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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Beyond the Classroom presents "Water on the Table"

Description:
Is water a commercial good like Coca Cola? Or, is water a human right like air? Water on the Table features Maude Barlow, an international water-warrior, for her crusade to have water declared a human right. Barlow advocates that: Water must be declared a public trust and a human right that belongs to the people, the ecosystem and the futures, and preserved for all time and practice in law. Clean water must be delivered as a public service, not a profitable commodity. The camera shadows Barlow as she serves as the U.N. Senior Advisor on Water to Father Miguel dEscoto Brockmann at the United Nations. Barlows critics are economic experts who argue that water is no different than any other resource, and the best way to protect it is to privatize it. The international campaign to have water declared a human right was dramatically advanced at the United Nations in July 2010, when a majority of nations voted for a resolution to recognize the right to water and sanitation. {Will appear in FYI on Oct 17, 2011
Start Time:
4:00 PM
End Time:
6:00 PM
Room:
1102 South Campus Commons, Building 1
Common Location Name:
Other
Web Address:
http://www.beyondtheclassroom.umd.edu/locationbtc.html
Other Contact Information:
Dr. James V. Riker Beyond the Classroom +1 301 314 6622 jriker@umd.edu www.BeyondTheClassroom.umd.edu


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