4.19 Erfahrungen aus der Privatisierung der Wasserwirtschaft am Beispiel England und Bolivien mit Anmerkungen über andere Länder (Frank Kürschner-Pelkmann, Klaus Lanz & José Lozán)
4.19 Experience with the privatisation of water sectors in England and Bolivia with remarks about other countries (Frank Kürschner-Pelkmann, Klaus Lanz & José Lozán)
Experience with the privatisation of water sectors in England and Bolivia with remarks about other countries: Advocates of a privatisation of the water supply claim that it will result in a higher efficiency and lead to a solution of the dramatic water and sanitary situation in poor countries of the world. The outcome of privatisation in several countries so far provides no evidence that private companies can operate water supply and sanitary systems more efficiently and cheaper than public, municipal operators, or that they can make a major contribution to solving the water problems of the poor people of the world. Here the effects of the privatisation of water supply in England and Wales as well as in Cochabamba (Bolivia) are analysed and an overview of the privatisation debate in several other countries is given.