Springs of Hope: Defending, Reclaiming and Redefining Public Water | Transnational Institute

For the last decade, the water justice movements from around the world have been struggling against the privatization and commercialization of water. But the big challenge for the movements is always to be one step ahead of the privateers.

A clear message from the people’s world water forum is the need to have a clear, long-term vision of the kind of public water management that will replace privatization. There are still much to be done in terms of articulating and implementing progressive models of water management and governance. Learning from the past and thinking of creative ways to achieve the “future we want” are but necessary. A stable institutional, policy, legal framework and political will are needed for such alternatives to develop and flourish. Continue reading…

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