The Blue Planet Project

The Blue Planet Project is an international civil
society movement begun by The Council of Canadians to protect the
world’s fresh water from the growing threats of trade and privatization.

work with organizations and activists in both South and North, and are
affiliated with international networks including Friends of the Earth
International, Red Vida (the Americas Network on the Right to Water)
and the People’s Health Movement.


are currently working with partners world-wide on using a human rights
framework to protect water for people and nature for generations to
come.  This includes working with local organizations and activists on
grassroots struggles to protect democratic, community control of water,
and building a movement to secure an international treaty on the Right
to Water. 

In 2005, Blue Planet Project founder Maude Barlow was awarded the

Right Livelihood Award, often referred to as the alternative Nobel Prize, which honours those “offering practical and exemplary answers to the most urgent challenges facing us today.”

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