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Transnational Institute Gets it Wrong on Water Privatization – Part 2

In the run-up to the 2015 World Water Forum, the Transnational Institute, along with four other organizations, released a report titled “Our public water future: The global experience with remunicipalization.” The authors claim their report details the “growing waves of cities and communities worldwide” that are choosing to remunicipalize their water systems. However, the report manipulates […]

Transnational Institute Gets it Wrong on Water Privatization – Part 1

In the run-up to the 2015 World Water Forum, the Transnational Institute, along with four other organizations, released a report titled “Our public water future: The global experience with remunicipalization.” The authors claim their report details the “growing waves of cities and communities worldwide” that are choosing to remunicipalize their water systems. However, the report manipulates […]

What Experts and Leaders Say About Public-Private Partnerships

Given the urgent need for infrastructure investment and the effectiveness of public-private partnerships (P3s or PPPs), it is not surprising that many experts and leaders believe P3s should play a crucial role in building our nation’s 21st century infrastructure. Check out Truth from the Tap’s important take aways below! A RECENT U.S. DEPARTMENT OF TREASURY WHITE […]

Investing in Our Aging Infrastructure

On Monday, Vice President Biden officially kicked off the third annual Infrastructure Week, emphasizing the importance of investing in infrastructure to create water and transportation systems for the 21st century. Having a week specifically dedicated to issues related to our nation’s infrastructure is a way to call attention to the challenges created by aging infrastructure […]

Don’t be Fooled by FWW

This blog, focused on allegations about cost and control, is the fourth in a series examining FWW’s most recent misleading claims. Food & Water Watch claims that private water options take control away from local communities, resulting in “frequent and massive rate increases.” Private water operators cannot and do not increase rates without public input […]

Unraveling Food & Water Watch’s Web of Deceit

This blog, focused on the group’s lack of transparency, is the third in a series examining FWW’s most recent misleading claims. Food & Water Watch recently claimed that its “meager resources” were overshadowed by Truth from the Tap’s “massive resources,” attempting to set up a David versus Goliath scenario. So, let’s take a look at […]

Food & Water Watch: Fiction over Facts

This blog, focusing on their use of flawed case studies, is the second in a series examining FWW’s most recent misleading claims. A recent Food & Water Watch blog once again tries to spin case studies in way that is more fiction than fact, repeatedly telling only part of the story and ignoring independent reports, […]

Food & Water Watch Caught in the Act…Again

This blog is the first in a series examining FWW’s most recent misleading claims and failure to present a complete picture of the private water industry in the United States. Here they go again. Even when trying to debunk our fact-based campaign, Food & Water Watch uses cherry-picked statistics out of context and ignores key […]

Rep. Torres: “Expand public-private partnerships”

Representative Torres (D-CA) made it clear that private water companies need to play a crucial role in helping address the challenges of California’s drought. In an article penned by Torres for Roll Call, she noted that there has to be a way to pay for  water infrastructure needs. California alone, will require $44.5 billion over […]