About Maude Barlow
Maude Barlow, best-selling Canadian author and human rights activist, is the chair of the board of Food & Water Watch. She is also an executive member of the San Francisco–based International Forum on Globalization, founder of the Blue Planet Project, and a Councillor with the Hamburg-based World Future Council.
Maude is the recipient of ten honorary doctorates as well as many awards, including the 2005 Right Livelihood Award, the Citation of Lifetime Achievement at the 2008 Canadian Environment Award, and the 2009 Earth Day Canada Outstanding Environmental Achievement Award. In 2008 and 2009, she served as Senior Advisor on Water to the 63rd President of the United Nations General Assembly.
Globe & Mail interview with Maude Barlow: A Living Entity, Water Should Have Some Rights of its Own
- Ecosalon Honors Maude Barlow as One of 10 Women to Watch
Blue Future: The Protecting Water for People and the Planet Forever
The final book in Maude Barlow’s Blue trilogy, Blue Future: Protecting Water for People and the Planet Forever is a powerful, penetrating, and timely look at the global water crisis — and what we can do to prevent it.
A follow-up to the best-selling book Blue Gold, Blue Covenant details the looming water crisis and the powerful interests that are fighting to privatize and capitalize on dwindling fresh water supplies. The book highlights the burgeoning global water justice movement and calls for a covenant between nations to define the world’s fresh water as a human right and a public trust rather than a commercial product.