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|Maude Victoria Barlow|
|Born||May 24, 1947
|Occupation||author and activist|
|Known for||The Council of Canadians, Food & Water Watch, World Future Council.|
Maude Victoria Barlow (born May 24, 1947) is a Canadian author and activist. She is the national chairperson of The Council of Canadians, a citizensâ advocacy organization with members and chapters across Canada. She is also the co-founder of the Blue Planet Project, which works internationally for the right to water. Maude chairs the board of Washington-based Food & Water Watch and is also an executive member of the San Franciscoâbased International Forum on Globalization and a Councillor with the Hamburg-based World Future Council. She is the recipient of ten honorary doctorates as well as many awards, including the 2005 Right Livelihood Award (known as the âAlternative Nobelâ), the Citation of Lifetime Achievement at the 2008 Canadian Environment Award, and the 2009 Earth Day Canada Outstanding Environmental Achievement Award. In 2008/2009, she served as Senior Advisor on Water to the 63rd President of the United Nations General Assembly. She is also the best selling author or co-author of 16 books, including the international best seller Blue Covenant: The Global Water Crisis and The Coming Battle for the Right to Water.
Maude Barlow is the recipient of many educational awards and has received honorary doctorates from ten Canadian universities for her social justice work. She is the recipient of the â2005/2006 Lannan Cultural Freedom Fellowship Award," the 2005 Right Livelihood Award (known as the "Alternative Nobel") for her global water justice work, and is the Citation of Lifetime Achievement winner of the 2008 Canadian Environment Awards.
Parcel of Rogues: How Free Trade Is Failing Canada â Key Porter Books, Toronto (1990)
Barlow is in the feature documentary Blue Gold: World Water Wars by Sam Bozzo.
Barlow is featured in two other recent documentaries about water rights issues: Irena Salina's documentary Flow: For Love of Water, and Liz Marshall's Water On The Table. Barlow also contributes to a blog associated with Water On The Table.
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