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Asian Development Bank
ADB is an international development finance institution whose mission is to help its developing member countries reduce poverty and improve the quality of life of their people.
Canadian Wildlife Federation
The Canadian Wildlife Federation is a national, not-for-profit charitable organization. By spreading knowledge of human impacts on the environment, carrying out research, developing and delivering education programs, promoting the...
Central American Integration System
Central American Integration System (Spanish: Sistema de la Integraci¢n Centroamericana; SICA) is an intergovernmental organization of Central American states. It has a standing invitation to participate as observer in the session...
Economic Community of West African States
The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) is a regional group of fifteen countries, founded in 1975. Its mission is to promote economic integration in "all fields of economic activity, particularly industry, transport...
International Development Law Organization
IDLO is an international intergovernmental organization dedicated to promoting the rule of law and good governance in developing countries, countries in economic transition and in those emerging from armed conflict. We pursue ou...
UNESCO - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) was founded on 16 November 1945. For this specialized United Nations agency, it is not enough to build classrooms in devastated countries or to publish ...
World Meterological Organization
The WMO is a specialized agency of the United Nations. It is the UN system's authoritative voice on the state and behaviour of the Earth's atmosphere, its interaction with the oceans, the climate it produces and the resulting dist...

News Releases

Anishinabe Women, Youth & Elders Hold Ceremony, Public Event on Lake of the Woods, March in Kenora for World Water Day
2015-03-22
Grassroots Indigenous Water Defence host event at McLeod Park to raise awareness about threats to local waterways, in solidarity with Indigenous communities protecting water around the world.
Right To Water - Maude Barlow To Speak At Ontario Water Conference, May 4
2009-04-27
Ontario Water Works Association
Maude Barlow to address water industry professionals at the Ontario Water Works Annual Conference & Trade Show, Monday May 4, Toronto Congress Centre, Dixon Road.

Sources Select Resources

Anishinabe Women, Youth & Elders Hold Ceremony, Public Event on Lake of the Woods, March in Kenora for World Water Day
Sources News Release
Article
2015
Grassroots Indigenous Water Defence host event at McLeod Park to raise awareness about threats to local waterways, in solidarity with Indigenous communities protecting water around the world.
Blue Betrayal
The Harper government's assault on Canada's freshwater
Barlow, Maude
Article
2015
Council of Canadians
Canadians have long taken their water heritage for granted. This is largely due to the myth that there is an abundance of water. While it is true that compared to many other parts of the world Canada ...
Connexions Library: Environment Focus
Website
Connexions Information Sharing Serivces
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on environment, ecology, climate change, pollution, and land use.
Connexions Library: Oceans, Lakes, Rivers, Water Focus
Website
Connexions Information Sharing Services
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on water, rivers, streams, wetlands, lakes, rivers, oceans, marine life.
Iraq's greatest danger yet: collapse of 'world's most dangerous dam'
Arbuthnot, Felicity
Article
2016
The Ecologist
As if Iraq has not suffered enough under Saddam Hussein, the vicious UN sanctions regime, the US-UK occupation and the depradations of Daesh, a new threat looms that could kill a million people or mor...
Lack of regulation behind West Virginia water disaster
Barrickman, Nick
Article
2014
World Socialist Web Site
A chemical spill at the Etowah River Terminal, near Charleston, West Virginia, resulted in nearly 300,000 people in the state losing access to drinkable water. Since then, several reports have been re...
Siberia's Heavenly Lake and 'small peoples' of the High North at risk from oil drilling
Sakirko, Elena; Fomin, Konstantin
Article
2016
The Ecologist
A vital nature preserve in western Siberia, and the indigenous peoples that inhabit it, are at risk from oil development. Oil giant Surgutneftegas is already active in the Numto Park, but now they wan...
Walkerton Tragedy
Connexipedia Article
Article
Brief overview of the Walkerton water contamination incident.
'Water man of India' makes rivers flow again
Krishnan, Pramila
Article
2015
The Ecologist
The revival of traditional rainwater harvesting has restored flow to rivers in India's driest state, Rajasthan - thanks to the tireless efforts of Rajendra Singh, recent winner of a Stockholm water pr...
We Must Support Detroit's Fight for the Right to Water
Wedes, Justin
Article
2014
Ecologist
Detroit is shutting off water to 40% of residents to prepare the water system for a corporate buyout. Residents are organizing to resist the water shuttoffs, anti-democratic rule and the demands of Wa...
When Water is a Commodity Instead of a Human Right
The Agony of Detroit
Dolack, Pete
Article
2014
CounterPunch
The shutoff of water to thousands of Detroit residents, the proposed privatization of the water system and the diversion of the system’s revenue to banks are possible because the most basic human requ...

Sources Bookshelf

Blue Gold
The battle against corporate theft of the world's water
Barlow, Maude; Clarke, Tony
Book
2002
International tensions around water are rising in many of the world's most volatile regions.This book exposes the enormity of the problem, the dangers of the proposed solution and the alternative, whi...
The City in History
Its Origins, Its Transformations, and Its Prospects
Mumford, Lewis
Book
1961
Beginning with an interpretation of the origin and nature of the city, Mumford follows the city's development from Egypt and Mesopotamia through Greece, Rome, and the Middle Ages to the modern world.
HTO
Toronto's Water from Lake Iroquois to Lost Rivers to Low-flow Toilets
Reeves, Wayne; Palassion, Christina (eds.)
Book
2008
A collection of essays on Toronto's water and watershed, ranging from burying streams to storm sewers and rainwater harvesting.

Media

Environmental Science and Engineering
For those responsible for the design, construction and operation of water treatment and sewage systems, as well as industrial and hazardous waste management systems.
New Internationalist
New Internationalist reports on issues of world poverty and inequality. We focus attention on the unjust relationship between the powerful and the powerless worldwide in the fight for global justice.
Vecteur Environnement
Information and articles for industry about the environment.

Government Ministries & Agencies

Canadian International Development Agency
Mandate: "Supporting sustainable development, reducing poverty and providing humanitarian assistance in order to promote a more secure, equitable and prosperous world."
New Brunswick Ministry of Natural Resources
The mandate of the Department of Natural Resources, New Brunswick, is to ensure that the Province's timber, fish, wildlife, mineral, energy, and Crown lands resources are developed, protected and util...
Natural Resources Canada
Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) is a federal government department specializing in the sustainable development and use of natural resources -- energy, minerals and metals, and forests. Our work contr...


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