Water Municipalisation Wins UN Award
Seven years ago the City of Paris brought their water supply back into public hands. Now they have received one of the highest international public service awards at a special UN ceremony at The Hangue. The award comes on the back of a wave of substantive research on the failures of privatisation and the benefits of public provision. Just hours before the ceremony, Transnational Institute, PSI and a wide coalition of partners released a new comprehensive publication - Reclaiming Public Services - which includes the Eau de Paris remunicipalisation as a key case study for how local communities can fight to win back public goods.