Protecting it from overuse, pollution, and privatization.
The Story of Bottled Water
by Madeline Ostranderposted Mar 22, 2010
- Should you be worried about your tap water? Yes, but not for the reason you expected.
As Glaciers Melt, Bolivia Fights for the Good Life
by Jessica Camille Aguirreposted Mar 18, 2010
- Rural Bolivians—whose way of life may be an early casualty of a changing climate—want the rest of the world to reevaluate what it means to "vivir bien."
Living Water Garden on the Fu and Nan Rivers
posted Feb 16, 2010
- Photo Essay: A look at China's living water garden in Chengdu. This floating ecological living machine—a gorgeous botanical garden—is restoring open sewage canals.
River Restoration Ends Klamath Water Wars
by Susie Shutts, Margit Christensonposted Dec 15, 2009
- A new draft agreement would remove four Klamath River dams that affect more than 300 miles of salmon habitat along the Oregon-California coast.
Signs of Life :: Defending the Right to Water
by Daniel Moss, Brooke Jarvisposted May 07, 2009
- More than 20 countries have signed a declaration recognizing water as a basic human right. The declaration was presented as an alternative to a weaker statement on water access issued at the 5th World Water Forum in Istanbul in March.
Flow :: Interview with the Director
posted Apr 30, 2009
- Director Irena Salina on why more people in the West are becoming aware of the human and environmental impact of water scarcity, how reservoir privatization affects common people, and what the role of world government should be in resolving the problem before it's too late.
Signs of Life :: Stimulus for Clean Water?
by Tara Lohanposted Feb 13, 2009
- Citizen groups like Food and Water Watch are asking Congress to tackle the nation's water infrastructure crisis.
Ideas for a Better Food System :: Water
posted Feb 13, 2009
- Community-controlled irrigation is making a comeback.
Sustainability in Seattle: Water Conservation
by Richard Conlinposted Oct 20, 2008
- When water consumption in your city is expected to skyrocket in the coming years, what would you do? Build more dams? Or build hundreds of smaller projects to fix all the leaks in your pipes and install low-flow fixtures in homes and businesses?
Connect and Engage: Food and Water
posted Jun 30, 2008
- Give your students more hands-on activities with these captivating lesson plans about life’s most basic means of survival: food and water.
Life, Liberty, Water
by Maude Barlowposted May 22, 2008
- As climate change and worldwide shortages loom, will people fight over water or join together to protect it? A global water justice movement is demanding a change in international law to ensure the universal right to clean water for all.
Blue Covenant: Maude Barlow on the Global Movement for Water Justice
by Maude Barlowposted Apr 30, 2008
- Listen to Maude Barlow's interview with Amy Goodman on Democracy Now!
People We Love
posted Jul 29, 2007
- People We Love: Kelydra Weckler, Reverend Todd Eklof, Lauren Jacobs, Corbin Harney
Communities Take Power
by Doug Pibelposted Jul 29, 2007
- Communities across the country are declaring citizens' right and duty to protect their water, land, local economy, and way of life, even if it means taking on the enormous power of corporations. Here are some of the peaceful revolutionaries who have stepped up.
Oscar Olivera: After the Water War
by Sarah van Gelderposted May 11, 2007
- Cochabamba's water wars have ended. With the multinationals gone, Oscar Olivera advocates a change in mindset.