The global experience with remunicipalisation (April 2015)
Here to stay: Water remunicipalisation as a global trend (November 2014)
The remunicipalisation tracker mirrors the format typically used by private water-industry publications for listing upcoming privatisation and public-private partnership (PPP) contracts that provide possibilities for commercial expansion.
Our purpose, however, is very different: to showcase cities, regions and countries that have rolled back privatisation and embarked on securing public water for all that need it. Through this tracker, the Water Justice Project aims to increase the visibility of the remunicipalisation trend by bringing together diverse, lesser known yet always inspiring experiences. Rather than providing a comprehensive overview of the often complex processes that involve a wide range of actors, the tracker focuses on understanding why and how the remunicipalisation process took place as well as the the obstacles that were encountered and the results that were achieved. In many cases, more detailed information is available through links.
To provide a more realistic overview of the water remunicipalisation trend, the tracker includes not only processes in which privatisation was rolled back and substituted by public sector provision, but also relevant campaigns that are currently advocating the remunicipalisation of water services.
The tracker was also conceived as a participatory initiative, in which existing cases can be updated and new experiences added to bring further awareness to the water remunicipalisation wave. It is our hope that this tracker will provide inspiration to politicians, unions, consumers, ecologist associations, activists, public water officials and many others in the struggle for fair, democratic and sustainable models of providing water for all. We encourage you to get involved!