Water Privatization in Russia: More Than a Drop in the Ocean

By Luka Oreskovic Without water, humans can only live for a few days. Yet only about 1 percent of the earth’s water is suitable for human consumption. Rising GDP brings increases in demand for food production, including meat, which demands the greatest amount of water. Treating water is therefore a key utility. With over $400 billion in annual turnover, freshwater supply and wastewater treatment account for over… Read More

Water for Life – Privatization & Regulation Reduce Child Mortality in Argentina

The experience of Argentinian municipalities in the 1990’s offer lessons for the benefits of privatizing water local government  supplies.  Some municipalities privatized and others did not, yielding a comparison of results.  Those municipalities that privatized the water delivery systems found a greater reduction in child mortality.  Studies suggest that the combination of privatization and effective… Read More