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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.

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
December 31, 2010

Recipe File for Political Optimism

OTC's new book catalogs commons-based solutions
December 23, 2010

Another World is Not Just Possible -- It's All Around Us

For the New Year, Adventures in the Territories of Hope
December 1, 2010

The Tragic Death of the Aral Sea

What happens when we treat fresh water only as a commodity and not as commons
November 27, 2010

The Great Lakes Are Declared a Commons

A diverse group of activists from both sides of the border declares the lakes a common endowment
October 19, 2010

"Water is a Natural Entry Point into the Commons"

Canadian activist Anil Naidoo points out we've always managed water as a cooperative resource
August 20, 2010

Blue Communities Project

August 16, 2010

Who Owns the Water?