Sat April 8 UVic – Maude Barlow on B.C.’s water crisis and upcoming election

2017 March 10, by Chapter Council

Boiling Point

Victoria: Maude Barlow discusses B.C.’s water crisis and upcoming election
Sat April 8, 2017 –
2:00pm to 4:00pm- University of Victoria
Building: Human & Social Development (HSD) Room: A240

Maude Barlow is a bestselling author and activist. Her most recent book is Boiling Point: Government Neglect, Corporate Abuse, and Canada’s Water Crisis (2016)
Sponsored by the Council of Canadians and the UNESCO Chair in Community-Based Research and Social Responsibility in Higher Education

“In Boiling Point, Maude Barlow lays bare the issues facing Canada’s water reserves, including long-outdated water laws, unmapped and unprotected groundwater reserves, agricultural pollution, industrial-waste dumping, boil-water advisories, and the effects of deforestation and climate change. She also crafts a compelling blueprint for Canada’s water security. Water scarcity will be the defining issue of the coming decade, and most of us have no idea that it is on our very own doorstep.”

Naomi Klein says, “Maude Barlow is one of our planet’s greatest water defenders. In this indispensable book, she brings her hard-won wisdom home, demonstrating that Canada is already in the midst of our own water crisis. With great warmth and precision, she also shows that by taking up the call for ‘water justice’ — so intimately connected to other struggles — we can start to build the society we want. This book has all the facts, forceful analysis, and moral clarity that Canadians will need to wake up and join this most urgent of struggles.”

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