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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.

June 21, 2012

A Cure for What Ails the Great Lakes

A Canadian tour trumpets the message that the lakes belong to everyone living there
May 30, 2012

New Website Maps What We Share Around the Great Lakes

Digital advances paired with commons consciousness helps protect what belongs to us
May 25, 2012

Waterkeeper Alliance Declares Great Lakes a Shared Commons

A new resolution passed by the international organization founded and chaired by Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
May 6, 2012

An Efficient, Effective Alternative to Water Privatization

Public-public partnerships are now four times as common in the U.S. as public-private ones
May 1, 2012


April 3, 2012

Debating the Future of Our World's Water

World Water Forum in Marseille sets the stage for important talks at Rio environment conference
April 1, 2012

Claiming Our Commons

Creating new avenues for genuine citizenship and a revitalized civil society
March 7, 2012

¡Viva la Acequia!

In arid New Mexico, common water rights have endured for centuries
December 14, 2011

Water Belongs to All of Us

October 2, 2011

Elinor Ostrom's 8 Principles for Managing A Commmons

OTC co-sponsers a Commons Festival featuring the Nobel Prize winner Oct. 7-8 in Minneapolis