Jakarta Water Privatization Today: Dried Water Tap or Change

March 2012  By Irfan Zamzami, Amrta Institute for Water Literacy

This paper was prepared and presented at the Alternative World Water Forum (FAME) in Marseilles, France.

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Public is really demanding for a fair and transparent renegotiation, if it is not happening more protests should be expected. With the protests, rallies and petition, the message from public has been clear: the water service in Jakarta should be re-municipalized, it is to save the water utility from financial ruin and the water service from a profit-oriented private sector. This is a global trend and needs international solidarity to prevent citizens of the world from a privatized and inaccessible water service.