Blue Future: Protecting Water for People and the Planet Forever

Blue Future: Protecting Water for People and the Planet Forever

by Maude Barlow


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781595589477
Publisher: New Press, The
Publication date: 01/07/2014
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 1,217,106
Product dimensions: 10.00(w) x 7.10(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

A recipient of Sweden’s Right Livelihood Award and a Lannan­ Cultural Freedom Fellowship, Maude Barlow is head of the Council of Canadians and founder of the Blue Planet Project. The author of sixteen books, including Blue Gold and Blue Covenant (both available from The New Press), she is on the boards of Food & Water Watch and the International Forum on Globalization. She lives in Ottawa.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Principle 1 Water is a Human Right

1 The Case for the Right to Water 9

2 The Fight for the Right to Water 20

3 Implementing the Right to Water 33

4 Paying for Water for All 50

Principle 2 Water is a Common Heritage

5 Water-Commons or Commodity? 67

6 Targeting Public Water Services 88

7 The Loss of the Water Commons Devastates Communities 102

8 Reclaiming the Water Commons 118

Principle 3 Water has Rights Too

9 The Trouble with "Modern Water" 137

10 Corporate Control of Farming Is Extinguishing Water 155

11 Energy Demands Place an Unsustainable Burden on Water 172

12 Putting Water at the Centre of Our Lives 189

Principle 4 Water Can Teach Us How to Live Together

13 Confronting the Tyranny of the One Percent 209

14 Creating a Just Economy 227

15 Protecting Land, Protecting Water 246

16 A Road Map to Conflict or to Peace? 269

Notes 289

Further Reading 312

Acknowledgements 314

Index 315

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