Water: Keep water public
IMPACT members’ support for a European water campaign petition could force the European Union to consider proposals to protect water and sanitation services from privatisation. But we need to act fast.
Euro-wide citizen’s petition launched in Ireland amid fears that Irish water services could be privatised
A Europe-wide ‘right to water’ campaign, which aims to attract a million petition signatures including 30,000 from Ireland, was launched at the IMPACT biennial delegate conference in Killarney, County Kerry today (Thursday). The initiative was recently accepted under the EU’s European Citizen Initiative (ECI), a new legal tool introduced as part of the Nice Treaty, which forces European institutions to consider issues that win the necessary public support.