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Hands off our water!

A range of European and Majority World activist organizations used World Water Day (22 March) to register their resistance to the European Commission’s continuing efforts to include water as part of free trade talks with governments of the Global South. They point out that ‘experiences in Bolivia, Guyana and Tanzania and elsewhere demonstrate that privately operated water services do not bring the necessary investment or efficiency gains to deliver affordable water to the urban poor’. They demand an end to private profiteering in water and the necessary public investment to provide for this basic need.

  • www.worldwaterday.eu