“the move to commodify depleting global water supplies is wrong-ethically, environmentally, and socially. They think privatization of water resources allows allocation decisions to be made by corporations that desire to maximize profits and ignores the environmental and social consequences of water allocation policies. These companies, focused only on the bottom line, are unlikely to invest in new technology or water conservation. To Barlow and Clarke, privatization interferes with citizens’ ability to allocate and manage their own water, concentrates power in the hands of monopolist corporations, and makes it difficult for local governments to reclaim control over the water system.” (Luoma, 2005)
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