Blue Future

Blue Future

Protecting Water for People and the Planet Forever

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Selected for The Globe 100 Books in 2013.

The final book in Maude Barlow's Blue trilogy, Blue Future is a powerful, penetrating, and timely look at the global water crisis -- and what we can do to prevent it.

The global water crisis has dramatically deepened. The stage is being set for drought on an unprecedented scale, mass starvation, and the migration of millions of refugees leaving parched lands in search of water. The story does not need to end in tragedy.

In Blue Future, international bestselling author Maude Barlow offers solutions to the global water crisis based on four simple principles. Principle One: Water Is a Human Right chronicles the long fight to have the human right to water recognized and the powerful players still impeding this progress. Principle Two: Water Is a Common Heritage and Public Trust argues that water must not become a commodity to be bought and sold on the open market. Principle Three: Water Has Rights Too makes the case for the protection of source water and the need to make our human laws compatible with those of nature. Principle Four: Water Will Teach Us How to Live Together urges us to come together around a common threat -- the end of water -- and find a way to live more lightly on this planet.

The final instalment in Barlow's Blue trilogy, Blue Future includes inspiring stories of struggle and resistance from marginalized communities, as well as examples of government policies that work for people and the planet. A call to action to create a water-secure world, it is, in the end, a book of hope.

Publisher: Toronto : Anansi.
Copyright Date: c2013.
ISBN: 9781770894068
Characteristics: 326 pages ;,23 cm.


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May 03, 2015

Maude Barlow is my hero! With little to be proud of these days as Canadians, she is a shining light. She is sought after the world over for lectures and consultation, and been an advisor to the UN. This is an important book on a lot of levels. We are so pressed with so many issues that need our attention these days, that some just give up being overwhelmed. As far as I can see there are two issues that must be held as imperative, democracy and water. Everything else smart, hard working people can take on for themselves. Without those two, we don't stand a chance.

Nov 28, 2013

What is happening to our world's global water supply? Is it a human right or a commodity on the open market? Maude Barlow delves into these questions in a most provocative manner.

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