Wenonah Hauter, Executive Director of Food & Water Watch
Maude Barlow, Chair, The Council of Canadians
We are greatly saddened at the loss of Danielle Mitterrand, a valiant and tireless leader, on the human right to water. As one of the most out-spoken opponents of privatizing water services and commodifying water, she was instrumental in helping to organize the global water justice movement.
Mrs. Mitterrand was never afraid to challenge the French multinational water companies and to promote the cause of publicly controlled water services. She and her organization, France Libertés helped to document the many abuses that these companies perpetrated from France to the developing world.