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The Blue Planet Project’s mission is to encourage people to take action for water justice in their communities, their country and globally. We believe that education is empowerment, and crucial to building a global understanding that water is essential for life. To help in these efforts, we produce a wide variety of material that is available free for downloading and distribution from this website. If you would like more information about any of our materials, please contact us at 1-800-387-7177 or by e-mail at blueplanet@canadians.org.

 

The final book in Maude Barlow’s Blue trilogy, Blue Future is a powerful, penetrating, and timely look at the global water crisis — and what we can do to prevent it. The global water crisis has dramatically deepened. The stage is being set for drought on an unprecedented scale, mass starvation, and the migration of […]

 

Bearing Witness to Community Struggles Against Dams and Mining in Mexico is a report by Maude Barlow, former Senior Advisor on Water to the 63nd President of the United Nations General Assembly and Blue Planet Project founder, detailing her travels in Mexico in November 2012 to bear witness to the growing social and environmental impacts […]

Water On The Table

Posted on March 14, 2012  Tagged with: ,
Mar 142012
 

Water On The Table is a character-driven social issue documentary by Liz Marshall featuring Maude Barlow, who is known as an “international water-warrior” for her crusade against the privatisation of water. The film asks the question: Is water a commercial good like running shoes or Coca-Cola? Or, is water a human right like air?

 

Fresh water is quickly becoming big business, and a preserve of the wealthy. The world’s most fundamental and indispensable resource — water — is fast disappearing. A global shortage of water is looming as the most threatening ecological, economic, and political crisis of the21st century.

 

“Imagine a world in twenty years, in which no substantive progress has been made to provide basic wastewater service in the Third World, or to force industry and industrial agriculture production to stop polluting water systems, or to curb the mass movement of water by pipeline, tanker and other diversion, which will have created huge new swaths of desert.”

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