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Water Export: Related Issues

Water Export: Related Issues

Water export & related issues

These first two articles were written by Maude Barlowe, and are especially worth reading. Maude Barlowe is doing for the commodification of water what Rachel Carson did for pesticide use back in the 1960s.

  • Blue Gold: The Commodification of the World’s Water Supplies
  • Water Incorporated

Jamie Linton, one of Maude Barlow’s colleagues at the Council of Canadians, recently published “Canada on Tap – The Environmental Implications of Water Exports”, which reviews the available science on ecological impacts of bulk water exports. To find it, go to
Council of Canadians and follow the links to:
– Water Campaign
– – Reports & Analysis
– – – “Canada on Tap” (first one on the list)

Other water export-related topics


Existing treaties like the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), and treaties currently being negotiated, like the General Agreement on Trade and Services (GATS) and the Free Trade Association of the Americas (FTAA), may soon have devastating effects on water rights and water usage.

Corporations are preparing to treat water the way Enron treated energy — in California and around the world.


  • Privatization of Water Services in the United States
  • Water Observatory
  • Coalition Against Privatization (CAP of Water)

Environmental science: rivers & estuaries

Great Lakes

  • Stupak, Ehlers, Stupak, Camp Offer New Water Moratorium Bill
  • Stupak letter to Bush
  • Michigan Citizens for Water Conservation

Invasive species

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