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Water privatization is used here as a shorthand for private sector participation in the provision of water services and sanitation. Private sector participation in water supply and sanitation is controversial. Proponents of private sector participation argue that it has led to improvements in the efficiency and service quality of utilities. It is argued that it has increased investment and has contributed to expanded access. They cite Manila, Guayaquil in Ecuador, Bucharest, several cities in Colombia and Morocco, as well as Côte d'Ivoire and Senegal as success stories. Critics however, contend that private sector participation led to tariff increases and has turned a public good into a private good. Many believe that the privatization of water is incompatible with ensuring the internation

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  • Water privatization
  • Private Wasserversorgung
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  • Die Debatte über eine private Wasserversorgung handelt von den politischen und wirtschaftlichen Bestrebungen, die Wasserversorgung privatwirtschaftlich zu organisieren und nicht als staatliche oder kommunale Einrichtungen (weiter) zu führen. Dabei besteht z. B. die Möglichkeit, die Wasserversorgungs-Infrastruktur wie Brunnen, Wasserspeicher und Leitungssysteme in privates Eigentum zu überführen (wie z. B. in Großbritannien) oder lediglich die Verwaltung der Wasserversorgung meist über zeitlich beschränkte Betriebs-Konzessionen privatwirtschaftlich zu organisieren (wie z. B. in Frankreich).
  • Water privatization is used here as a shorthand for private sector participation in the provision of water services and sanitation. Private sector participation in water supply and sanitation is controversial. Proponents of private sector participation argue that it has led to improvements in the efficiency and service quality of utilities. It is argued that it has increased investment and has contributed to expanded access. They cite Manila, Guayaquil in Ecuador, Bucharest, several cities in Colombia and Morocco, as well as Côte d'Ivoire and Senegal as success stories. Critics however, contend that private sector participation led to tariff increases and has turned a public good into a private good. Many believe that the privatization of water is incompatible with ensuring the internation
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