity” sponsored by the European Federation of Public Service Unions (EPSU). This website will be one of the tools for the collection of signatures.

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Dec 10 2010
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Civil Society organisations have asked for clarification about what the stance of the EU is with regards to the Right to Water in a joint letter to Mrs. Ashton, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy

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Nov 06 2010
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Landmark international conference brings together private and public sector workers, government and civil society leaders Quality Public Services – Action Now! 12-14 October, Geneva, Switzerland
http://www.qpsconference.org/content/media-centre
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Jul 29 2010
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UNITED NATIONS, Jul 28 (IPS) - When the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) back in December 1948, 58 member states voted for a historic document covering political, economic, social and cultural rights. On Wednesday, nearly 62 years later, a widely-expanded 192- member General Assembly adopted another memorable resolution: this time recognising water and sanitation as a basic human right. The resolution proved politically divisive, with 122 countries voting for it and 41 abstaining, but with no negative votes.
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Jul 21 2010
Supplied or written by Webmaster
Wednesday, July 21st 2010
http://rome.wantedineurope.com/news/news.php?id_n=7294


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May 07 2010
Supplied or written by MSP
The Spring MSP Newsletter provides updates on the Municipal Services Project and highlights news from the world of Altnernatives to Privatization.
http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs016/1103122021935/archive/1103365055495.html
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Mar 25 2010
Supplied or written by Webmaster
The Story of Bottled Water tells the story of manufactured demand - how you get people to buy more than half a billion bottles of water every week when they can get it as a public service from a tap. It also makes links between the wasteful practices of consumer society and the real impact on communities around the world, particularly in the global South, when dealing with the accumulated waste and pollution generated by these practices.
Here's the link: http://bit.ly/aP2jWK
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Oct 25 2008
Supplied or written by Webmaster
The European Public Water Network is a pan-European network of water activist groups, networks and movements resisting the water privatisation push in Europe. Watch the video of the launch of the European Public Water Network on the 21st of September 2008 at the European Social Forum in Sweden.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9vTriYA4KjA
For more information, go to http://europeanpublicwaternetwork.blogspot.com/


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Sep 18 2008
Supplied or written by Webmaster
A new pan-European coalition of water campaign groups will be launched during the European Social Forum in the Swedish city Malmö to argue the case against privatisation. Including groups from Italy, Germany, France, Spain and Turkey, the European Network for Public Water will push for major changes in EU policies towards water management.
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Sep 10 2008
Supplied or written by Orsan Senalp
by Orsan Senalp, TNI - Yesterday TUSIAD, the interest organization of the largest Turkish business, launched two reports on the situation of countries' water management and its problems, during the conference 'Sustainable Water Management' it organized. Both the conference and the reports clearly aim to promote private water management, in the aftermath a dry summer when people got already used to consume bottled water.
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Sep 06 2008
Supplied or written by Webmaster
CHENNAI: Later this month, the Indian Institute of Technology-Madras will host an Asia-level colloquium on water, an event that will attract policymakers, water planners, public water managers, water rights groups and activists.

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Aug 26 2008
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Aug 21 2008
Supplied or written by Webmaster
In 2007, the organisers of World Water Week faced heavy criticism and protest actions for allowing Nestle to sponsor the conference and for serving bottled water to the participants. For this year's edition of World Water Week, the organisers have skipped the bottled water, but Nestle again features as the prime sponsor of the event.
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Jul 29 2008
Supplied or written by Vicky Cann
The World Development Movement has learnt that the UK water company Biwater has failed in its bid to claim up to US$20 million in damages from the Tanzanian government following the collapse of a controversial water privatisation contract in 2005.
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Jun 20 2008
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May 06 2008
Supplied or written by Ubuntu Media
Mon 05 May 2008 - A Johannesburg High Court judge has declared prepaid water meters unlawful and unconstitutional, and has described the consultation leading to the adoption of prepaid meters as inadequate and "more of a publicity stunt than a consultation".
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Mar 28 2008
Supplied or written by Global Water Intelligence (March 2008)
Allegations of corruption have brought the role of the private sector in
Turkey's water market into question. The knock-on effects could be
massive.
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Mar 25 2008
Supplied or written by Webmaster
Leaders from more than 125 environmental, public health, water justice, human rights and corporate accountability organizations in 35 countries, are urging United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon to withdraw his support from the CEO Water Mandate.
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Mar 19 2008
Supplied or written by Al-Hassan Adam
 
Mar 18 2008
Supplied or written by Webmaster
On March 18th 2008, the Pavillon de l’eau (Water Pavilion), in Paris, will host the launch of the network known as Aqua Publica Europea, the European association for public water management.
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Aug 13 2007
Supplied or written by Webmaster
This week in Stockholm, it's time for the 17th edition of World Water Week. This annual global water policy conference, originally founded by the local public water utility, has become increasingly industry-dominated and is this year sponsored by Nestlé. Activists, trade unionists and progressive public water managers from Asia, Europe and the Americas attend the event to advocate alternatives to privatisation and commodification of the world's water.
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Aug 10 2007
Supplied or written by Webmaster
The European Commission has over the last years repeatedly been criticized for its use of aid money to promote water privatisation. The World Development (WDM) invites you to write to Development Commissioner Louis Michel and demand that he provides "strong political and financial support for public solutions to the global water crisis, particularly the exchange of best practice between public water providers, by creating a European fund to support 'public-public partnerships' in the global South". To join WDM's cyberaction, go to: http://www.wdm.org.uk/campaigns/water/action/europewater.php
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Jul 08 2007
Supplied or written by Vinay Baindur
Can we put this up on the reclaiming public water web
and work towards getting the Mayors of countries to also think about this
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Jan 31 2007
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Jan 24 2007
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January 24, 2007
Over 250 activists representing organizations and social movements from Africa, and from over 40 African countries, committed to actively support this network during an historic session at the World Social Forum in Nairobi.
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Jan 07 2007
Supplied or written by Webmaster
El encuentro internacional en la promoción de modelos progresistas de agua pública en las zonas rurales (Barcelona, Noviembre 19-21)
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Jan 04 2007
Supplied or written by Webmaster
International gathering for promoting progressive public water models in rural areas (Barcelona, November 19 – 21 2006)

Summary and conclusions from the International seminar on "Public Models of Drinking Water Supply and sanitation in Rural Areas"

The seminar was organized within the Reclaiming Public Water (RPW) network, initiated in November 2005 to promote progressive public water models and other alternatives to water privatisation. This involves connecting in an open and consensus-based network, activists, trade unionists, researchers and public water managers from around the world. So far, the RPW network has focused mainly on urban water delivery; therefore the initiative behind this recent seminar was to generate discussion within the RPW network on public models of drinking water and sanitation in rural areas. Thirty-five participants from Latin America, South and South East Asia, Africa and Europe came together in Barcelona with the aim of identifying the options for reforms and democratisation. Participants identified key issues and challenges and developed plans for joint work.
 
Jun 16 2006
Supplied or written by Olivier Hoedeman and Nami Yamamoto, CEO/TNI Water Justice Project
By Olivier Hoedeman and Nami Yamamoto, CEO/TNI Water Justice Project, May 2006
Observations on the World Water Forum in Mexico City
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May 07 2006
Supplied or written by Webmaster
The activists in defence of water from Latin America, Caribbean and Europe will come together during "Linking Alternatives 2", the alternative summit of social movements parallel to the 4th EU-Latin America/Caribbean Summit in Vienna. There are three sess
 
Apr 03 2006
Supplied or written by Carlos Santos
Two major water-related international events took place in Mexico from
March 14 to 22: the Fourth World Water Forum (WWF4), promoted by big
water corporations and international financial institutions; and the
International Forum in Defense of Water, wh
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Apr 03 2006
Supplied or written by Carlos Santos
En México, entre el 14 y el 22 de marzo, tuvo lugar el IV Foro Mundial del Agua, patrocinado por las grandes corporaciones del sector y las instituciones financieras internacionales; y simultáneamente el Foro Internacional en Defensa del Agua, que nucleó
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Mar 24 2006
Supplied or written by Webmaster
MEXICO CITY, Mar 22 (IPS) - The assertion that access to water is a human right was not included in the ministerial declaration adopted at the Fourth World Water Forum, which ended in Mexico on Wednesday, World Water Day.
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Mar 24 2006
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LONDON, Mar 23 (IPS) - As the only country to have totally privatised water supply, Britain can lay some claim to the triumph of privatisation of water supply. But this is still not the unqualified success privatisation lobbyists can uphold, experts sa
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Mar 23 2006
Supplied or written by Webmaster
Mexico City, 22 March. On UN World Water Day, civil society groups point to the World Water Forum's closing declaration as proof of its incapacity to tackle the world's water crisis.
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Mar 23 2006
Supplied or written by Webmaster
(22 March, Brussels) EPSU today held an action to mark World Water Day in the heart of Europe. A human chain of 1000 people was formed between the offices of AQUAFED (the International Private Water Company Federation) and the European Commission headquar
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Mar 23 2006
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MEXICO CITY, Mar 22 (Tierramérica) - Publicly supplied water costs consumers 50 percent less than water controlled by private firms, and management could be more efficient, say activists and local authorities. With that argument, they are doing everything
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Mar 20 2006
Supplied or written by Satoko Kishimoto
by Evi Mariani, The Jakarta Post, Mexico City

Abimanyu, the president director of Surakarta's public water company, might seem like a soft-spoken man. However, he made a grueling, 36-hour trip to Mexico City with one clear aim in mind: To tell the worl
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Mar 20 2006
Supplied or written by Satoko Kishimoto
La Jornada 'Novedades editoriales'
cimacnoticias 'Fracaso, la participación de empresas privadas en el mundo'
Vanguardia (México) 'Rechazan expertos internacionales privatización del servicio del agua'

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Mar 19 2006
Supplied or written by Satoko Kishimoto
BY JUDITH JOFFE-BLOCK/THE HERALD MEXICO
El Universal March 16, 2006
The merits of public control of water delivery over private sector involvement were emphasized at an all-day symposium Wednesday where participants voiced their concerns regarding th
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Mar 15 2006
Supplied or written by Satoko Kishimoto
“Public Water for All - Symposium on Improving Public Water Delivery”,
Mexico City, Wednesday 15 March
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Mar 15 2006
Supplied or written by Satoko Kishimoto
Mexico City, 15th March, 2006
This symposium (on the eve of the Fourth World Water Forum) aims to bring together public water managers, civil society activists, academics and unionists from around the world to exchange experiences with reforms to improve
 
Mar 13 2006
Supplied or written by Vikram Rajola
BRUSSELS, Mar 13 (IPS) - Civil society groups will challenge water privatisation policies at the World Water Forum later this week.
Several non-governmental organisations (NGOs) are preparing to oppose water privatisation policies which are due to come
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Mar 13 2006
Supplied or written by Webmaster
BRUSELAS, 13 mar (IPS) - Organizaciones internacionales de la sociedad civil se disponen a desafiar ante el Foro Mundial del Agua, que se celebrará la semana próxima en México, los intentos de privatización del servicio.
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May 27 2005
Supplied or written by no
Vitens (the largest water company in the Netherlands) plans to bid for the management contract in Ghana. David Pessey of the Ghana National Coalition Against Privatization of Water (GhanaCAP) visited The Netherlands because GhanaCAP is concerned ab
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Apr 04 2005
Supplied or written by Olivier Hoedeman
Over 70 civil society groups call on the EU to stop imposing water privatisation on developing countries.
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Feb 23 2005
Supplied or written by World Development Movement
This new report exposes the continuing push by donor governments and institutions to privatise water and sanitation in poor countries and calls for a different approach by donors to the global water crisis.
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Feb 02 2005
Supplied or written by Mylaram Narayana Swamy , No : 8, TTD Quarters
I Mylaram N.Swamy am a Social Scientist ,Editor of a News Journal & Author. I am sending a Paper on Rain water Management for discussions. ...... Mylaram Narayana Swamy , No : 8, TTD Quarters Near III Choultry , TIRUPATI - A.P.
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Jan 26 2005
Supplied or written by Olivier Hoedeman
"Reclaiming Public Water" will be launched during seminar in Porto Alegre January 28
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Jan 25 2005
Supplied or written by Balanya, Brennan, Hoedeman, Kishimoto, Terhorst
Written by utility managers, trade unionists and activists from more than twenty countries, "Reclaiming Public Water - Achievements, Struggles and Visions from Around the World" (January 2005) shows that there are alternatives to privati
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Nov 01 2004
Supplied or written by National Commission in Defense of Water and Life
More than 60% of the Uruguayan people supported the Constitutional Reform in Defense of Water, adding water as a human right to the Constitution and setting the basis for its excluisve public, participative and sustainable management.
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Oct 20 2004
Supplied or written by C. Rickman
Troubled Water: Saints, Sinners, Truth and Lies about the Global Water Crisis (www.troubledwater.org) is out now, as one of an activist series of books from Dame Anita Roddick’s publishing imprint, Anita Roddick Publications (www.anitaroddick.com)
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Oct 19 2004
Supplied or written by John Hilary, War on Want
New report from War on Want on privatisation consultants and aid conditionality
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Oct 12 2004
Supplied or written by Transnational Instiute / Corporate Europe Observatory
The time has come to refocus the global water debate to the key questions: how to improve and expand public water delivery around the world? This new TNI/CEO briefing presents an overview of participatory public models from around the world.
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Oct 11 2004
Supplied or written by Transnational Institute/Corporate Europe Observatory
The time has come to refocus the global water debate to the key questions: how to improve and expand public water delivery around the world? This new TNI/CEO briefing presents an overview of participatory public models from around the world.
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Oct 11 2004
Supplied or written by 2nd Alternative World Water Forum
The 2nd Alternative World Water Forum will be held from the 17 to March 20, 2005, in Geneva (Switzerland).
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Sep 28 2004
Supplied or written by Dale T. McKinley Sep 17 , 2004
by Dale T. McKinley. This draft chapter for the forthcoming book on alternatives to water privatisation outlines the overview of impacts of privatisation to people in South Africa. It includes also his vision and principals toward people-centered
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Sep 02 2004
Supplied or written by TNI & CEO
This draft TNI-CEO briefing (prepared for the AEPF conference, Hanoi, September 4-6 2004) takes a closer look at cities around the world where public water supply has been improved through increased popular control and other democratic reforms.
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Jul 05 2004
Supplied or written by CEO / TNI
Report of a workshop held at the World Social Forum in Mumbai, January 2004. Participants collectively gathered ideas about possible alternative means of financing public water utilities. A list is appended at the end of the document.
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Jun 04 2004
Supplied or written by Satoko Kishimoto (TNI)
Read more about the forthcoming book on participatory public water management - let us know if you have suggestions for cities and communities whose experiences should be added to the book.
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