Ecumenical Water Network

The EWN is a network of churches and Christian organizations promoting people's access to water around the world

Follow up on referendum to stop the privatization of Thessaloniki’s water

Follow up on referendum to stop the privatization of Thessaloniki’s water

The Greek government was planning to privatize the department of water and sanitation in Thessaloniki. The general public including the local church opposed this measure and forced the government to hold a local referendum on the proposal. The referendum took place on 18 May. The EWN interviewed Christine Mignonne, a young theologian from Thessaloniki, who had participated in the referendum process.

Equitable distribution of water is a key issue in West Bank and Gaza

Equitable distribution of water is a key issue in West Bank and Gaza

“The Palestinian people thirst for water justice.” So claims a recently issued statement by a fact-finding group that this month visited Jerusalem, the West Bank, and Gaza to better understand the critical issues of water and sanitation in Palestine.

Referendum on 18 May to stop the privatization of Thessaloniki's water

Referendum on 18 May to stop the privatization of Thessaloniki's water

In an unfortunate move, the Greek government is planning to privatize the department of water and sanitation in Thessaloniki, Greece, proposing to sell the public utility to a French corporation called Suez Environment.