An Inconvenient Truth of water. “Imagine a world in twenty years, in which
no substantive progress has been made to provide basic wastewater service
in the Third World, or to force industry and industrial agriculture
production to stop polluting water systems, or to curb the mass movement of
water by pipeline, tanker and other diversion, which will have created huge
new swaths of desert. “Desalination plants will ring the world's oceans,
many of them run by nuclear power; corporate nanotechnology will clean up
sewage water and sell it to private utilities who will sell it back to us
at a huge profit; the rich will drink only bottled water found in the few
remote parts of the world left or sucked from the clouds by machines, while
the poor die in increasing numbers. This is not science fiction. This is
where the world is headed unless we change course.” — Maude Barlow Dubbed
“Canada's best-known voice of dissent” by the CBC, Maude Barlow has proven
herself again and again to be on the leading edge of issues Canadians care
deeply about. In Blue Covenant, Barlow lays out the actions that we as
global citizens must take to secure a water-just world — a “blue covenant”
for all.

Maude Barlow—Blue Covenant - The Global Water Crisis And The Coming Battle For

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