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Water

Corporate initiatives to privatize, control, deplete, or pollute fresh water around the world are intensifying, which raises sobering questions about fair access to an indispensable resource for life. The commons provides many constructive answers to this growing threat.

Lake Rotoroa, NZ

10 Water Commons Principles

July 11, 2012 | by Maude Barlow

A co-creative approach for protecting the planet's future

¡Viva la Acequia!

March 7, 2012 | by Jay Walljasper

In arid New Mexico, common water rights have endured for centuries

10 Water Commons Principles

July 11, 2012 | By Maude Barlow

A co-creative approach for protecting the planet's future

¡Viva la Acequia!

March 7, 2012 | By Jay Walljasper

In arid New Mexico, common water rights have endured for centuries

A People's Plan to Protect the Great Lakes Forever

May 4, 2011 | By Jay Walljasper

New report chronicles the threats to this treasured commons, and what we can do

Joseph Sax (1936-2014)

March 14, 2014 | By David Bollier

A pioneering scholar of environmental law and champion of the public trust doctrine

Cities Partner with Rural Communities to Protect Water

January 17, 2014 | By Daniel Moss

The benefits of recognizing watersheds as commons around the globe

Public Water Systems Can Help the War on Poverty

January 15, 2014 | By Daniel Moss

Rising water costs aggravate low-income families' problems

Public Beats Private

October 23, 2013 | By Paul Buchheit

Six reasons why privatization simply doesn't work

Passion for the Great Lakes Runs Deep

September 19, 2013 | By Jessica Conrad

Organizer Alexa Bradley reveals the Great Lakes Commons Initiative's key to success: community leadership

Great Lakes Commons Map is a Tool for Building Awareness

September 3, 2013 | By Paul Baines

Paul Baines explains his crowdsourced project--and another way folks in Toronto are growing the movement

I AM WATER

August 17, 2013 | By Camille Gage

Join a public art project to recognize the Great Lakes as a commons

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