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International Water Commons

Through the International Water Commons, On the Commons and its collaborators seek to transform societal decision making for water stewardship toward participatory, democratic, community-centered systems that value equity and sustainability as a strategy. Our work is based on a set of ten water commons principles.

Protecting Drinking Water by Preventing Pollution in Upstream Communities

May 24, 2013 | by Daniel Moss

Latin American water leaders discuss commons approach for safe water


Water Commons. Water Citizenship. Water Security.

August 3, 2012 | By Buenaventura Dargantes, Mary Ann Manahan, Daniel Moss, and V. Suresh

Tales of commons management from around the world

Debating the Future of Our World's Water

April 3, 2012 | By Daniel Moss

World Water Forum in Marseille sets the stage for important talks at Rio environment conference


10 Water Commons Principles

July 11, 2012 | By Maude Barlow

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

Water is a Commons for All

October 6, 2009 | By Maude Barlow

A report co-produced by Maude Barlow and On TheCommons