Water for sale

The Council for Canadians has published a report, Water for Sale with an accompanying infographic How Trade Agreements Threaten Water, detailing outcomes of ISDS corporate court decisions and explaining how countries can become locked in to irreversible commercialisation of their water supply.  The report calls for “a binding treaty on transnational corporations and human rights”, arguing that conditions currently favourable to such a move. It concludes:

There has never been a better time to reign in the power of transnational capital and transnational corporations and recognize the sacred democratic authority of people, communities and their governments to protect water and human rights.

Report and infographic can both be downloaded here.  There is no charge for these items and the report is published under a creative commons BY-NC-SA license.

header image: By Roger McLassus – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=526228

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