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"Activist Barlow addresses the state of the global water crisis in stark and devastating prose. Her grip on the subject is astonishing and equalled only by an ability to effectively pass enormous amounts of information to readers in the most accessible manner. The major focus here is on water privatization and how it has affected countries in Asia, Africa, and beyond. Barlow discusses water forums, community resistance, and deals between governments and corporations, explaining that much of the world is without water or facing extravagant water taxes. The ongoing drought crisis in the southeastern US makes her arguments that much more prescient and broadens the book’s appeal. Blue Covenant is an intelligent resource for anyone interested in environmental concerns."
- Booklist (US)

"Canadian antiglobalization activist Barlow calls for a covenant among nations to define the world's fresh water as a human right and a public trust rather than a commercial product. Barlow marshals facts and figures with admirable comprehensiveness, noting that as many as 36 US states could reach a water crisis in five years; that once vast freshwater resources like Lake Chad and the Aral Sea are becoming briny puddles; and that a handful of multinational water companies are bidding for the complete commodification of formerly public water resources. The author calls for private citizens and nongovernmental organizations to challenge corporate control of water delivery, agitate for equitable access to clean water and confront the reality that freshwater supplies are dwindling."
- Publishers Weekly (US)

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Paperback 2007.

234 pages.

Very good condition.

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