Maude Barlow completed her water trilogy with the recent publication of “Blue Future: Protecting Water for People and the Planet Forever“. The book follows “Blue Covenant: The Global Water Crisis and the Coming Battle for the Right to Water”, and the first book in the series, “Blue Gold: The Fight to Stop the Corporate Threat of the World’s Water” which was co-written with Tony Clarke.
Droughts are altering the landscape and millions of people are on the move in search of water. In North America, municipal water infrastructure is in dire need of replacement. How to accomplish the renewal is a challenge to so many communities.
In this third book, Maude Barlow, National Chairperson of the Council of Canadians, a citizen’s advocacy group, and a former Water Advisor at the UN, outlines four principles to guide the world in water conservation and respect.
Beginning with the battle for the recognition of water as a human right, Barlow outlines the international issues at play in what she has coined the “Blue Gold” of the future.
Carmel Kilkenny speaks with Maude Barlow about some of the victories in assuring water rights and the challenges, including the destruction of millions of litres of water in Alberta’s oil production.Listen