The Global Water Crisis and the Coming Battle for the Right to Water
|Series:||University Lecture Series|
|Date:||Tue, Apr 5, 2011|
Maude Barlow is considered by many to be one of the world’s leading experts on water issues. Barlow talks about how our misuse of water may actually be changing the hydrological cycle and contributing to global warming. In 2008, she was appointed as the United Nations’ first senior adviser on water issues, a role she hopes to use to establish water as a human right. She is also the co-founder of the Blue Planet Project, a group that works to protect fresh water from trade and privatization around the world.