Category: water

November 14, 2008

Tories to Flush Canada-led Water Monitoring Program

Original story here . I suppose this goes in the ‘if it ain’t oil, we ain’t going to watch it’ file. Ironically, water will one day be more valuable than oil, but we’ll leave that problem to our kids, I suppose. All to save a shitty little $1.5 million.  How embarassing. DETAILS: Tories to flush Canada-led water-monitoring program Written by Sue Bailey, THE CANADIAN PRESS […]

October 21, 2008

Maude Barlow Named First UN Water Adviser

Original link here Congratulations Maude!  There is hope for the world’s water supply! Canadian activist Maude Barlow has been appointed as the United Nation’s first senior adviser on water issues, a role she hopes to use to establish water as a human right and to convince Canada to "change its shameful position" on the issue. Barlow, chair of the citizens’ advocacy group Council of Canadians, […]

September 5, 2008

Illegal: Collecting Rainwater

It seems like water control is coming much faster than we ever could have imagined. “State officials say that water rights belong to ‘people that live downstream’, but they will keep their distance for now”. Here’s an interesting little video that captures news of violations in Utah: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oj1-yS6tcOs So, it’s here.  The right to collect rainwater has been turned into a permit requirement and legal […]

May 7, 2008

US on the Prowl for Water?

Full Story Here. Quote: … local distrust of U.S.-backed lending institutions—along with the presence of U.S. troops in Paraguay—has spawned suspicions that Washington is exerting slow control over the aquifer as insurance against water shortages in the U.S. “The United States already has water problems in its southern states,” said Adolfo Esquivel, an Argentine activist and Nobel Peace Prize laureate. “And it is clear that […]