Blue Covenant: The Global Water Crisis and the Coming Battle for the Right to Water

Blue Covenant: The Global Water Crisis and the Coming Battle for the Right to Water

by Maude Barlow
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1595584536

ISBN-13: 9781595584533

Pub. Date: 06/01/2009

Publisher: New Press, The

In a book hailed by Publishers Weekly as a “passionate plea for access to water activism,” Blue Covenant addresses an environmental crisis that—together with global warming—poses one of the gravest threats to our survival.

How did the world’s most vital resource become imperiled? And what must we do to pull back from the

Overview

In a book hailed by Publishers Weekly as a “passionate plea for access to water activism,” Blue Covenant addresses an environmental crisis that—together with global warming—poses one of the gravest threats to our survival.

How did the world’s most vital resource become imperiled? And what must we do to pull back from the brink? In “stark and nearly devastating prose” (Booklist), world-renowned activist and bestselling author Maude Barlow—who is featured in the acclaimed documentary Flow—discusses the state of the world’s water. Barlow examines how water companies are reaping vast profits from declining supplies, and how ordinary people from around the world have banded together to reclaim the public’s right to clean water, creating a grassroots global water justice movement. While tracing the history of international battles for the right to water, she documents the life-and-death stakes involved in the fight and lays out the actions that we as global citizens must take to secure a water-just world for all.

As people around the world turn their attention to the effects of climate change, Blue Covenant is a timely and important reminder for us to take heed of the global water crisis’s impact on humans and the natural world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781595584533
Publisher:
New Press, The
Publication date:
06/01/2009
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
724,985
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.27(h) x 0.39(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction xi

Chapter 1 Where Has All the Water Gone? 1

Chapter 2 Setting the Stage for Corporate Control of Water 34

Chapter 3 The Water Hunters Move in 68

Chapter 4 The Water Warriors Fight Back 102

Chapter 5 The Future of Water 142

Sources and Further Reading 177

Index 185

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