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Water

Protecting it from overuse, pollution, and privatization.

The Story of Bottled Water The Story of Bottled Water
by Madeline Ostrander
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 As Glaciers Melt, Bolivia Fights for the Good Life
by Jessica Camille Aguirre
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 Living Water Garden on the Fu and Nan Rivers
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 River Restoration Ends Klamath Water Wars
by Susie Shutts, Margit Christenson
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 Signs of Life :: Defending the Right to Water
by Daniel Moss, Brooke Jarvis
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 Flow :: Interview with the Director
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? Signs of Life :: Stimulus for Clean Water?
by Tara Lohan
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 Ideas for a Better Food System :: Water
Community-controlled irrigation is making a comeback.
Sustainability in Seattle: Water     Conservation Sustainability in Seattle: Water Conservation
by Richard Conlin
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 Connect and Engage: Food and Water
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 Life, Liberty, Water
by Maude Barlow
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 Blue Covenant: Maude Barlow on the Global Movement for Water Justice
by Maude Barlow
Listen to Maude Barlow's interview with Amy Goodman on Democracy Now!
People We Love People We Love
People We Love: Kelydra Weckler, Reverend Todd Eklof, Lauren Jacobs, Corbin Harney
Communities Take Power Communities Take Power
by Doug Pibel
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 Oscar Olivera: After the Water War
by Sarah van Gelder
Cochabamba's water wars have ended. With the multinationals gone, Oscar Olivera advocates a change in mindset.
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