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
Blog
May 4, 2011

Election 2011: Maude Barlow on the election results

Maude Barlow
The 2011 federal election was historic in many ways and most of us are still trying to process the outcome. It is crucial that we pause to reflect on its meaning and think carefully about next steps.
News
Jan 10, 2011

The Canada-EU free trade deal flies below the radar

Maude Barlow
The deal will open up the standards and public spending priorities of provinces and municipalities to challenges from European corporations. Ottawa refuses to discuss the environmental implications.
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Jun 24, 2010
Massey Hall, the scene for Shout Out for Global Justice! on June 25. Photo: Carleen Pickard/Council of Canadians

Time to scrap the summits, build alternatives

Maude Barlow
The Council for Canadians brings together world leaders in social justice and the environment for Shout Out for Global Justice! Join us at Massey Hall Friday or watch exclusive livestream on rabble.
News
Jun 24, 2010
Massey Hall, the scene for Shout Out for Global Justice! on June 25. Photo: Carleen Pickard/Council of Canadians

Time to scrap the summits, build alternatives

Maude Barlow
The Council for Canadians brings together world leaders in social justice and the environment for Shout Out for Global Justice! Join us at Massey Hall Friday or watch exclusive livestream on rabble.
News
Mar 22, 2009

Blue is the new green

Maude Barlow
On this World Water Day 2009, water warriors are quickly becoming the new wave of the 21st century environmental justice movement.
News
Sep 25, 2007

Lockout highlights dangers of media concentration

Maude Barlow
The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) began hearings aimed at setting new policies for media consolidation and diversity last week. This is an important opportunity f

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