Protecting it from overuse, pollution, and privatization.
Discussion Guide: Whose Water?
posted Dec 31, 2003
- 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?
Karen Charman: A Sewer Becomes a Water Park
by Karen Charmanposted Dec 31, 2003
- A floating ecological living machine--a gorgeous botanical garden--is restoring open sewage canals in Fuzhou, China
The Battle For Water
by Tony Clarke, Maude Barlowposted Dec 31, 2003
- Waste, pollution, population growth, global trade rules, and now privatization are threatening billions of people with water scarcity. How can we reclaim water for all life?
How Can Soil Clean Water?
by Paul Mankiewiczposted Dec 31, 2003
- Soil is the key to pure water. It works as a physical strainer, renovator, and a recycler of all wastewater passing through it.
Thinking Outside the House: Draught-proof Gardens
by Krista Camenzindposted Dec 31, 2003
- Your lawn and garden can be both beautiful and water efficient. Xeriscaping is the creative use of native plants that are beautiful, drought-tolerant, and sustainable.
Bringing Back Desert Springs
by Gary Nabhanposted Dec 31, 2003
- The Hopi people of the Black Mesa region know how to farm and thrive in the desert Southwest. But a giant coal company is draining the aquifer that feeds their sacred springs and makes their livelihood possible.
by Carolyn McConnellposted Dec 31, 2003
- Pit a global conglomerate with revenues of over $52 billion a year, intent on swallowing up utility companies on every continent, against a California community of 4,900 people. Who would you bet on?
China's Living Water Garden
by Anne H. Mavorposted Oct 29, 1999
- A polluted river in China becomes the site of a water park that provides a safe place for children's play, a celebration of water's beauty, and a cleansing of the water itself.
Bringing Streams To Light
by Mark Overbayposted Jun 30, 1999