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As federal investment in our water systems has declined precipitously, corporations like Veolia and Suez have marketed water privatization, including in the form of "public-private partnerships," as a solution to cities' water woes. But case after case shows that privatizing public water is risky business for mayors, city governments, and residents.  

By Sharon Lerner and Leana Hosea for The Intercept. THE LEAD CRISES in Flint and Pittsburgh have many unfortunate parallels. Residents ...

In the coming weeks, we'll be organizing around the shareholders’ meetings of corporations like ExxonMobil, and McDonald’s. We need your support to make sure we have the strongest presence possible.

After four years, the people of Flint, MI still don’t have access to safe, affordable water. Gov. Rick Snyder has consistently trivialized Flint residents’ demands. And recently he ended water aid for Flint, just days after his administration granted Nestlé a permit to extract hundreds of millions of gallons of Michigan’s water, practically for free. Tell Gov. Snyder: water for Flint, not for Nestlé’s profit

There's a bill to help privatize water in Massachusetts -- again. You can stop it. Call your state legislators today.

By Winnie Hu for The New York Times. The Ballfields Café in Central Park sells more than 400 bottled waters ...

Water dam over a bridge

Trump’s #InfrastructureScam threatens to undermine our democracy, exacerbate racial and economic inequities, and open the floodgates for privatization of our water systems -- our most essential public resource.

Lauren DeRusha Corporate Accountability at Baltimore water privatization rally.

All the fearless organizing by people challenging Veolia, the world’s largest water privatization corporation, has paid off in a big way: Veolia has been forced to abandon a flagship strategy for pursuing water privatization in U.S. cities.

Water fountain. Credit: Max Pixel

Organize your community and local public officials to challenge Trump's pro-privatization infrastructure agenda. Join the campaign. Photo: Max Pixel    

Veronica Nwanya, an organizer with our longtime ally Environmental Rights Action, leads a women’s march for water justice in Lagos, Nigeria, as part of our joint campaign for a strong, public water system in the city. CREDIT: Environmental Rights Action

Water belongs to us all, and everyone should have access to clean, safe water. Our water campaign challenges transnational corporations like Nestlé and Veolia that are driving and deepening the global water crisis.