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Drought Is Just the Beginning of Our Frightening Water Emergency
Posted on: Jul 17, 2015, Source: The Nation
For years, Americans dismissed dire water shortages as a problem of the Global South. Now the crisis is coming home.
Humanity Has Got to Come to Grips with the World's Fresh Water Crisis
Posted on: Feb 26, 2014, Source: OtherWords
The human race has got to get serious about the ways we consume and interact with water sources
10 Water Commons Principles
Posted on: Sep 13, 2012, Source: OnTheCommons.org
A co-creative approach for protecting the planet's future.
Meet the 13-Year-Old Girl Taking on Bottled Water
Posted on: Sep 6, 2012, Source: AlterNet
We should be encouraging the youth in our society to do exactly what Robyn is doing -- engaging in local politics, acting to protect the environment and questioning the world around her.
It's No Longer Enough to Regulate Corporate Greed: The Global Water Crisis Demands a Paradigm Shift
Posted on: Jun 20, 2012, Source: AlterNet
When it comes to water, the corporate green economy is about using the environmental crisis to further entrench corporate rights and access to scarce water resources.
Why Governments Are on the Hook to Ensure Clean, Safe Water for Everyone
Posted on: Jul 27, 2011, Source: AlterNet
The right to water and sanitation are living documents waiting to be used for transformational change around the world.
Vision: Nature Needs Rights -- Why Our Human-Centric Model Will Doom Us and the Rest of the Planet
Posted on: May 12, 2011, Source: AlterNet
We have built our economic and development policies based on a human-centric model and assumed that nature would never fail to provide or that technology would save us.
We are Facing the Greatest Threat to Humanity: Only Fundamental Change Can Save Us
Posted on: Oct 15, 2010, Source: On the Commons
Quite simply, human-centered governance systems are not working and we need new economic, development and environmental policies.
How Water Has Become a National Security Issue
Posted on: Jun 5, 2008, Source: YES! Magazine
Water has become a key strategic security issue for the U.S. government and that has some very concerned.
Our Political Leaders Are to Blame in World Water Crisis
Posted on: Apr 24, 2008, Source: The New Press
As Barlow's new book shows, the world does not lack the knowledge about how to build a water-secure future; it lacks the political will.
It's Time for the UN to Make Water a Human Right
Posted on: Feb 21, 2008, Source: Movement Vision Lab
The global water crisis is evident. We need a global solution in form of a United Nations covenant on water.
The Battle for Water
Posted on: Dec 8, 2003, Source: YES! Magazine
Due to increasing demand, shrinking supply and the interest of global corporations out to make a profit, water has become the 'blue gold' of the 21st century.
Posted on: Mar 4, 2002, Source: Earth Island Journal
The commodification of the world's water means that who owns water and how much they are able to charge for it will become the question of the century.
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