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Japan Enacts a Revised Water Supply Act to all for-profit PPPs

Despite the mounting evidence of the problems of public-private partnerships (PPPs), private concessions, or other forms of turning public water utilities into profit machines for private corporations, the pro-market national government of Japan snuck in a legislative provision to do just that. PSI supports Jichiro, Zensuido and allies opposing water privatisation bill in Japan.

Victory for anti-privatization activists

In a victory for anti-privatization activists, the National Water Commission (Conagua) has postponed the entry into force for six months of the new Conagua Digital system. Several social organizations have denounced Conagua for its plan to “open national waters to massive privatization through the automatic and unconditional granting of concessions” over the internet until they are exhausted.

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Spotlight on Sustainable Development 2018

"The world is off-track in terms of achieving sustainable development and fundamental policy changes are necessary to unleash the transformative potential of the SDGs.” This is the main message of the Spotlight Report 2018, the most comprehensive independent assessment of the implementation of the 2030 Agenda. The report was launched on 9 July, the opening day of the High Level Political Forum at the United Nations in New York by a global coalition of civil society organizations and trade unions.

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Water Renationalisation in Cameroon 2018

This briefing was commissioned by Public Services International (PSI) to provide an overview of the re-nationalisation of water supply in Cameroon, which comes into force in May 2018. The briefing covers the following issues. • The history of water privatisation in Cameroon • Workers’ response to privatisation • Public and private performance in terms of expanding access to drinking water • The process of renationalisation • Large privatised construction projects

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Water Justice Toolkit "Public Water for All". Part 3: Public Financing. Ensuring just and sustainable water infrastructure.

The water justice toolkit is the joint effort of organizations and grassroots groups from around the world, that are loosely connected through the global water justice movemen. This document challenges the myths surrounding private financing and outlines some key considerations for community activists and decision makers seeking to promote or protect fair public financing models for water and sanita - tion services. While this document provides an overview of strategies for public financing that are working for local governments around the world, it is clear there is much work to be done globally in order to establish equitable tax regimes to allow for independent self-sustaining public financing models.

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