Water

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AlterNet
Website
Online news magazine and community featuring original journalism as well as material from many other independent media sources. AlterNet's aim is to inspire action and advocacy on the environment, hum...
The Big Thirst: The Secret Life and Turbulent Future of Water
Fishman, Charles
Book
2011
A journalistic account of the secret life of water.
Blue Betrayal: The Harper government's assault on Canada's freshwater
Barlow, Maude
Article
2015
Canadians have long taken their water heritage for granted. This is largely due to the myth that there is an abundance of water. While it is true that compared to many other parts of the world Canada ...
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...
Canada's Aquatic Environments
Website
Information on habitiats, plants, and animals.
Canada's Water: For Sale
Bocking, Richard C.
Book
1972
Describes the pressures behind U.S. demand for Canadian water and the Canadian response and presents the case against grand engineering schemes, major dams, and large river diversions.
Connexions Library: Environment Focus
Website
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on environment, ecology, climate change, pollution, and land use.
Connexions Library: Oceans, Lakes, Rivers, Water Focus
Website
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on water, rivers, streams, wetlands, lakes, rivers, oceans, marine life.
Drought
Gonzalez, Evereado
Film/Video
2011
As a result of the persistent drought, an entire community prepares for an inevitable exodus from their homeland in northern Mexico.
Dying for Growth: Global Inequality and the Health of the Poor
Kim, Jin Yong, Millen, Joyce, Irwin, Alex & Gershman, John
Book
Elixer: A History of Water and Humankind
Fagan, Brian
Book
2010
A cultural history of water.
Farmers vs Coca-Cola in Water Wars
Article
2009
As India faces its worst drought in four decades, a dispute over water resources between farmers in the Kala Dera area of western Rajasthan state and a Coca-Cola bottling plant located there has sharp...
Iraq's greatest danger yet: collapse of 'world's most dangerous dam'
Arbuthnot, Felicity
Article
2016
As if Iraq has not suffered enough under Saddam Hussein, the vicious UN sanctions regime, the US-UK occupation and the depradations of Daesh, a new threat looms that could kill a million people or mor...
Lack of regulation behind West Virginia water disaster
Barrickman, Nick
Article
2014
A chemical spill at the Etowah River Terminal, near Charleston, West Virginia, resulted in nearly 300,000 people in the state losing access to drinkable water. Since then, several reports have been re...
Only protect: A photographic celebration of our endangered earth: New Internationalist May 2005 - #378
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2005
A visual look at the world's Ecosystems and a discussion of the scale and urgency of the environmental crisis.
Privatizing Water, The New World War: Against The Current vol. 108
Lake, Veronica
Article
2004
Capitalism and corporate science have colluded to bring us the latest, most insidious crisis. According to the United Nations research, 1.3 billion people in the world today lack access to clean water...
The Shape of the Suburbs: Understanding Toronto's Sprawl
Sewell, John
Book
2009
Examines the relationship between the development of suburbs, water, and sewage systems, highways and the decision-making of Toronto-area governments to show how the suburbs spread, and how they have ...
Siberia's Heavenly Lake and 'small peoples' of the High North at risk from oil drilling
Sakirko, Elena; Fomin, Konstantin
Article
2016
A vital nature preserve in western Siberia, and the indigenous peoples that inhabit it, are at risk from oil development. Oil giant Surgutneftegas is already active in the Numto Park, but now they wan...
Toolkit for a New Canada
Gonick, Cy (Coordinating Editor)
Article
2008
A pamphlet providing a snapshot of what the contributors, brought together by Canadian Dimension magazine, believe are the big issues facing Canada in the first decade of the 21st century. The article...
Walkerton Tragedy: Connexipedia Article
Article
Brief overview of the Walkerton water contamination incident.
'Water man of India' makes rivers flow again
Krishnan, Pramila
Article
2015
The revival of traditional rainwater harvesting has restored flow to rivers in India's driest state, Rajasthan - thanks to the tireless efforts of Rajendra Singh, recent winner of a Stockholm water pr...
We Must Support Detroit's Fight for the Right to Water
Wedes, Justin
Article
2014
Detroit is shutting off water to 40% of residents to prepare the water system for a corporate buyout. Residents are organizing to resist the water shuttoffs, anti-democratic rule and the demands of Wa...
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...
The World Without Us
Weisman, Alan
Book
2007
A thought experiment to see what would happen to the planet if human beings simply disappeared.

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New Internationalist reports on issues of world poverty and inequality. We focus attention on the unjust relationship between the powerful and the powerless worldwide in the fight for global justice.

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Anishinabe Women, Youth & Elders Hold Ceremony, Public Event on Lake of the Woods, March in Kenora for World Water Day
Sources News Release
2015
Grassroots Indigenous Water Defence host event at McLeod Park to raise awareness about threats to local waterways, in solidarity with Indigenous communities protecting water around the world.
The City in History
Its Origins, Its Transformations, and Its Prospects
Mumford, Lewis
1961
Beginning with an interpretation of the origin and nature of the city, Mumford follows the city's development from Egypt and Mesopotamia through Greece, Rome, and the Middle Ages to the modern world.
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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.

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The Canada Centre for Inland Waters
Website
Information on water research and the Great Lakes.
New Internationalist
Serial Publication (Periodical)
New Internationalist reports on issues of world poverty and inequality. We focus attention on the unjust relationship between the powerful and the powerless worldwide in the fight for global justice.