Facts to think about

War over Water

More than a billion people in fifty countries of the world suffer from a lack of water. Three billion  and three hundred thousand people in 127 countries are annually infected with diseases caused by contaminated water. No fewer than six million people die of waterborne diseases in the world...

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Privatisation has reduced mortality

In the 1990s, the government of a South American country decided to privatise water utilities supplying water for 60 per cent of Argentinians. The newly privatised companies, namely a consortium led by the France-based multinational Suez Lyonnaise des Eaux, turned out to be more efficient, invested more in the...

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Wars over water?

The current water investment craze was probably launched in 1995 by the frequently quoted words of Ismail Serageldin, then Vice President of the World Bank, “The wars of this century are fought over oil; the wars of the 21st century will be fought over water.” Inauspicious forecasts soon followed...

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