In this international bestseller, currently available in more than a dozen countries, Maude Barlow and Tony Clarke describe the real and worsening global water crisis, and reveal the plans of transnational corporations to profit from it. The authors present both a compelling case and a practical plan for fighting back against the corporate takeover of this most precious natural resource.
About the authors
Maude Barlow is the author of sixteen books, including the international bestsellers Blue Gold: The Fight to Stop the Corporate Threat of the World’s Water (co-written with Tony Clarke) and Blue Covenant: The Global Water Crisis and the Coming Battle for the Right to Water. She is currently the National Chairperson of the Council of Canadians. She served as Senior Advisor on Water to the 63rd President of the United Nations General Assembly and was a leader in the campaign to have water recognized as a human right by the UN. She lives in Ottawa, Ontario.
TONY CLARKE is the founder and director of the Polaris Institute in Ottawa, an organization dedicated to developing tools and strategies for civic action on major public policy issues, including energy security, water rights, and free trade. He holds a doctorate from the University of Chicago, has written numerous books, and is the recipient of Sweden's Right Livelihood Award, the "alternative Nobel Prize." Among his most recent books is Blue Gold: The Fight to Stop the Corporate Theft of the World's Water with Maude Barlow.
“Probably the most eloquent call to arms we’re likely to hear about the politics of water.”
–Globe and Mail
Other titles by Maude Barlow
Lessons from a Lifetime of Activism
Whose Water Is It, Anyway?
Taking Water Protection into Public Hands
Government Neglect, Corporate Abuse, and Canada’s Water Crisis
Protecting Water For People And The Planet Forever
Journey to the Tar Sands
The Global Water Crisis and the Coming Battle for the Right to Water
Too Close For Comfort
Canada's Future Within Fortress North America
The Assault On Canada's Schools