Speak Out Against Privatization of Water

Bolivian President Evo Morales is leading the charge for a United Nations declaration to block the sale of public water service to private companies. Sign on in support of this resolution:

"From Cochabamba, Bolivia to Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, to Marseille, France, private water companies have deprived people of their human right to water in the name of profit. We oppose the dominant economic model that prescribes privatization, commercialization and corporatization of public water and sanitation services. We will counter this type of destructive and non-participatory public sector reform, having seen the outcomes for poor people as a result of rigid cost-recovery practices and the use of pre-paid meters."

Sign on to oppose the sale of public water service to private companies!
"As water justice advocates from five continents gathered together in Dakar, Senegal for the World Social Forum, we applaud Bolivian President Evo Morales' proposed United Nations declaration to block the sale of public water service to private companies.

"From Cochabamba, Bolivia to Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, to Marseille, France, private water companies have deprived people of their human right to water in the name of profit. We oppose the dominant economic model that prescribes privatization, commercialization and corporatization of public water and sanitation services. We will counter this type of destructive and non-participatory public sector reform, having seen the outcomes for poor people as a result of rigid cost-recovery practices and the use of pre-paid meters.

"Looking forward to the next World Water Forum in 2012, we will continue to denounce corporations that attempt to dictate community water service, and we will advocate for community-driven solutions that protect water as a human right, a public good and a part of the global commons."

Signed,

ACRA - Associazione di Cooperazione Rurale in Africa e America Latina

ATTAC, France

Blue Planet Project, Canada

CEVI - Centre for International Volunteering, Italia

CICMA -Italian Committee for a World Water Contract

Corporate Europe Observatory

Council of Canadians

David Barkin, Mexico

Durban Green Corridor, South Africa

Enginyeria Sense Fronteresc- Catalunya

Food & Water Watch, USA

Foro Italiano de los Movimiento por el Agua

France Libertes

Housing-Water-Sanitation Associates, Cameroon

Jeunes Volontaires pour l'Environnement, Togo

Kenya Local Government Workers Union

Mesas Tecnicas de Agua, Venezuela

Municipal Services Project, Global

People's Coalition for the Right to Water (KRUHA), Indonesia

Public Services International

Solange Chassot La Liane Saint Louis, Senegal

Transnational Institute, Europe

VAAL Environmental Justice Alliance, South Africa

Water Right Campaign, Turkey

Zanzibar Water Authority, Tanzania
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