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Water

Protecting it from overuse, pollution, and privatization.

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.
Staying Wild: How the Wilderness Act Changed My Life Staying Wild: How the Wilderness Act Changed My Life
by Annick Smith
For one woman writer, wilderness provided sanctuary and solace in an unstable world. Preserving this source of the good life meant stepping into the political fray.
Bottled Water Flim-flam
by Krista Camenzind
Is bottled water really safer than tap water?
Turning Scarcity Into Abundance
by Vandana Shiva
The solution to scarcity is not more mega-projects, more control by giant corporations, or more globalization. The solution to scarcity is more democracy
India's Dawn
by Rachel Milanez
India's Dawn by Rachel Milanez - Auroville reforestation and water management
The Big Promise of the Small
by Carolyn McConnell
How a Namibian beetle, drip irrigation, clay pots and a child's seesaw help overcome water scarcity
The Lake And the 'hood The Lake And the 'hood
by Jane Braxton Little
Mono Lake activists fought a 16-year David-versus-Goliath battle against the city's Department of Water and Power (DWP) to stop water diversions to Los Angeles. Yet the rural community and the city have emerged from the fray as watershed partners.
A Watershed Runs Through You A Watershed Runs Through You
by Freeman House
The struggle to bring back endangered salmon draws one community into a new commitment to the well-being of its watershed
Young People And Their Watershed
by Diane Galusha
Catskill Watershed Corporation funds a student project to prevent erosion and preserve water quality
Discussion Guide: Whose Water? Discussion Guide: Whose Water?
Like oil, water scarcity lies at the heart of many of the world’s worst conflicts, and, as they once looked at oil, the world’s corporations see water as the next great commodity for their profit. But is there a different path, a way to share water, fostering abundance rather than exploiting scarcity?
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