Barlow Made UN Water Adviser

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Published: Wednesday, 10/22/2008 12:00 am EDT

Well-known public advocate and chair of the Council of Canadians Maude Barlow has been appointed senior water adviser to the United Nations president, Miguel D'Escoto Brockmann, The London Free Press reported. The senior water adviser job was created in order to achieve the goals of the United Nations Decade Water for Life program, which began in 2005 and ends in 2015. Ms. Barlow founded the Blue Planet Project, an international civil society movement to protect fresh water from the threat of trade and privatization.

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