Food and Water Watch

Posted on 30th December 2010 by Dharmaja in Rivers of the world

Here is a link to the Food and Water Watch website. Please click here to view their stance on privatization of water.

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  1. Food and Water watch is a great site ; Here’s a little piece of their wisdom:
    Private Vs. Public
    About Water Privatization
    FEATURED REPORTS
    Money Down the Drain: How Private Control of Water Wastes Public Resources

    Dried Up, Sold Out: How the World Bank‚ Push for Private Water Harms the Poor
    Faulty Pipes: Why Public Funding, Not Privatization, Is the Answer for U.S. Water Systems

    With two-thirds of the world‚ population expected to run short of fresh drinking water by 2025, water is being referred to as “the oil of the 21st century.”
    Around the world, multinational corporations are parlaying the misery of our water-starved regions into profits for their stockholders and executives.
    In the United States, water privatizers are targeting local governments that have daunting fiscal challenges or lack the wherewithal to make the improvements necessary to meet increasingly stringent federal water quality standards.
    Private companies try to persuade these cash-strapped cities and towns to relinquish control over their valuable public water and sewer systems. But consumers should be wary of these proposals. Many communities that experimented with privatization have found that it does not solve their water woes. In fact, private water companies often provide worse service at a higher cost than many municipal utilities.

    Comment by admin — December 31, 2010 @ 6:40 pm

  2. This is a very good summation of the problem

    Comment by Dharmaja — January 3, 2011 @ 6:27 pm

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