Our video looks at the challenges and benefits of reclaiming public water in Buenos Aires and Paris. © Dent de Cuir 2013
Water remunicipalisation works!

After the failures of privatization, municipalities worldwide are taking back public control of their water systems and democratizing services

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Our research explores public health system alternatives for more equitable outcomes. © Dent de Cuir 2013
From private coverage to public care
– rather than the private sellout of health systems – - See more at: http://municipalservicesproject.org/public-finance#sthash.U2RUfxkG.dpuf
The universal health coverage agenda opens the door for privatization of public health systems in the global South. Re-imagining public health care is the way forward.


Our most recent animation video asks: Are public services still public?

© Dent de Cuir 2015

Questioning corporatization

The creation of arm's-length public utilities has become a worldwide trend. Is this a positive development in the struggle for equitable services? Or a slippery slope toward privatization?

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What's New

April 28, 2015
PSIRU Workshop. Water re-municipalisation as a new form of public service delivery. This event will take place on the University of Greenwich Campus, UK.
April 17, 2015
Op-ed on WWF7. Satoko Kishimoto highlights findings from new remunicipalisation report, showing why the World Water Forum convened in Daegu (April 12-17) should change direction.
March 19, 2015
MSP featured in iAm Magazine. Our video on universal health coverage in India was selected by the Ontario Council for International Cooperation in a contest organized for this special edition on global health.

Latest Blog Post

April 8, 2015
Right to water in El Salvador: Time is running out. Yanira Cortez, the Deputy Attorney for the office of the Human Rights Ombudsperson, describes the water crisis in El Salvador as “a ticking bomb.” In a recent report, environmental and social justice activists describe how they are in a race against time to push for legal reforms that can help to preserve what are left of El Salvador’s dwindling freshwater supplies.
February 5, 2015
What is corporatization? The ‘new’ look of water and power utilities. Corporatization is one of the most popular forms of the renewed interest in government ownership of utilities. Corporatized agencies are fully owned and operated by the state but have separate legal and financial status. Water and electricity utilities are common examples, but the practice extends to a much wider range of goods and services. Is this covert privatization or can this trend serve progressive goals?
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