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Maude Barlow Rescheduled at UNH, March 31

tap-inFood & Water Watch announced today that the public lecture with Maude Barlow has been rescheduled for Wednesday, March 31, 2010, at 7:00 pm. Part of the “Tap In” series at the University of New Hampshire (UNH), the event originally was scheduled for March 4 (see the post about it here) was canceled due to a weather-related flight cancellation.) This lecture will be the last event in the series.

Please register for this event.

For more information …

About the organization: Food & Water Watch

About the Tap In series at UNH: UNH Office of Sustainability

About the event, and to register: New Date: Water Activist Maude Barlow Visits UNH

Water Wisdom: From India to Everywhere

resurgence-logoThe solution for the climate crisis, the food crisis and the water crisis is the same: biodiversity-based, organic farming systems. —Vandana Shiva

In Resurgence magazine, Vandana Shiva talks about the “water famine” in India that has resulted as a consequence of the Green Revolution—that is, of the switch from traditional farming methods and crops toward chemical agriculture and water-intensive crops. She speaks of falling water levels, disappearing groundwater, widespread drought, and declining soil fertility Issue 259, (March/April 2010).

Shiva’s context is India, but the problem—and the solution—is as global as it is local. Want to know more? Read Water Wisdom on the Resurgence website. Then bring it home by supporting the wise farmers in your community.

(Seacoast Winter Farmers’ Markets continue this Saturday, in Rollinsford! The remaining Seacoast winter markets are listed here.)

“Tap In” Spring Water Film Series at UNH

Via Food & Water Watch:

Food & Water Watch has teamed up with the University of New Hampshire’s Office of Sustainability to sponsor a free film and speaker series called “Tap In.”

All films will be shown at 6:00 pm in the UNH Memorial Union Building Theater 1.  Please stick around after the films for a discussion session and don’t forget to stop by the literature table during the event.

Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2010
Film: Flow: For Love of Water
Irena Salina’s film is a comprehensive look at water issues around the world.  Both moving and informative, this film shows us the struggles that communities from Michigan to India are undertaking to protect their most precious resource–water.

Monday, Februrary 22, 2010
Film: Blue Gold: World Water Wars
Throughout the world, our limited fresh water supply is being polluted, diverted, pumped, and wasted.  Blue Gold follows numerous examples of people fighting for their basic right to water, from court cases to violent revolutions to local protests at grade schools.

Thursday, March 4, 2010 at 7:10pm
Speaker: Maude Barlow
Location: 115 Murkland Hall, UNH campus (free parking across Main St.)
Maude Barlow is the national chairperson of the Council of Canadians, chairs Food & Water Watch’s board, and served as senior advisor on water to the President of the United Nations General Assembly in 2008 and 2009. The recipient of eight honorary doctorates as well as many awards, Barlow is also the best selling author or co-author of 16 books and is featured in many films including Blue Gold.

**Food & Water Watch announced on March 3: “We regret to announce that Maude Barlow’s March 4, 2010 keynote address at the University of New Hampshire will be rescheduled due to an airline flight cancellation.”

They are trying to reschedule this event; details will follow when available.**

Monday, March 22, 2010
Film: Tapped
Is access to clean drinking water a basic human right, or a commodity that should be bought and sold like any other article of commerce?  Stephanie Soechtig’s debut feature is an unflinching examination of the big business of bottled water.

**The March 4 event has been rescheduled for March 31. (Read the March 25 announcement here.)**

Wednesday, March 31, 2010 at 7:00 pm
Speaker: Maude Barlow
Location: 115 Murkland Hall, UNH campus (free parking across Main St.)
Maude Barlow is the national chairperson of the Council of Canadians, chairs Food & Water Watch’s board, and served as senior advisor on water to the President of the United Nations General Assembly in 2008 and 2009. The recipient of eight honorary doctorates as well as many awards, Barlow is also the best selling author or co-author of 16 books and is featured in many films including Blue Gold.

Please register for this event.

Visit the University of New Hampshire’s Office of Sustainability website for more information about the “Tap In” event.