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Revisiting Privatization, Foreign Investment, International Arbitration, and Water

  • Author: UN, ECLAC
  • Publication date: February 2008
  • Page count: 84
  • Language(s) in this book: English
  • Sales number: 07.II.G.151

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A subject relevant to the governance of water resources and public services is the effect that international trade and investment agreements may have on national capacities to manage natural resources and to regulate public services. The region has yet to assess the consequences that international investment agreements may have on the economic, social and environmental sustainability and efficiency of natural resources utilization and provision of public services. The report discusses the urgent need to begin a process of systemizing principles the duties of those investing in water-related activities, especially public services.