Blue Planet Project founder Maude Barlow was in Marburg, Germany today to celebrate public water.
Marburg is a university city in the German federal state of Hessen. It has a population of about 72,000 people. It is situated about 470 kilometres south-west of Berlin. Marburg Mayor Thomas Spies is a member of the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD). The majority in the city's 59-seat parliament is held by a coalition of SPD (22 seats) and Green Party (13 seats) members.
Barlow was welcomed by the Mayor, signed the Golden Book of Marburg, and gave a speech about public water at their City Hall.
The Golden Book is a traditional honour to welcome notable guests and has been signed by renowned figures including the Dalai Lama. The City of Marburg tweeted (in German): "Alternative Nobel Prize laureate @MaudeBarlow joins the Golden Book of the university town #Marburg".