Water Justice News: Maude Barlow

 

On Saturday March 17, an estimated 5,000 people marched for water justice on the streets of Marseille, France. With this as the background, Council of Canadians chairperson Maude Barlow was interviewed about the World Water Forum and the history of the alternative water forums that have challenged the corporate-controlled ‘official forum’.
To see that video, which […]

 

Council of Canadians chairperson Maude Barlow spoke at the main plenary session on ‘the implementation of the right to water’ at the ‘Forum Alternatif Mondial de l’Eau’ this evening in Marseille, France.
She began by challenging the United Nations statement that the Millennium Development Goal on drinking water had been met. She said that building pipes […]

 

We are at FAME (Forum Alternatif Mondial de l’Eau/ Alternative World Water Forum) this afternoon in ‘Cabaret Rouge 1′ for a Municipal Services Project (MSP) session on the need to connect research and activism. The session was introduced by saying that researchers need to be activists, and activists need to be researchers.
Council of Canadians chairperson […]

 

 

Several thousand people have gathered for the opening ceremony of FAME (Forum Alternatif Mondial de l’Eau/ Alternative World Water Forum) at ‘Dock des Sud’ in Marseille, France.
Council of Canadians chairperson Maude Barlow is on stage now with numerous water justice activists including Oscar Olivera, Anne Le Strat and other movement leaders.
FAME is the people-centred, water […]

 

The World Water Forum has blocked three governments from inviting Council of Canadians chairperson Maude Barlow from speaking at a high-level panel tomorrow (Wednesday March 14) that will address ministers and government officials on ‘Making the Rights to Safe Water and Sanitation a Reality for All’.
The governments of Switzerland, Spain and Uruguay had invited Barlow, […]

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