Blue Gold: The Fight to Stop the Corporate Theft of the World's Water

Blue Gold: The Fight to Stop the Corporate Theft of the World's Water

by Maude Barlow
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Blue Gold: The Fight to Stop the Corporate Theft of the World's Water by Maude Barlow

In a shocking expose that will awaken people around the world, Blue Gold shows why, as the vice president of the World Bank has pronounced, "The wars of the next century will be about water." Increasingly, transnational corporations are plotting to control the world's dwindling water supply. In England and France, where water has already been privatized, rates have soared and water shortages have been severe. The major bottled-water producers -- Perrier, Evian, Naya, and now Coca-Cola and PepsiCo -- are part of one of the fastest growing and least regulated industries, buying up freshwater rights and drying up crucial supplies. Maude Barlow and Tony Clarke, two of the most active opponents to this trend, show how the corporate giants act in their own interest and how, contrary to received wisdom, water only flows uphill to the wealthy, who can afford it. The consumption of water doubles every twenty years -- more than twice the rate of the increase in human population. Blue Gold captures in striking detail the forces behind the increasing depletion of the world's freshwater, and the human and ecological impacts.

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ISBN-13: 9780756721510
Publisher: DIANE Publishing Company
Publication date: 05/01/2002
Pages: 51

About the Author

Maude Barlow is the chair of the Council of Canadians, Canada's largest public advocacy organization, as well as chair of the committee on water for the International Forum on Globalization (IFG). Tony Clarke is the director of the Polaris Institute of Canada and chairs the committee on corporations for the IFG. Both live in Ottawa, Canada.

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