Maude Barlow

Maude Barlow is the National Chairperson of the Council of Canadians and chairs the board of Washington-based Food and Water Watch.

She is also an executive member of the San Francisco–based International Forum on Globalization and a Councillor with the Hamburg-based World Future Council.

Maude is the recipient of 11 honorary doctorates as well as many awards, including the 2005 Right Livelihood Award (known as the “Alternative Nobel”), the Citation of Lifetime Achievement at the 2008 Canadian Environment Award, and the 2009 Earth Day Canada Outstanding Environmental Achievement Award.

In 2008/2009, she served as Senior Advisor on Water to the 63rd President of the United Nations General Assembly.

She is also the best-selling author or co-author of 16 books, including the international best seller Blue Covenant: The Global Water Crisis and The Coming Battle for the Right to Water. More information on Maude Barlow can be found at: www.speakers.ca/barlow_maude.html

Maude Barlow
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May 27, 2014

Water cut-offs in Detroit a violation of human rights

Maude Barlow
Every day, thousands of people in Detroit, in a city that is situated right by a body of water carrying one fifth of the world's water supply, are having their ‎water ruthlessly cut off.
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Oct 18, 2013

Canada-EU deal threatens Canada's water

Maude Barlow
Prime Minister Harper has just signed the Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), and Canadians who care about our freshwater heritage should be concerned for three reasons.
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Oct 1, 2013
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It's time for a new water ethic

Maude Barlow
The world is running out of accessible clean water. We need a government that places water and its protection at the centre of all policy and practice if the planet and we are to survive.

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