Earth & Conservation

Water Wars 2: Privatization

Privatization advocates claim private-public partnerships are the most cost-efficient, reliable way to get water to the world's poor -- but critics tell a very different story.

Across the globe nonprofit organizations, international institutions and governments are struggling to supply humanity with clean water. In some cases these groups have turned to private corporations for help. Privatization advocates claim private-public partnerships are the most cost-efficient, reliable way to get water to the world's poor -- but critics tell a very different story.