Suez Water Sues Documentary FLOW for Defamation and Loses

You may remember our coverage of the beautiful film about our threatened freshwater resources, FLOW: For Love of Water. In turns out that multinational water giant Suez wasn't so fond of it and tried to sue for defamation. Thankfully, the French courts saw right through their charade.

Here's a statement from on the outcome:

With 1.2 billion people around the world lacking access to safe, clean, affordable water, it is unconscionable that a company as powerful as Suez would choose to use its considerable influence to obscure the facts behind this crisis.

Of course, given the company's checkered performance in water resource management, their reaction to the film is less than surprising. From Bolivia to Indonesia, Suez has left a trail of sewage overflows, contaminated drinking water, decaying infrastructure, political scandals and other examples of botched management in the wake of its attempt to profit off of local water systems around the globe.

AlterNet / By Tara Lohan

Posted at November 19, 2010, 8:20am

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