A very special interview with Maude Barlow who discusses Fracking, its impact on water and our responsibility to protect our water.
Maude Barlow is the National Chairperson of the Council of Canadians, Canada’s largest public advocacy organization. She was a founding member of the Council in 1985 and has served as its voluntary chair since 1988. The Council of Canadians has become a leading voice in Canada and around the world for social, environmental and economic justice. The Council fights to protect Canada’s public social programs and natural resource heritage along with its food security. It also advocates for fair trade and sustainable economic policies in Canada and around the world and promotes a peacekeeping role for Canada’s armed forces. Barlow is also Chair of Food and Water Watch, an organization that works to ensure that the food, water and fish being consumed around the world are safe, accessible and sustainably produced. She is also a founding board member of the International Forum on Globalization (IFG), a San Francisco-based think-tank comprising international activists, scholars, writers and economists dedicated to creating sustainable alternatives to economic globalization. She received her B.A. from Carlton University in Ottawa.
Among her many books, Barlow is the author of Blue Covenant, The Global Water Crisis and the Coming Battle for the Right to Water (McClelland & Stewart, 2007). She is a contributing author to the IFG report Alternatives to Economic Globalization.
Filmed and edited by Leigha Cohen http://www.leighacohenvideo.com/
Featuring Maude Barlow who spoke November 30, 2011 at the Institute for Advance Study, Princeton, NJ is part of the Institute’s annual series, Lectures on Public Policy, In this lecture, Ms. Barlow explains how the world is running out of available water supplies, potentially leading to serious conflicts. She describes the nature and cause of the existing and potential severe crisis and offers solutions to a water-secure world. Given the recent drought .in California Ms Barlow should be seen as one of many visionaries on this topic.
Spanish with English subtitles
A Documentary Film by Muireann de Barra & Aisling Crudden
Edited by Fernando de Juan
Music by Gareth Averill
Camera Operator: Aisling Crudden
Hope and change in Bolivia in an era of water privatisation.
Water Rising is a feature length documentary about family, community, hope and change in Bolivia during an era of water privatisation.
Filmed entirely in Bolivia, the film shares intimate portraits of people living in a ramshackle city where, despite an abundance of freshwater, they struggle for the right to access clean, safe and affordable water. https://www.facebook.com/WaterRising
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