The Creation of a Global Water Justice Movement
In this reading, the author provides a history of the Global Water Justice movement. She introduces the reader to a variety of individuals from around the world who have shaped this movement. The chapter also discusses the various organizations and conferences that have formed over the past 40 years to advocate for water justice.
Maude Barlow is the international bestselling author of 19 books, including the bestselling Blue Water trilogy. She is the honorary chair of the Council of Canadians and of the Washington-based Food and Water Watch. She is on the executive committee of the Global Alliance for the Rights of Nature and a councillor with the World Future Council. In 2008–09, she served as senior advisor on water to the 63rd president of the UN General Assembly and was a leader in the campaign to have water recognized as a human right by the UN. In 2005, she won the prestigious Right Livelihood Award, the “alternative Nobel.” She lives in Ottawa, Ontario.