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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...
United Nations Human Rights Council
The Human Rights Council is an inter-governmental body within the UN system made up of 47 States responsible for strengthening the promotion and protection of human rights around the globe. The Council was created by the UN Genera...

News Releases

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

China and India 'water grab' dams put ecology of Himalayas in danger
Vidal, John
Article
2013
Guardian Weekly
More than 400 hydroelectric schemes are planned in the mountain region, which could be a disaster for the environment.
Citizens Mobilize Against Corporate Water Grabs
A Human Right, Not a Commodity
Collier, Victoria
Article
2015
CounterPunch
New Jersey became the latest state to subvert democracy by authorizing the fast-track sale or lease of water utilities without public notice, comment, or approval. The controversial decision highlight...
Citizens worldwide mobilize against corporate water grabs
Collier, Victoria
Article
2015
The Ecologist
The US and other governments are pushing a failed model of water privatization, but water is a human right, not just a commodity to be traded for profit or monopolized by corporations. Citizens and co...
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.
How Israel Uses Water as a Weapon of War
Baroud, Ramzy
Article
2016
CounterPunch
Entire communities in the West Bank either have no access to water or have had their water supply reduced almost by half. This alarming development has been taking place for weeks, since Israel’s nati...
Nestlé: Malevolent Corporation Capitalizes on Global Water Crisis
Barlow, Maude
Article
2012
Toward Freedom
Demand for water is outstripping supply at an accelerating rate. Nestlé’s goal is to shift government policy away from providing public municipal water supplies to people, and toward a dependency on b...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - February 12, 2015
SYRIZA
Diemer, Ulli (editor); Khan, Tahmid (production)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2015
Connexions
This week we're featuring the 40-point program which SYRIZA, the Greek coalition of the radical left, put forward to win the Greek election. Oliver Tickell writes about the mass media's latest campaig...
Palestine's 'Prayer for Rain': How Israel Uses Water as a Weapon of War
Baroud, Ramzy
Article
2016
Toward Freedom
Israel has been 'waging a water war' against Palestinians, according to Palestinian Authority Prime Minister, Rami Hamdallah. The irony is that the water provided by "Mekorot' is actually Palestinian ...
Think California's drought is bad? Try Palestine's
Shakir, Laith
Article
2015
The Ecologist
While Israelis water their lawns, irrigate crops and swim in Olympic-sized pools, Palestinian communities a few kilometers away face drought and water scarcity issues. Their roughly equal proximity to...
'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...


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