Maude Barlow

National Chairperson, Council of Canadians

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Maude Barlow is the National Chairperson of the Council of Canadians and chairs Food & Water Watch’s board. She is an executive member of the San Francisco-based International Forum on Globalization and a Councillor with the Hamburg-based World Future Council. Maude is the recipient of eight honorary doctorates as well as many awards, including the 2005 Right Livelihood Award (known as the “Alternative Nobel”), the Citation of Lifetime Achievement at the 2008 Canadian Environment Awards, and the 2009 Earth Day Canada Outstanding Environmental Achievement Award. In 2008/2009, she served as Senior Advisor on Water to the 63rd President of the United Nations General Assembly. She is also the best-selling author or co-author of 16 books, including Blue Future: Protecting Water for People and the Planet Forever and Blue Covenant: The Global Water Crisis and The Coming Battle for the Right to Water.

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