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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 Water Remunicipalisation Tracker

Posted on June 19, 2014  Tagged with:
Jun 192014
 

The remunicipalisation tracker mirrors the format typically used by private water-industry publications for listing upcoming privatisation and public-private partnership (PPP) contracts that provide possibilities for commercial expansion. The remunicipalisation tracker’s purpose, however, is very different: to showcase cities, regions and countries that have rolled back privatisation and embarked on securing public water for all that […]

FLOW: For Love of Water

Posted on March 14, 2012  Tagged with:
Mar 142012
 

FLOW: For Love of Water (2008) Documentary film by Irena Salina. Flow confronts the disturbing reality that our crucial water resource is dwindling and greed just may be the cause. Featuring Maude Barlow who uncovers the corporate profiteering that drives global water business. Official selection at the January 2008 Sundance Film Festival documentary competition. Flowthefilm.com

 

This detailed report about the role of the private water sector at the UN serves to inform the public in the search for a more just and sustainable water future.

Dec 092011
 

Council of Canadians chairperson Maude Barlow writes, “Chile has gone farther than any other country in the world in commodifiying water and creating a market economy based on private water rights…”

 

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.

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