AfD takes on Nestle and sponsors Maude Barlow at Tin Mountain Conservation Center speaking on “Tapping Our Water Commons”

October 10, 2007
Tin Mountain Conservation Center, Albany, New Hampshire

Maude Barlow is national chairperson of The Council of Canadians and co-founder of the Blue Planet Project, which works to stop commodification of the world’s water.  She is co-author of Blue Gold: The Fight to Stop the Corporate Theft of the World's Water, an exposé of the world's water crisis. 

Maude will discuss her experiences in the international movement against the commodification of water. While in Maine and New Hampshire, she will offer support and encouragement from this global grassroots movement to local activists who are struggling to keep water out of corporate hands.

For years, residents of the Saco River Watershed, in particular those in Fryeburg, Maine, have found themselves in a complicated struggle against Poland Spring, a subsidiary of Nestlé S.A., the giant Swiss-based, multinational corporation. Currently, residents are trying to curtail an expansion of Poland Spring's operation because of concerns ranging from the increase in truck traffic to the wisdom of allowing unchecked corporate exploitation of Maine's water supply.
Maude Barlow, Council of Canadians