German Public Water Operators highlight risks of water services privatisation in the ongoing trade negotiations

The German Association of Public Water Operators (AöW) highlights the risks that the ongoing EU trade negotiations (TTIP, TISA, CETA) could entail as regards the freedom of national and local authorities to decide how water services are provided.
AöW warns that these trade agreements, if adopted, could lead to a privatisation “from back door”, that no jurisdictional or political authority could oppose.

Download here AöW position paper