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Author of New Book and Consumer Group Encourage Citizens to Act Now to Protect America's Water

Americans Encouraged to Keep a Blue Covenant

San Diego, CA | Posted on February 12th, 2008

Maude Barlow, the author of a new book on the political struggle surrounding the world's dwindling water supplies, kicked off a national speaking tour sponsored by Food & Water Watch, a national consumer group, to urge Americans to take action for water conservation, water justice, and water democracy. At the first event to discuss Barlow's Blue Covenant: The Global Water Crisis and the Coming Battle for the Right to Water, Barlow and Wenonah Hauter of Food & Water Watch urged residents of San Diego to break the bottled water habit, support a trust fund for public water, and support water conservation instead of misguided water technologies like desalination.

"Desalination plants will ring the world's oceans, many of them run by nuclear power; corporate nanotechnology will clean up sewage water and sell it to private utilities who will sell it back to us at a huge profit; the rich will drink only bottled water found in the few remote parts of the world left or sucked from the clouds by machines, while the poor die in increasing numbers. This is not science fiction. This is where the world is headed unless we change course," explained Maude Barlow.

Throughout the tour, Barlow will challenge people to take personal and political action to protect the world's water - starting with breaking the bottled water habit. "Bottled water can cost consumers 1000 times more than tap water and funnels the profits from the sale of water, a public resource, to private companies," said Hauter.

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Food & Water Watch argues that what the United States needs is a dedicated source of funding for its aging and inadequate water pipes and treatment plants. "The growing funding gap is taking a serious toll on states and communities, many of which face sizable and growing backlogs of clean water projects," said Hauter. "Water is a public trust. It is time for a water trust fund, a long-term solution to provide all U.S. communities safe and affordable water for the future."

For a complete list of Blue Covenant tour events including Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York City and Washington DC, see: www.foodandwaterwatch.org/water/book-tour.

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