Maude Barlow

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“Life requires access to clean water; to deny the right to water is to deny the right to life.”
Maude Barlow is an international leader in what she calls the “global water justice movement.” Of the current crisis she explains, “On one side are powerful private interests, transnational water and food corporations, most First World governments and most of the major international institutions…” These forces see water as a commodity to be sold and traded, she says, and have established an elaborate infrastructure to promote private control of water. On the other side are environmentalists, human rights activists, indigenous groups, small farmers, peasants, and grassroots communities worldwide. She travels and lectures widely, arguing that water is a basic right and should not be a commodity. Her books include Blue Gold: The Fight to Stop Corporate Theft of the World’s Water and the recently released Blue Covenant: The Global Water Crisis and the Coming Battle for the Right to Water. She is the founder of the Blue Planet Project, working internationally for the right to water. Barlow has received honorary doctorates from four Canadian universities for her social justice work and is the recipient of numerous educational awards including a Lannan Cultural Freedom Fellowship in 2005.



Maude Barlow elsewhere on Lannan.org

Maude Barlow awarded 2005 Cultural Freedom Fellowship, 2005, (Cultural Freedom: Awards and Grants)
Maude Barlow with Laura Flanders, 2010, (Events)
Maude Barlow with Laura Flanders, 2009, (Events)

Maude Barlow Lannan Podcast Episodes

Maude Barlow with Laura Flanders, 17 February 2010 - Audio
Maude Barlow with Laura Flanders, Reading, 17 February 2010 - Video
Maude Barlow with Laura Flanders, Conversation, 17 February 2010 - Video

Maude Barlow around the Web

Maude Barlow on Facebook
Additional Photos of 17 February 2010 Event on Flickr


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