Whose Water Is It, Anyway?: Taking Water Protection Into Public Hands

September 3, 2019|
Whose Water Is It, Anyway?: Taking Water Protection Into Public Hands by Maude Barlow
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"Maude Barlow is one of our planet''s greatest water defenders." - Naomi Klein, bestselling author of This Changes Everything and The Shock Doctrine

"This book is a blueprint for communities around the world to take back that responsibility and maintain water as a human right."  - David Suzuki

"This is a must-read." - Jane Fonda

A call to action from former Senior Advisor on Water to the U.N., honorary chairperson of the Council of Canadians, chair of Washing-based Food and Water Watch, and councillor with the Hamburg-based World Future Council

The Blue Communities Project is dedicated to three primary things: that access to clean, drinkable water is a basic human right; that municipal and community water will be held in public hands; and that single-use plastic water bottles will not be available in public spaces. With its simple, straightforward approach, the movement has been growing around the world for a decade. Today, Paris, Berlin, Bern, and Montreal are just a few of the cities that have made themselves Blue Communities. In Whose Water Is It, Anyway?, renowned water justice activist Maude Barlow recounts her own education in water issues as she and her fellow grassroots water warriors woke up to the immense pressures facing water in a warming world. Concluding with a step-by-step guide to making your own community blue, Maude Barlow''s latest book is a heartening example of how ordinary people can effect enormous change.

Maude Barlow is the bestselling author of 20 books. She sits on the board of Food & Water Watch, the Global Alliance for the Rights of Nature, and is a councillor with the World Future Council. She served as senior water advisor to the UN General Assembly and was a leader in the campaign to have water recognized as a human right. She i...
Title:Whose Water Is It, Anyway?: Taking Water Protection Into Public Hands
Product dimensions:160 pages, 7 X 4.5 X 0.38 in
Shipping dimensions:160 pages, 7 X 4.5 X 0.38 in
Published:September 3, 2019
Publisher:ECW Press
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781770414303

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