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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.

July 27, 2011

Ciao, Water Privatizers

Italian commons activists' big plans to follow up on their smashing election victory
July 23, 2011

Ni Guh Izhichigay Onji Niibi

"I will do it for the water." Reflections from the Mother Earth Water Walk
June 27, 2011

Toasting a Major Victory for the Water Commons

Italian voters overwhelmingly reject water privatization
June 10, 2011

Three Tenets of the Commons

A new video with Jay Walljasper, author of All That We Share: A Field Guide to the Commons
May 23, 2011

What is the Future of the Great Lakes?

A commons belonging to all, not a resource for a few
May 4, 2011

A People's Plan to Protect the Great Lakes Forever

New report chronicles the threats to this treasured commons, and what we can do
April 20, 2011

Walking for Water

Highlighting threats to our water, Indigenous people carry water from four corners of the continent to Lake Superior
March 16, 2011

More Fish in the Sea

Fisheries trusts can undo the tragedy of overfishing in our oceans
March 1, 2011

An Open Source World

January 6, 2011

An Old Commons-Based Solution to a 21st Century Crisis

To protect our water, we should look to real life examples of communities who still manage resources collectively