Defend the right to public water and sanitation services on World Water Day
March 15, 2016 - 4:37pm
To commemorate World Water Day on March 22, we are pleased to announce the launch of "Public Water for All," http://www.blueplanetproject.net/index.php/water-justice-toolkit/
- the first module of a new Water Justice Toolkit aimed at supporting frontline communities in their struggles against the corporate takeover of water.
Thanks to the collective efforts of water justice organizations from around the world, the "Public Water for All" toolkit includes:
A guide to remunicipalization, which draws from extensive research on the successful efforts of communities to reverse privatization.
A backgrounder on public financing to help counter the myths propagated by international financial institutions and other proponents of private financing.
A case study on public-community partnerships in Latin America, which have provided communities with a powerful alternative to privatization.
The tools are copyleft and can be downloaded off the website, reprinted and distributed as needed. We hope they will serve to raise public awareness, as background information for meetings with local government or as discussion tools for community activists.
Spanish and French versions will be available soon. Please stay tuned.
Meera Karunananthan's bloghttp://canadians.org/blog/defend-right-public-water-and-sanitation-services-world-water-day