Is DIGDEEP against water privatization?
Defending the human right to water does not mean promoting one model of service or access. Privatization and market forces have proven crucial in providing water access to the global population. It’s unlikely, however, that market incentives will extend access to everyone on their own. (This hasn’t proven possible, even in the US). Yet this is what the human right to water requires.
Countries must ensure access to water for all their citizens – even those too poor to pay for it. They’re also required to ensure adequate oversight and regulation through effective monitoring and complaint mechanisms. States bear the ultimate responsibility for human rights violations caused by the actions of any actor – public or private.
Learn more about DIGDEEP’s work to defend water access for the world’s poorest on the What We Do page>