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up to the last drop: the secret water war in europe | europe

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up to the last drop: the secret water war in europe | europe

filmmaker: yorgos avgeropoulosin 2010, water was officially recognised as a universal human right by the united nations. however, the european union has yet to do the same.the management of water has long been in the hands of private companies, but resistance to this profit-driven model has increased in europe since 2000. activists against water privatisation in greece, portugal and ireland say that the eu applies pressure to privatise water services using the economic crisis as a pretext for the creation of a water market in europe.in many cases, the decision to close the book on water privatisation is the response to the failure of private operators to put the needs of communities before profit.there have been 235 recorded cases of water remunicipalisation in 37 countries from 2000 to 2015, affecting over 100 million people."ninety-four cases of these come from france. and i think that this is quite important as a trend, especially since france is the country that has invented water privatisation as we know it today. the country that knows water privatisation best," explains emanuele lobina, principal lecturer in public services international research unit (psiru) at the university of greenwich.eu citizens know how they want their water services to be managed. the problem lies with the eu, which places pressure using the economic crisis as a pretext for the creation of a water market in europe.maria kanellopoulou, spokesperson, save greek water in 2010, the city of paris...