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News Spain: Municipality, Political parties, Civil Society organisations and Trade Unions sign agreement for a public water management

Wednesday 7 May the signing ceremony took place in a crowded city hall in Zaragoza. The agreement consists in eight point for a public and participatory water management in Zaragoza and its surroundings.

The declaration starts with the statement that “water is a public good. Rivers, aquifers, lakes and swamps must remain under public control as they are part of our natural heritage. Water supply and sanitation services are human rights and must be available and accessible for all. For this reason these services must NOT be governed according to ‘market logics’, but instead be governed in a public and participatory manner: without profit-making aims but as a service of general interest”.

We congratulate all that have worked to achieve this agreement and we hope that this good example will be followed in many cities and regions in Europe!

Read the report and declaration in Spanish

Contact information n/a
News type Inbrief
File link http://mareaazuldearagon.blogspot.com.es/
Source of information http://brecht.tttp.eu/a/10433
Keyword(s) public water management, right to water
Subject(s) DRINKING WATER , DRINKING WATER AND SANITATION : COMMON PROCESSES OF PURIFICATION AND TREATMENT , POLICY-WATER POLICY AND WATER MANAGEMENT , RIGHT
Relation http://www.semide.org/topics/WaterRight
Geographical coverage Spain
News date 15/05/2014
Working language(s) ENGLISH
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