March 23, 2012 @ 7:30 am – 10:00 am
Myer Horowitz Theatre in SUB
8900 114 St NW
Edmonton, AB T6G 2S4
Office of Sustainability

Maude Barlow

Blue Covenant: The Global Water Crisis and the Fight for the Right to Water

March 22, 2012
Doors at 6:30pm, Talk from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Myer Horowitz Theatre, Students’ Union Building
University of Alberta 

Tickets are $5 and are on sale nowClick here to purchase online at Tix on the Square or grab yours on campus at InfoLink booths located in HUB, SUB, CAB, and ETLC. Proceeds from ticket sales go to the Campus Food Bank and UAlberta’s Green Grant program.

Don’t forget to bring your food or toiletry donation for the Campus Food Bank to win!

The Office of Sustainability, along with Net Impact, invite you to attend the final presentation in our 2011-2012 Sustainability Speaker Series, “Blue Covenant: The Global Water Crisis and the Fight for the Right to Water,” by Maude Barlow in celebration of World Water Day.

Maude Barlow is the National Chairperson of the Council of Canadians and is also the co-founder of the Blue Planet Project, which works internationally for the right to water. Maude chairs the board of Washington-based Food and Water Watch and is a Councillor with the Hamburg-based World Future Council.

Maude Barlow was one of the “1000 Women for Peace” nominated for the 2005 Nobel Peace Prize. In the same year, she received the prestigious Lannon Cultural Freedom Fellowship as well as the Right Livelihood Award. Known as the “Alternative Nobel” and given by the Swedish Parliament, the Right Livelihood Award cited her “exemplary and long-standing worldwide work for trade justice and the recognition of the fundamental right to water.” She also won the Citation of Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2008 Canadian Environmental Awards, Canada’s highest environmental honour.

Recently Maude was named the first Advisor on Water to the United Nations where she advises Father Miguel d’Escoto Brockman, the President of the General Assembly.

Maude is the star of several documentaries about water. She is also the best-selling author or co-author of 16 books, including the recently released Blue Covenant: The Global Water Crisis and The Coming Battle for the Right to Water.

The event marks the celebration of the United Nations World Water Day 2012, an international day of observance that focusses on the importance of freshwater, and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. This year’s theme is Water and Food Security, and will focus on the interconnections between water use and food production.

This presentation is co-hosted with Net Impact, University of Alberta School of Business Chapter. The mission of the U of A Net Impact chapter is to inspire, educate, and equip individuals to use the power of business to create a more socially and environmentally sustainable world. Open to Faculty of Business graduate students, Net Impact empowers students to use their skills to positively impact their surroundings, help them put their beliefs into action through sustainability efforts, and expands professional networks with other individuals who have demonstrated their commitment to corporate social responsibility.

All attendees who bring a Campus Food Bank donation (non-perishable food item or toiletry) will be entered to win a $50 gift card for locally-owned restaurants.