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2010 The Global Water Crisis: Water as a Human Right or Private Property?

2010 The Global Water Crisis: Water as a Human Right or Private Property? With Maude Barlow

The world is running out of available fresh water and billions are at risk. Already, many conflicts have arisen from this scarcity, paramount among them is the question of whether water should be considered a public trust and a human right or put on the open market for sale like running shoes.
Maude Barlow presented the causes and nature of the crisis and shared her three-point plan toward a water secure world.
She serves as Chairperson of the Council of Canadians, authored The Blue Covenant: The Global Water Crisis and the Coming Battle for the Right to Water, was the 2005 winner of the Right Livelihood Award, and is senior advisor on water to the President of the United Nations General Assembly. She also co-founded the Blue Planet Project which works internationally for the right to water. Maude chairs the board of Washington-based Food & Water Watch and is also an executive member of the San Francisco–based International Forum on Globalization and a Councilor with the Hamburg-based World Future Council

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