IRHA // Maude Barlow becomes Honorary Member in 2017


At the occasion of the World Water Day 2017, we are glad to announce officially that Maude Barlow has become an International Rainwater Management Alliance- IRHA honorary member for 2017. We are convinced that she will be the best Ambassador to defend the rights of people for access to water. We are looking forward to learn from her knowledge and active participation in the crucial water issues of our day.

Maude Barlow is the National Chairperson of the Council of Canadians and chairs the board of Washington-based Food and Water Watch. She serves on the executive of the Global Alliance for the Rights of Nature and is a Councillor with the Hamburg-based World Future Council.

Maude is the recipient of thirteen honorary doctorates as well as many awards, including the 2005 Right Livelihood Award (known as the “Alternative Nobel”), the 2005 Lannan Foundation Cultural Freedom Fellowship Award, the Citation of Lifetime Achievement at the 2008 Canadian Environment Awards, the 2009 Earth Day Canada Outstanding Environmental Achievement Award, the 2009 Planet in Focus Eco Hero Award, and the 2011 EarthCare Award, the highest international honour of the Sierra Club (US).

In 2008/2009, she served as Senior Advisor on Water to the 63rd President of the United Nations General Assembly and was a leader in the campaign to have water recognized as a human right by the UN. She is also the author of dozens of reports, as well as 17 books, including her latest, Blue Future: Protecting Water For People And The Planet Forever. In September 2016, her new book, Boiling Point, Government Neglect, Corporate Abuse and Canada’s Water Crisis, has been published.