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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

Remembering Charity Hicks: Ardent Advocate for Detroit's People

July 22, 2014 | by Jay Walljasper

Why Boston Brags About the Tastiest Tap Water in the US

July 14, 2014 | By Daniel Moss

Watershed protection, not filtration plants, make them the winner

Remembering Charity Hicks, Ardent Advocate of People's Right to Water

July 11, 2014 | By GoFundMe.com

Detroit leader played big role in movements for food security, environment and the commons

Commons Social Charter Engages Everyone to Protect the Great Lakes

June 23, 2014 | By Heather Hartmann

The Great Lakes Commons introduces the charter and a new website

International Human Rights Violations in Detroit

June 11, 2014 | By Maude Barlow

Thousands of people face water shut-offs as part of privatization strategy

Clean Water Warrior

May 19, 2014 | By Daniel Moss

Artruro Quevedo enlists citizens, landowners and public officials to protect the water supply in southern Ecuador

Joseph Sax (1936-2014)

March 14, 2014 | By David Bollier

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

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