Maude Barlow: Biography of a Global Water Activist

On the first Anniversary of the UN declaration of Water as a human Right, Loretto at the UN had the good fortune to hear Maude Barlow, global water activist, speak about water rights. Maude Barlow, leading Canadian activist and author, has often been called “Canada’s Ralph Nader.” She is the National Chairperson of the Council of Canadians, Canada’s largest public advocacy organization, and chairs the board of Food and Water Watch in Canada. In recent years, Barlow has become one the foremost authorities on water right, serving as the Senior Advisor on Water to UN General Assembly in 2008/2009. Her efforts have largely helped to push forth the UN Declaration that Water is a Human Right. She is the recipient of the 2005 Right Livelihood Award (the “Alternative Nobel”), as well as author to many books, including the recently released Blue Covenant: The Global Water Crisis and The Coming Battle for the Right to Water.

For more information about Maude Barlow and her work on Water Rights visit the following websites: