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The women’s political movement “Estamos Listas” (We are Ready!) organized a series of talks to critically discuss the role of Public Enterprises of Medellín (EPM) in the urban development of the city, and its responsibility in the provision of basic public services....

In December of last year, the Chicago Mercantile Exchange launched the world’s first water futures market, allowing investors to bet on the future price of water rights in California. This raised global alarms about the financialization of water resources and the threat of Wall Street...

CUW is invited to be part of the workshop “Transformations in Environment and Society” to discuss how utility companies are actively involved in designing, adjusting and politicizing prepaid water systems, and how they prepare consumers to interact with this micro-technology....

Architects and planners are increasingly confronted with new challenges: Fossil energy resources as well as non-renewable materials are on the decline, the effects of climate change and pollution threaten our living conditions and environment and lead to migratory movements and conflicts worldwide....

Under the framework of “Die Amerikas: Forschungskolloquium zu den Amerikas aus kulturwissenschaftlicher Sicht”, CUW is invited to discuss how access to urban water has become a crucial terrain over which the expansion of market-based logic over fundamental human needs are both consolidated and contested....