Water Commons, Water Citizenship and Water Security Case Studies

, by Our Water Commons

Revolutionizing Water Management and Governance for Rio + 20 and Beyond

In Cebu City, the Philippines, public sector workers like Zosimo Salcedo at the Metro Cebu Water District (MCWD) opposed Asian Development Bank financing that would purportedly increase the burgeoning city’s water supply. The financing sounded like a water workers dream – more infrastructure funds spells more jobs. So why was Zosimo Salcedo opposing the funds?

We offer these case studies to dash pessimism that we can’t successfully govern and manage our water commons; that privatization is inevitable; and that humans can’t ensure ecosystems have their necessary share of water.

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