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Water

Corporate initiatives to privatize, control, deplete or pollute fresh water around the world are intensifying, which raises sobering questions about fair access to an indispensable resource for life. The commons provides many constructive answers to this growing threat.

March 17, 2008

Maude Barlow

March 15, 2008

Jay Walljasper

February 21, 2008

Scott Silver

February 21, 2008

Melissa Scanlan

May 17, 2007

Another Front in the Battle Against Water Privatization: Highland Park, MI

A new firm chronicles citizens in Highland Park, Michigan, as they successfully challenge the privatization of their water utility.
Blue Pastures in a Public Trust
May 3, 2007

Blue Pastures in a Public Trust

A proposal to open our coastal water to intensive fish-farming raises thorny environmental and legal questions.
May 2, 2007

The Coming Plunder of the Edwards Aquifer?

Deep in the heart of Texas, an aquifer is threatened.
March 21, 2007

Who Owns Maine's Water -- Nestle or the People?

The new water politics of the 21st century make a stage debut in Maine
March 12, 2007

"Thirst" Chronicles the Fight Against Water Enclosures

A new movie and book chronicle citizen opposition to corporate takeovers of their water supplies.
March 2, 2007

A Day in Sacramento

A gift to polluters is no way to fix global warming.