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Protecting the World’s Water from Corporate Takeover

Date:
Thursday, August 19, 2004
Time:
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Event Type:
Panel Discussion
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Location Details:
The Ecology Center
2530 San Pablo Avenue, near Dwight Way

Who Owns Water?
Protecting the World’s Water from Corporate Takeover

Fortune magazine has predicted that “water is the oil of the 21st century,” and now corporations are rushing to invest in the new get-rich economy of water. Giant water, energy, food, and shipping companies have plans to buy water rights, privatize publicly-owned water systems, promote bottled water, and sell “bulk” water by transporting it from rich areas to thirsty markets. As the world’s water becomes scarcer and corporations seek to exploit this scarcity for profit, people around the world are losing ownership and control of water resources on which they depend. But water is a human right; to the extent that one has the right to live, one has the right to water.

Join us for a discussion with Juliette Beck and John Gibler of Public Citizen’s Water for All Campaign. Public Citizen’s Water for All Campaign is dedicated to protecting water as a common resource, stopping water privatization and bulk water sales, and defending access to clean and affordable water around the world.

Come hear how people in California and around the world – from Stockton and Gualala to Bolivia and Bangladesh – are defending the global commons and our right to water.

Thursday, August 19, 2004
Free
7 PM - 9 PM
The Ecology Center
2530 San Pablo Avenue, near Dwight Way, in Berkeley
Info: 510-548-2220 x233
Added to the calendar on Tue, Aug 3, 2004 12:31PM
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