Blue Covenant

Blue Covenant

The Global Water Crisis and the Coming Battle for the Right to Water

Paperback - 2007
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An Inconvenient Truth of water.

"Imagine a world in twenty years, in which no substantive progress has been made to provide basic wastewater service in the Third World, or to force industry and industrial agriculture production to stop polluting water systems, or to curb the mass movement of water by pipeline, tanker and other diversion, which will have created huge new swaths of desert."

"Desalination plants will ring the world's oceans, many of them run by nuclear power; corporate nanotechnology will clean up sewage water and sell it to private utilities who will sell it back to us at a huge profit; the rich will drink only bottled water found in the few remote parts of the world left or sucked from the clouds by machines, while the poor die in increasing numbers. This is not science fiction. This is where the world is headed unless we change course."
-- Maude Barlow

Dubbed "Canada's best-known voice of dissent" by the CBC, Maude Barlow has proven herself again and again to be on the leading edge of issues Canadians care deeply about. In Blue Covenant , Barlow lays out the actions that we as global citizens must take to secure a water-just world -- a "blue covenant" for all.
Publisher: Toronto : McClelland & Stewart, 2007.
ISBN: 9780771010729
Characteristics: xiv, 234 pages ;,22 cm.

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SandraMB
Aug 19, 2018

A difficult read because the situation we've put ourselves into is very overwhelming and depressing.

I've been meaning to read what Maude Barlow has to say about the world's water situation for at least 10 years. By the time I got to Page 3, not only did I feel overwhelmed about the destruction we're causing, but I also felt very guilty about waiting so long to better educate myself on this crucial matter.

I just can't believe Canadians and the rest of the world are not making this a top priority. Why is this not in our face everyday? I urge readers to get better informed, and start taking positive action - inform friends and family, contact government officials, join local action groups, etc. We can't keep sitting back and doing nothing.

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toby1kenobi
Jul 04, 2011

At times difficult to process, if simply because the data is so overwhelmingly presented, this book is an eye-opener. Very disturbing, but worthy of Silent Spring fame.

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21288004246712
Jun 01, 2009

well researched and written, but also left wing bias that hurts its credibility, worth the read

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