Voice Your Opposition to the Commodification of Water
October 3, 2008
Food & Water Watch Executive Director Wenonah Hauter commented, “The U.S. government and its corporate allies clearly believe that water is a new profit center.”
This is your chance to get in on the debate. Vote against the privatization and commodification of water by participating in an online, “Cambridge style” debate hosted by The Economist magazine.
The debate proposition is: “Water, as a scarce resource, should be priced according to its market value.”
We know that water is a vital resource, critical for all of us. The provision of such an essential public good cannot be left in the hands of corporations, who will raise prices in the search for greater profit. Tell the moderator that allowing the market to determine the price of water will severely impact the world’s poorest people, subjugate environmental conservation, and trade public control for private profit.
For more information about the water debate, read the Private vs. Public report and others on our website.
The Water Team
Food & Water Watch