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Why privatizing Providence water is a bad idea?

Leading up to the recent election, Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza proposed privatizing the water supply to close the city’s budget gap. Privatizing water is an attractive proposal for urban areas facing budget crises, but it has tremendous risks. J. Michael Denney professor of political science at the University of Massachusetts Boston explains why privatizing Providence water is a bad idea.


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Troubled Waters: Misleading industry PR and the case for public water

Emanuele Lobina of the PSI Research Unit (PSIRU) and author of a new report "Troubled Waters", commissioned by Corporate Accountability International, argues private water companies could spell disaster for the city's water system This report discusses the role played by misleading public relations in the attempts of water multinationals Veolia and Suez to expand their market share in the USA.

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