Water Municipalisation Wins UN Award

  • 28 June 2017

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.