Water On The Table features best selling author, public figure and water-warrior Maude Barlow, and her crusade to have water declared a human right, protected from privatization. "Water must be declared a public trust and a human right that belongs to the people, the ecosystem and the future, and preserved for all time and practice in law. Clean water must be delivered as a public service, not a profitable commodity." Water On the Table captures the public face of Maude Barlow as well as the unscripted woman behind the scenes, and shadows her life on the road in Canada and the United States over the course of a year as she leads an unrelenting schedule. From 2008 - 2009 Barlow served as the U.N. Senior Advisor on Water to Father Miguel d'Escoto Brockmann, President of the 63rd Session of the United Nations. More than a portrait of an activist, Water On The Table presents several dramatic opposing arguments. Barlow's critics are policy and economic experts who argue that water is no ...
Is water a commercial good like running shoes or Coca-Cola? Or, is water a human right like air?