Books and Multimedia Resources

Books

Whose Water is it, Anyway? Taking Water Protection Into Public Hands
Maude Barlow

“Concluding with a step-by-step guide to making your own community blue, Maude Barlow’s latest book is a heartening example of how ordinary people can effect enormous change.”

Blue Gold: The Fight to Stop the Corporate Theft of the World’s Water
Maude Barlow and Tony Clarke

The authors marshal an impressive amount of evidence that corporate profits are increasingly drinking up precious water resources. They cogently argue that water, a basic necessity, should be treated differently from other commodities and not placed into private hands. (Publishers Weekly)

Great Lakes Water Wars
Peter Annin

The Great Lakes are the largest collection of fresh surface water on Earth, and more than 40 million Americans and Canadians live in their basin. Will we divert water from the Great Lakes? Or will we come to see that unregulated water withdrawals are ultimately catastrophic? A balanced, comprehensive look behind the scenes at the conflicts and compromises that are the past – and future – of this globally significant resource.

Water Consciousness: How We All have to Change to Protect Our Most Critical Resource
Tara Lohan

This book explores all aspects of the water crisis and what we can do about it. It includes compelling contributions by Bill McKibben, Maude Barlow, Vandana Shiva, Wenonah Hauter, Sandra Postel, Tony Clarke and other top environmental writers.

When the Rivers Run Dry: Water – The Defining Crisis of the 21st Century
Fred Pearce

Veteran science correspondent Fred Pearce travels to more than 30 countries to examine the current state of crucial water sources.

DVDs

FLOW: For Love of Water
Seven Star Productions, 2008

Irena Salina’s award-winning documentary investigates what experts label the most important political and environmental issue of the 21st Century – the world water crisis.

Gasland II
HBO Documentary Films, 2013

In this follow-up to his Oscar-nominated film GASLAND, filmmaker Josh Fox uses his trademark dark humor to take a deeper, broader look at the dangers of fracking.

Rivers and Tides
Mediopolis Films, 2004

This award-winning film depicts the work of Andy Goldsworthy, an extraordinary artist who employs a range of natural materials – leaves, bark, twigs, petals, berries, rock, clay, stones, feathers, snow, ice – to create outdoor sculpture that works instinctively in nature. After seeing this film, you won’t think about a stream or a shore in quite the same way.

Water: Sacred and Profaned
Produced by Foundation for Global Community, 1998

This program explores the sacred nature of water through the words of six poets and writers who share their experiences and insights.