The Water Business

Corporations versus People

Ann-Christin Sjolande Holland

The Water Business

Ann-Christin Sjolande Holland

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304 pages | 5.4375 x 8.5
Paper $29.95 ISBN: 9781842775653 Published April 2005 For sale in North and South America only
Contents
Acknowledgements
Abbreviations

PART 1: WHEN WATER BECOMES A GLOBAL COMMODITY
1. Mountain Water: A Commodity for Saudi Businessmen
2. England and Wales: Where It All Began
3. Two Global Giants
4. The Water War in Cochabamba
5. Tucum n, Argentina: the watershed?
6. Water and the Poor in Rosario and Buenos Aires
7. The Privatization Flagship is Sinking
8. The story in South Africa

PART 2: PRIVATE ALTERNATIVES: FOR AND AGAINST
9. Companies and their Strategies
10. Public funds, private solutions: the World Bank and the IMF
11. From public to private monopoly: Ghana and Guinea
12. Kenya: the problems of rural water supply
13. The Global Water Club
14. The big players reassess risk
15. The Global Protest Movement
16. Taking responsibility in the developing world
17. Public not private, people not profits
18. GATS and the democratic deficit
19. Monitoring the private water business
20. Public-Public Partnerships
21. Other Voices and Opinions

PART 3: WATER PRIVATISATION IN EUROPE
22. Europe: A Growing Market?
23. Back to England and Wales

PART 4: PEOPLE AND CORPORATIONS
24. Why Care?
25. Private or public water? A Stakeholder Review
26. The Politics of water: is the tide finally turning?

References
Index
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