Posts tagged water

What is it about water?

Well, here I am again. Spent the last few weeks driving around Crete, looking at different areas to live in. The search ended abruptly, though, when I saw this: That’s the view from the balcony of what is now my apartment. I’ve been staring at it more or less continuously for the last few days. It changes all the time, as the sun moves across the sky, as the wind changes direction, and as boats go to and fro. The interesting thing is that we saw some other wonderful places… Read More

Suing the poor

As if botching a water project in one of the world’s poorest countries weren’t bad enough, UK company Biwater is now taking the Tanzanian government to court for cancelling its contract. Here are a few things that make me want to hand in my British passport right now: 1. Water privatisation was imposed on Tanzania as a condition of debt relief.2. Biwater has opposed the tribunal taking place “on African soil.”3. Before the original contract was signed, the British government gave British consultancy Adam Smith International £273,000 of UK taxpayers’… Read More