We wage strategic campaigns that compel transnational corporations and the governments that do their bidding to stop destroying our health, human rights, democracy, and the planet.Learn more
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 is a basic human right. It belongs to all of us, and we should all be guaranteed the water we need to survive and live healthy lives. But increasingly, corporations are seeking to control and profit from water at the expense of people’s lives and well-being. This is especially true for communities of color and low-income communities, because corporate control of water feeds on the intertwined histories of structural racism and income inequality. Here in the U.S., communities of color and low-income communities are disproportionately impacted by water shutoffs, unaffordable rates, and contaminated water. Our water campaign prevents water privatization, protects democratic control of water systems, and advances public solutions to make safe, clean water accessible to all.Learn more about our water campaign.
Learn how the bottled water industry exploits the water crisis to cast doubt on the tap while producing mountains of plastic waste, all to rake in more cash.
We partnered with the Story of Stuff Project, along with Environmental Working Group, Food & Water Watch, Pacific Institute, and Polaris Institute to release The Story of Bottled Water.
The private water industry uses euphemisms like "public-private partnerships" to obscure the truth about its water privatization schemes. Read about the many examples of the private water industry's political interference and misleading marketing, and the growing trend of cities taking back public control of their water systems.