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The demand for water worldwide will double within 20 years. And water is already a major factor in humanity's greatest challenges.The WE Campaign (www.WE.net) PresentsInteractive Tele-Forum on the Global Water CrisisFeaturing Acclaimed Author and Water Activist Maude Barlow Also Gemma Bulos (Global Women's Water Initiative) & Julia Walsh (Frack Action)
Monday Feb. 21, 20118:00PM - 9:15PM Eastern Time USA
All you need is a telephone to participate from any location!To learn more Click Here (www.WE.net/water)
Pre-Registration required. Send an email RSVP to TeleForum@WeTheWorld.orgYou will be sent a telephone number and pin# by email to login to the Tele-Forum.Featured Speakers include:Maude Barlow - "The freshwater crisis is easily as great a threat to the Earth and humans as climate change (to which it is linked)"Maude Barlow is the National Chairperson of the Council of Canadians and chairs the board of Washington-based Food and Water Watch. She is also an executive member of the International Forum on Globalization and a Councillor with the Hamburg-based World Future Council.Maude is the recipient of ten 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 Award, and the 2009 Earth Day Canada Outstanding Environmental Achievement Award. She is also the best-selling author or co-author of 16 books, including the international best seller Blue Covenant: The Global Water Crisis and The Coming Battle for the Right to Water.Gemma Bulos - "It takes a single drop of water to start a wave."Gemma Bulos is the Director of the Global Women's Water Initiative, a program of Women’s Earth Alliance in partnership with Crabgrass. Prior to her work with GWWI, she was the Founder of A Single Drop for Safe Water ASDSW in the Philippines, where her team developed an award-winning social entrepreneurial model for the provision of sustainable community driven water and sanitation enterprises. In just over 4 years, her programs have provided over 150,000 people access to improved water in 8 countriesJulia Walsh - "Water should be used to sustain life, not destroy it."Julia Walsh is a co-founder and Program Director of Frack Action, a grassroots campaign working to stop the dangerous practice of hydraulic fracturing ("Fracking") in gas drilling. Fracking has been linked to over 1,000 incidents of groundwater contamination across the US, including many cases where people can actually light their tap water on fire. Frack Action has been instrumental in passing a moratorium on fracking in New York State. Previous to Frack Action, Julia served as a young elected official on the Village Board in New Paltz, NY and has been an NGO Representative to the UN since 2003.After the speakers' presentations there will be time for listeners to ask questions and interact with all speakers.
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