The Council of Canadians released polling results today indicating that 82% of Ontario residents want the provincial government to permanently stop issuing permits for extracting groundwater to sell as bottled water.
Council of Canadians Honorary Chairperson Maude Barlow, a world renowned water warrior, spoke to a packed auditorium about the future of water as part of the Nobel Week Dialogue.
The event is an annual conference that is held in advance of Nobel Week. It brings together a select group of the world's leading scientists, policy makers and thinkers for a series of thought-provoking sessions and...
Reclaiming public ownership, and rethinking the ways in which public services are delivered, is a crucial part of building a more equitable and sustainable public services future.
A video posted on the Focus on Europe website looks at how “in Vittel, France, Nestlé is bottling so much spring water that the water table is sinking. Now, a pipeline kilometres long to bring water from another community is in the planning. Citizens and environmentalists are up in arms.”
The video describes how Nestlé fills more than 2 million bottles of mineral water a day after pumping it out...
My chapter, Murky Waters: When Governments Turn Water Management into a Business, in the new book Corporatizing Canada looks at how governments are changing to operate like corporations in water management and how this can threaten people’s ability to access clean, safe and affordable water.