The Importance Of Water Privatization In Mexico

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Another example of misapplication of the market regulated principle is the massive privatization of water by companies is the waters provided in Mexico. The water costs more than Coca-Cola. Dasani which is a water bottle is sold for 46 cents and Coca-Cola is sold for 26 cents. This situation occurred because Vicente Fox who is the former President of Mexico used to be the general manager of Coca-Cola in Latin America, so Coca-Cola received one of the largest amount of water in Latin America when Fox was in office. This quote explains well the severe problem of Mexico. that Coca-Cola is deciding if the citizens can get their basic needs. This is exorbitant that a private company rules over the people whether how much of water is provided …show more content…
The advocacy of NGOs are providing infrastructure to continue and activate the community. Those things include providing a foundation for the people and Mr. Tsukamura Yasufumi (2014), a Senior Programme Manager in Myanmar, emphasizes the importance of building staff and community, which involve locals to have sustainable developing. From his experience, in terms of staff, they recruited technical experts so even if NGO members leave after 3 years, the local people and the experts can work together to get supply water by themselves. During the projects, they gave workshops and exchanged experiences from different villages to learn from each other and he emphasized the importance of self-learning which was a cycle of planning, doing, and evaluating. Therefore, the NGOs is working for and with the poor or less fortunate people to lay a format for them to work their way to a sustainable conditions. This is the right role, while getting involved in water politics is the wrong role, since they are neither private company nor government. The NGOs have pressured the companies by pointing out the externalities of the business. Therefore, the NGOs are shifting to being part of the decision making. However, the main role of NGOs is helping the poor, and not decision making. As the government makes the framework to control the companies, the companies can be less greedy and cause less negativity …show more content…
From the perspective of Sustainable development, market environmentalism utilized the power of the government which is to provide basic needs to make a framework that sues companies that harm anyone or the environment. However, the companies need the sources so the property rights will divide and give the limits to how much and how the resources are managed from preventing harm to other areas or sources that the companies that they are allowed to work with. The framework will give a system that restricts and prohibits privatizing water to prevent the problem of privatization of waters between countries. This will stop the overuse of water, which eventually leads to deforestation in the aspect of environmentalism. In the economic aspect, the water would be provided to not only the wealthy people but people who need them. The children die everyday and drink cola, since Coca-Cola received water from Dasani. However, NGOs should not be involved. The World Bank Vice President Ismail Serageldin stated, By privatization of water, we leave sources to damage sustainable development. As the Human Development Index founder Mahbub ul Haq stated, However, privatization of water inhibits sustainable development and market environmentalism is the way to save our

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