One of our planet's scarcest natural resources - safe, affordable and accessible water - is under threat from the coal industry. Vast amounts of freshwater are consumed and polluted during coal mining, transport and power generation. This factsheet outlines the major threats to water resources from continued coal expansion.
This report shows how trade and investment strategies, including WTO negotiations, act as economic drivers of water financialisation. Its 12 country case studies expose the way in which many corporations, financial institutions, trade agreements and cooperation strategies are paving the way for water privatisation and financialisation.
The European Commission's ideological push for the privatisation of public services, carried out under the guise of austerity, is equivalent to a 'fire sale', where public services and national assets are being undersold providing profits for a few transnational companies. It is also prompting massive resistance at local and national level.
This primer analyses water grabbing by powerful actors who take control of valuable water resources for their own benefit, depriving local communities whose livelihoods often depend on these resources and ecosystems.
This book describes how reformed public water services can achieve the goal of delivering water for all, and summaries in Arabic, French, Spanish, Italian, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Hindi and Portuguese are available.
A report focusing on water infrastructure and poverty.
How to fight for water justice and get your government to take the UN’s two groundbreaking resolutions and make them work.
This report demonstrates that poor, rural communities with weak governments can better deliver safe, clean, affordable water to their residents by partnering with one another.
Activists from the global water justice movement argue that the real agenda of the United Narions ‘CEO Water Mandate’ is to facilitate greater control over water sources and services by for-profit corporations.
Twelve brief interviews with water activists from Latin America as well as declarations from a historic gathering in Cochabamba, Bolivia, in August 2008.
The first full exposé of the company's activities worldwide, which formed part of War on Want's campaign for companies to be made liable for corporate wrongdoing.
This factsheet outlines the impacts that ‘fracking’ - which is used to extract gas from rock formations - can have on people’s water supplies and health.
A report from the Polaris Institute that outlines how water multinationals play an increasing role in controlling the United Nations' agenda on water issues.
This report from Food and Water Watch suggests that a growing global trend away from privatised water sources accounts for Veolia's declining revenues.
A compilation of 19 new essays on the fight against water privatisation and the experiences of building progressive public alternatives.
La información sobre las luchas por la justicia hídrica y por la defensa del territorio que se presenta en este informe fue construida en un diálogo con las organizaciones sociales y comunidades afro-descendientes en Alta Cauca en Colombia.