A Political Ecology of Water Privatization

Karen J. Bakker

Abstract


Private-sector participation in the financing, construction and management of water supply infrastructure has increased significantly over the past decade. In GECD countries, this trend has been particularly evident in the United States, England and Wales. In Canada, several municipalities-including Goderich, Halifax, Hamilton-Wentworth, and Moncton-have initiated a variety of projects (such as management contracts or outsourcing of water treatment plants) with the private sector.

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Studies in Political Economy:
Online ISSN 1918-7033
Print ISSN 0707-8552