At the recent World Water Forum in Istanbul, it was good to hear some new topics being discussed such as the energy-water linkage, the need for water-related data and the impact of the financial crisis on the water sector.
But one set of debates that never seem to go away are the ‘Is water a human right?’ debate which leads to the ‘Shouldn’t water be free?’ debate which opens the floodgates for “Should water be managed by the public or private sector?” debate. Continue reading
At a major roadshow last November, Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Water and Electricity (MOWE) declared it had completed the process of reforming the water sector in the Kingdom. Continue reading