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Blue Gold: The Battle Against Corporate Theft of the World's Water

By: Maude Barlow and Tony Clarke

278 pages, no illustrations


Paperback | Dec 2003 | #142677 | ISBN: 1844070247
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Hardback | Dec 2002 | #133276 | ISBN: 185383937X
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About this book

The world's most fundamental and indispensable resource - water - is becoming scarcer, fast. In fact, a global shortage of water is looming as one of the most threatening ecological, economic, and political crises of the 21st century. Blue Gold tells the frightening story of the commodification of water and its consequences. It illuminates the issues and starkly identifies the choice we have to make: to become responsible custodians, managing and distributing water in the public interest.

'The evidence is staggering... this is a terrifying read!' The Village Voice - 'The book shines - probably the most eloquent call-to-arms we're likely to hear about the politics of water' The Globe and Mail - 'If you want to understand what the GATS treaty will do to the world's resources, here's where to start' The Ecologist


Part 1 The crisis: red alert; endangered planet; dying of thirst. Part 2 The politics: everything for sale; global water lords; emergent water cartel; global nexus. Part 3 The way forward: fightback; the standpoint; the way forward.

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Maude Barlow is director of the International Forum on Globalization. Tony Clarke is director of the Polaris Institute of Canada

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