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Rochester groups are Protecting the Great Lakes Forever

Guest Blogger and FLOW Board Member Emma Lui is the Water Campaign Director for the Council of Canadians. She shared her recent blog post with us about Maude Barlow’s speaking engagement in Rochester, NY. I just got home from an incredible event in Rochester, New York, the fourth Great Lakes tour stop. Maude Barlow, National… Read more »

Bottled Water, Diversions, and Exports

Water Transfers, Removals, and Diversions Impacting the Great Lakes A water diversion is the removal or transfer of water from one watershed to another. The term “consumptive use” is used to define diversions and exports, because the water is being “consumed” without then returning to its source. The Great Lakes faces an uncertain future of… Read more »

Privatization and Commodification

Water is basic to the survival of all life. In 2010, the United Nations adopted Resolution 64/292 that “recognizes the right to safe and clean drinking water and sanitation as a human right that is essential for the full enjoyment of life and all human rights.” Water privatization is when private corporations buy or operate public water utilities…. Read more »