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Documentary 'Water Makes Money': Irresistible Expansion of World's 2 Water Giants to World Hegemony Over Privatised Water Supply

Business  (tags: World's Biggest Water Giants, Veolia-Suez, Managing Water Supply, corporate power, govt, revolving door, Gate money, consumer rip-off, public interest, fluoride, maintenance cost, Resistance, France, Germany, documentary:, 'Water Makes Money' )

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We all answer NO to that C2 ? 'Should water be privatized?', yet it's already happened. Whenever a town council in financial fetters seeks relief from H2O burden, multinationals Veolia & Suez -active in 69 countries- come knocking, but resistance growing!


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LucyKaleido ScopeEyes (82)
Saturday March 26, 2011, 6:31 pm
This is the documentary that our great Franco-German TV station ARTE showed on World Water Day.
It can still be viewed on the Arte web site, for the next week, but it's in French or German...

Otherwise, the filmmakers have a site that is in English and I've posted the Topics section, 'The Irresistible Expansion of the World's Water Giants?' that deals in detail with all the subjects dealt with in the film.

The site also provides a view of the trailer.

Monica D (580)
Saturday March 26, 2011, 7:42 pm
I think that water should not be privatised.

Past Member (0)
Saturday March 26, 2011, 11:04 pm
Great story, thank you, Jill. Water will probably cause more wars than oil, unless we do something now to stop this.

Kip Mapes (28)
Monday March 28, 2011, 3:12 am
And you think you can not live without oil:-) Sure do Love my northern Michigan but even our ground water is under attack from fracking for natural gas.Our great lakes are being invaded with new and more invasive species every year.Not looking good for old Mother nature, do what ever we can to take care of her please.

Ervin Lemark (54)
Monday March 28, 2011, 3:46 am
Please, take a look at this site: It is about Darfur an oil and WATER. Our future as a species depends on water! Mother Nature will survive - in a very long term - with OR without us.

Rebecca G (7)
Monday March 28, 2011, 4:14 am
THANK YOU FOR THIS - talk about a CAUSE FOR WAR - this would DEFINITELY BE IT...........

Rani Lyons (41)
Monday March 28, 2011, 4:36 am
a friend who worked in futures exchange told me back in 98 that it was water supplies and possession that wars were being fought over, not oil. I have mentioned that to people over the years and they look at me like i'm crazy. Not so crazy now huh? I wish people would open their eyes to the real and true issues facing us and take action.

KS Goh (0)
Monday March 28, 2011, 5:20 am
Thanks for the article.

LucyKaleido ScopeEyes (82)
Monday March 28, 2011, 6:17 am
Rebecca & everyone talking about water wars- this documentary shows how city governments allow the water giants to come in & take control of public water systems, raising prices & failing to invest to ensure proper maintenance. They all advocate putting fluoride in the water supply, despite the health risks, because this is the one sure-fire was of keeping bacteria down, when proper maintenance is not carried out.

... and so the question here is not the 'bigger' picture of an eventual war over water, but the fact that city governments are in collusion with Veolia or Suez, and the consumer is paying through the nose! They don't realize that if the water system was not in private hands, it would be cheaper.

Europeans are not out fighting a war over this - or EVEN demonstrating; most people just pay the bills. There is a sad lack of activism and mobilization over these questions. But it is worthwhile to see how certain mayors & city councils have organized to take back control of the water system. Paris is one of them!

Take a look at the trailer - I provided the link up there - the trailer is in English!

Angelika R (143)
Friday April 1, 2011, 1:20 pm
Thanks for yet another great story post on a most important matter. I got news for you, BERLIN is another one of them! Just in late 2010 we even had a public voting whether or not our water system (Wasserwerke Berlin) should go back into the city's hand management or remain privatized as it has been for several years. Guess what the result was! We are expecting reduced fees soon.
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