The Global Water Crisis and the Coming Battle for the Right to Water
When: Wednesday, February 13 2013, 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Where: Filene Auditorium, Moore Hall
Contact : Dickey Center 603-646-2023

The Dickey Center's Global Health Initiative is pleased to welcome Canadian human rights activist Maude Barlow as the Dickey Center Great Issues Speaker


The world is running out of available fresh water and billions are at risk as is the planet. Already, many conflicts have arisen from this scarcity, paramount among them the question of whether water should be considered a public trust and a human right or put to the open market for sale like running shoes. Maude Barlow will present the causes and nature of the crisis and share her three point plan toward a water secure world.water drop


Maude Barlow is the National Chairperson of the Council of Canadians, Canada’s largest public advocacy organization with 50,000 members and is a current chairperson of the board of Food and Water Watch, the foremost U.S. organization fighting for the right to water.

Barlow is an acknowledged leader in the international water justice movement, often called the “Al Gore of water.” In 1998, she wrote a groundbreaking analysis on the global politics around water for the International Forum on Globalization and is the co-author of the 2002 book, Blue Gold: The Fight to Stop Corporate Theft of the World’s Water, which is now published in over 40 countries and 15 languages. Her newest book, Blue Covenant, The Global Water Crisis and the Coming Battle for the Right to Water, published in 2007, is also an international best seller.


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