The Canadian Progressive: Maude Barlow: “The planet is running out of clean water”

Maude Barlow urges urgent action against the imminent global water crisis, which will hit the poor in developing country mega cities the hardest. According to the world’s leading water campaigner: “Dramatic action is needed to deal with the twin ecological and human water crises coming at us full speed.” The post Maude Barlow: “The planet ...

The Disaffected Lib: California Down to Its Last Year of Water

A report in the LA Times claims that California has freshwater reserves for but one more year. As our “wet” season draws to a close, it is clear that the paltry rain and snowfall have done almost nothing to alleviate epic drought conditions. January was the driest in California since record-keeping began in 1895. Groundwater and ...

The Disaffected Lib: When the Taps Run Dry, Where Do You Go?

Sao Paulo Riots Imagine telling the residents of Toronto that they have to flee the city and travel elsewhere in search of water.  Well something along those lines may be in store for the millions of residents of Brazil’s largest city, Sao Paulo.As south-east Brazil grapples with its worst drought in nearly a century, a ...

The Canadian Progressive: Sierra Club Canada: Great Lakes ‘do nothing’ plan unacceptable

By: Sierra Club Canada | Press Release: Restore Our Water International (ROWI) and Sierra Club Canada criticize the International Joint Commission (IJC) Draft Great Lakes Regional Adaptive Management Plan as being insufficient for solving the current low water crisis on Lakes Michigan and Huron. The IJC recently finished conducting webinars on […] The post Sierra Club ...

The Canadian Progressive: 2013 Alternative Fed Budget: Water crisis needs long-term plan, not cuts

By:  Council of Canadians (Press Release) With the next federal budget fast approaching, the 2013 Alternative Federal Budget (AFB), Doing Better Together, released today, warns that the “Harper government’s cuts to the Experimental Lakes Area (ELA) and other critical environmental programs will hinder the ability to develop freshwater policies and respond to threats to […]