NGOs Gravely Concerned About Subsidies to Drinking Water Projects (PDF)

May 13, 2005 (Source: ECA Watch) — Over 20 international water-rights groups, in addition to 18 ECA Watch campaign member groups, have signed a recent letter to the OECD, expressing grave concerns about the proposed extension of subsidies under the Arrangement on Export Credits for renewable energy projects to drinking water infrastructure and waste water treatment projects. The promotion of private sector involvement in the water sector is controversial due to a track record that has included raising the price of water in low-income communities and failure to meet contractual commitments to invest in expansion and to reduce water contamination. Learn more about alternative approaches to equitable access to water at Water Justice and Public Citizen's Online Water Rights Library.