Blue Covenant: The Global Water Crisis and the Coming Battle for the Right to Water

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Blue Covenant: The Global Water Crisis and the Coming Battle for the Right to Water

“Life requires access to clean water; to deny the right to water is to deny the right to life.”—from the introduction to Blue Covenant

In their international bestseller Blue Gold, Maude Barlow and co-author Tony Clarke exposed how a handful of corporations are gaining ownership and control of the earth’s dwindling water supply, depriving millions of people around the world of access to this most basic of resources and accelerating the onset of a global water crisis.

Blue Covenant, the sequel to Blue Gold, describes a powerful response to this trend: the emergence of an international, grassroots-led movement to have water declared a basic human right, something that can’t be bought or sold for profit.

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