Nov 062009

“Thousands have lived without love, not one without water.” W.H. Auden

The Council of Canadians has just launched an exciting new report titled Our Water Commons: Toward a new freshwater narrative. Written by Maude Barlow, National Chairperson of the Council of Canadians and recently appointed Senior Advisor on Water Issues to the President of the General Assembly of the United Nations, Our Water Commons is part of the ongoing work to bring together key activists, writers and thinkers to address the global water crisis by naming and reclaiming the freshwater commons. With the support of a new organization called On the Commons, the report promotes a better understanding of the concept of “the Commons,” which is described by American Commons pioneer and journalist Jonathan Rowe as “the vast realm that lies outside of both the economic market and the institutional state that all of us use without toll or price.”

Click here to download a copy of Our Water Commons: Toward a new freshwater narrative (PDF, 1MB)

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