Underreported: El Salvador’s Water Issues
Thursday, August 02, 2007
Across Latin America, governments have been privatizing water resources, usually amid protests and always with mixed results. The argument for it is that private companies will invest in much-needed infrastructure, but the result is often even lower quality water, no major infrastructure improvements, and prices that hurt the poorest citizens. On the first part of this week’s Underreported, Maj Fiil, Director of The Water for All Project at Food & Water Watch, joins us to discuss El Salvador’s plans for the privatization of their water resources.