Stories by Maude Barlow

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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.

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

Posted on: Sep 13, 2012, Source:

A co-creative approach for protecting the planet's future.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.