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The Fight Against Corporate Control of Water

From: Whose Water Is It, Anyway?


In this reading, the author provides the background on how she became involved in water activism. She goes on to discuss how government deregulation has allowed corporations to exploit water as a resource. The chapter ends with a variety of examples of communities around the world which are trying to regain control of their water from large multinational corporations such as Coca Cola and Nestle.



Maude Barlow

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.