Drinking Water

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Blue Gold: The battle against corporate theft of the world's water
Barlow, Maude; Clarke, Tony
Book
2002
International tensions around water are rising in many of the world's most volatile regions.This book exposes the enormity of the problem, the dangers of the proposed solution and the alternative, whi...
Blue Gold: World Water Wars
Bozzo, Sam (director); Barlow, Maude; Clarke, Tony (writers)
Film/Video
2008
A documentary, based on the book Blue Gold, by Maude Barlow and Tony Clarke, which examines environmental and political implications of the planet's dwindling water supply, and posits that wars in the...
Chemicals in your water: A little is too much
Diemer, Ulli
Article
1984
There is reason to be concerned about the increasing amounts of chemicals in our water.
Connexions Selected Links & Resources: Walkerton Links
Website
Links related to Walkerton water contamination disaster.
Contaminated Meat, Contaminated Water: From Walkerton to Listeria
Diemer, Ulli
Article
2008
The current listeria outbreak has the feel of deja vu all over again. Once again, we are hearing about companies and industry associations lobbying for fewer inspections and less #interference#, and a...
Contamination: The Poisonous Legacy of Ontario's Environmental Cutbacks
Diemer, Ulli
Article
2000
The story of Ontario's right-wing Harris government, which gutted health and environmental protection polices, leading to the Walkerton water disaster.
Dying for Growth: Global Inequality and the Health of the Poor
Kim, Jin Yong, Millen, Joyce, Irwin, Alex & Gershman, John
Book
Gaza: water crisis grows as Israel targets essential infrastructure
Gandolfo, Luisa
Article
2014
Israel's war on Gaza has seen the systematic and widespread destruction of civilian infrastructure essential for human survival. This represents an apparently deliberate 'cutting off of life support' ...
Nestlé: Malevolent Corporation Capitalizes on Global Water Crisis
Barlow, Maude
Article
2012
Demand for water is outstripping supply at an accelerating rate. Nestlé’s goal is to shift government policy away from providing public municipal water supplies to people, and toward a dependency on b...
150 years of dirty water
Diemer, Ulli
Article
1984
Toronto's water has been polluted pretty much since the city was founded - but that doesn't mean we should put up with it.
Walkerton Tragedy: Connexipedia Article
Article
Brief overview of the Walkerton water contamination incident.
The Water Front
Miller, Liz
Film
2007
Follows the heated struggle between residents, water workers and corporate managers in Highland Park, Michigan to spotlight what many of us take for granted - the right to affordable water.
When Water is a Commodity Instead of a Human Right: The Agony of Detroit
Dolack, Pete
Article
2014
The shutoff of water to thousands of Detroit residents, the proposed privatization of the water system and the diversion of the system’s revenue to banks are possible because the most basic human requ...

Connexions Directory of Groups & Websites

Great Lakes United
An international coalition of 170 environmental, hunter-angler, labour union and grassroots community organizations from Chicoutimi, Qu‚bec, to Duluth, Minnesota, dedicated to the protection and resto...
Radical Digressions
Progressive comment and analysis by Ulli Diemer, featuring articles, letters, photos and the Radical Digressions Blog.
WaterCan
WaterCan is a leading Canadian charity dedicated to fighting global poverty by helping the world's poorest people gain access to clean water, basic sanitation and hygiene education.

Sources Experts & Spokespersons

AMCTO -- Association of Municipal Managers, Clerks and Treasurers of Ontario
AMCTO is the largest voluntary professional association and the leading professional development organization for the municipal sector in Ontario. AMCTO's Certified Municipal Officer (CMO) designation is the foremost professional ...
Professional Engineers Ontario
Through the Professional Engineers Act, PEO governs over 80,000 licence and certificate holders and regulates professional engineering in Ontario to serve and protect the public. Professional engineering safeguards life, he...
World Health Organization
WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, art...

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HTO
Toronto's Water from Lake Iroquois to Lost Rivers to Low-flow Toilets
Reeves, Wayne; Palassion, Christina (eds.)
2008
A collection of essays on Toronto's water and watershed, ranging from burying streams to storm sewers and rainwater harvesting.