Public water management is an alternative to privatization argues this publication of Corporate Europe Observatory and Transnational Institute. The study examines a number of cases of European cities and towns were water services are run by public companies. A set of criteria are established to determine what can be called progressive public water management in Europe. They find their origin in the fundamental beliefs that water is a common good, that access to water is an inalienable human right, and that water cannot be privatised or commercialised. Water management must be public and community-based. These principles are shared by water movements all over the planet. They are also endorsed by EPSU has endorsed.
Thursday, January 1, 2009