A blog report from Sao Paulo, Brazil, where Maude is right now, says, “With a very nice smile, Maude Barlow, head of the Council of Canadians – the largest advocacy organization Canadian public – and founder of Blue Planet Project, walked in the morning, the square Victor Civita. …Maude came to Brazil to promote her best-seller “Water, the blue covenant”, released worldwide in 2007, and also, according to the author, to make some alerts to the Brazilians. ‘People do not know the speed with which they are doing away with the water on the planet and it is my role to say it to them,’ she said. …The expert said that the Brazilian situation is similar to Canada, because they are countries abundant in water, so little concern for preserving. ‘The first thing we have to think about is our responsibility to protect the water and be aware that we have very little fresh water available in the world.'”
The translated website (and accompanying photo of Maude) is at http://translate.google.ca/translate?hl=en&sl=pt&u=http://planetasustentavel.abril.com.br/blog/redacao/especialista-agua-maude-barlow-visita-praca-victor-civita-192607_post.shtml&ei=NUudStmKC8qwmAe8y7m2Aw&sa=X&oi=translate&resnum=6&ct=result&prev=/search%3Fq%3D%2522Maude%2BBarlow%2522%2B%252B%2B%2522Sao%2BPaulo%2522%26hl%3Den. It’s also available in Portuguese at http://planetasustentavel.abril.com.br/blog/redacao/especialista-agua-maude-barlow-visita-praca-victor-civita-192607_post.shtml.