Contracts in Water and Sanitation—Gaza's Experience"by Jamal
Saghir, Elisabeth Sherwood, and Andrew Macoun April, 1999 issue
of Public Policy for the Private Sector.
1996 a management contract was awarded to help the local government
service providers and the Palestinian Water Authority improve
water service. Since the contract became active, water quality
has improved, water losses have fallen, and consumption and
revenues have increased. Despite the improved performance, the
management contract has illustrated some of the limitations
of this approach to private participation in water supply.
Poor Consumers in South Asian Cities " - by Brocklehurst,
Clarissa and Barbara Evans, 2001 from Water & Sanitation Program.
In this paper the authors
report on the water services situation in South Asian cities.
They are of the opinion that 'the reality is that the private
sector has shown interest in in serving the poor, is willing
to learn and innovate, and promises greater efficiency which
can benefit all consumers. Concerns regarding service to the
poor can be addressed by the skillful design of private sector
Sector Participation in the Water and Sanitation Sector, "
resource paper by Richard Franceys, Loughborough University, July
paper provides a clear exposition of some of the problems of
providing effective, equitable and efficient water and sanitation
services in developing countries, presents the case for PPP,
and considers some PPP options. It advocates the need for donor
agencies to support a multitude of small-scale PPP interventions,
as opposed to supporting the relatively few major international
concessions, to ensure adequate service provision to lower-income
to Public: International lessons of water remunicipalisation in
Grenoble, France" by David Hall and Emanuele Lobina at the Public
services International Research Unit (PSIRU), August 2001.
In this report the handing
over of the Grenoble water and sanitation services to a PPP company
is chronicled. The report looks at events such as bribes paid
by the private water companies to local politicians and excessive
profiteering by the companies. It concludes that the remunicipalisation
of the water services of the city is a step toward improving the
services offered to consumers and should be considered asan option
in other parts of the world.
Folly of Water Privatization in South Africa" by By Roger
Ronnie SAMWU General Secretary. Published in the "Sowetan" Newspaper
15th August 2001 .
Roger Ronnie argues that
water and sanitation PPP joint ventures do not empower or serve
the workers and the poor of the country. Instead only the large
multinational water companies benefit. He also cites a couple
of case examples from other parts of Africa where the privatisation
of water did not improve the level of service for the population.
Moves to Control Water Resources & Fish Farming in India & the Third
World " By Vandana
Shiva, June 1999
the past few years, Monsanto, a chemical firm, has positioned
itself as an agricultural company through control over seed -
the first link in the food chain. Monsanto now wants to control
water, the very basis of life. Vandana Shiva is of the opinion
that 'water is a commons and must be managed as a commons'.