Water is life.
In case you missed any of these blog posts:
The Global Water Grab by Shiney Varghese
Displacement, Intimidation and Abuse–Land Loyalties in Ethiopia by Graham Peebles
You Can’t Wash Away Fracking’s Effects by Walter Brasch + Fracking Hell?
Fracking’s Lure, Trap and Endless Damage by Ralph Nader
New Report Finds Oversight of Natural Gas Fracking Are Inadequate Protection for Water Supplies
Don Tipping: Permaculture: Follow the Water System
The Demise of the Ogallala Aquifer: A Looming Catastrophe by Cameron Salisbury
Blue Gold World Water Wars (2008; must-see)
Libya: Oil, Banks, Water, the United Nations, and America’s Holy Crusade by Felicity Arbuthnot
Sylvia Earle on the Future of the Oceans
The Story of Bottled Water (2010)
General Zinni: Global warming a serious security threat (video)
Those Who Control Oil & Water Will Control The World
Interview: President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf marks World Water Day
Al Jazeera English on Mar 22, 2013
The United Nations says countries should work together to improve access to sufficient sanitation and clean water. The message is the central theme of this year’s World Water Day. According to the UN, 2.5 billion people do not have access to even basic sanitation, about a third of the world’s population. Every 20 seconds around the globe, a child dies because of poor sanitation. In Africa, 300 million people live in water scarce environments. And funding for infrastructure there is falling short by 115 million dollars a year. The result is devastating. 115 Africans die every hour from diseases linked to poor sanitation and unclean water. Al Jazeera’s Dareen Abughaida interviews Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, in her capacity of goodwill ambassador for Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in Africa.
‘Hands Off Public Water’ protest at Leinster House
sinnfeinireland·Mar 21, 2013
Sign the petition here: http://www.right2water.eu
Sinn Féin Senator David Cullinane joins SIPTU protesters outside Leinster House to demand that the Government does not sell-off public water to private companies
Updated: Mar. 24, 2013
Israel denies Palestinians access to water
PressTVGlobalNews·Mar 24, 2013
A large solidarity walk has been organized in the Jordan Valley between Palestinian communities for World Water Day.
The walk was organized by the Freedom Theater from Jenin alongside the Jordan Valley Solidarity Campaign group in order to bring awareness to the international community about Palestinian villagers and farmers whose water rights are denied by Israel’s discriminatory practices and denying Palestinians water rights.
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Not sure if you’ve posted this one anywhere Lo, absolutely essential:
Green Gold – Documentary by John D. Liu
Thanks, David. It sounds familiar; I may have watched it but not posted it here.
Here’s the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBLZmwlPa8A
Thanks for the links…Green Gold is terrific, 48 mins ~ John Liu on his successful restoration projects with Geoff Lawton from PRI.
It is utterly inspired stuff, so acutely relevant, all hands-on practical solutions, the right response to political problems. Also one of the projects is in Jordan, King Abdullah’s wife Rania organised it ~ but you won’t be hearing anything about that from Barack Monsanto…someone should send him a garden fork!
Unfortunately most of those over 42,700 videos are lumped into one category so not so easy to find anymore. I started collecting videos with Vodpod and they were bought out by Lockerz and the tags I used were discarded. There are new categories for the videos I collect now with Lockerz. So the recent videos are easier to find.
I may post this video, if I have the time.
Here’s another one by John Liu: