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Pope Francis is Correct: Water is a Universal Human Right

In laying out his vision on climate change, Pope Francis said something we very much agree with: access to safe drinkable water is a basic and universal human right, since it is essential to human survival and, as such, is a condition for the exercise of other human rights. For this very reason communities across […]

California Water Infrastructure From NAWC’s Michael Deane

In an op-ed today in California’s Press-Enterprise, President Michael Deane from the National Association of Water Companies discusses the California water drought and the urgent need to update the state’s aging water infrastructure. He applauds those who support proposals to leverage private sector capital to meet these funding challenges, including the California Chamber of Commerce and […]

Transnational Institute Gets it Wrong on Water Privatization – Part 5

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 4

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 3

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 […]

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 […]