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Maude Barlow

Activist & Former UN Senior Advisor on Water

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 Maude Barlow Biography

Maude Barlow is the National Chairperson of the Council of Canadians, Canada’s largest public advocacy organization with 65,000 members. She was a founding member of the Council in 1985, and has served as its voluntary chair since 1988. During these years, the Council of Canadians has become a leading voice in Canada and around the world for social, environmental and economic justice. The Council fights to protect Canada’s public social programs, natural resource heritage, and food security. It also advocates for fair trade and sustainable economic policies, in Canada and around the world, and promotes a peacekeeping role for Canada’s armed forces.  

Maude Barlow is also a founding board member of the International Forum on Globalization (IFG), a San Francisco-based think-tank made up of international activists, scholars, writers and economists dedicated to creating sustainable alternatives to economic globalization.  She is a contributing author to the highly acclaimed IFG report, Alternatives to Economic Globalization, which has been studied by scholars and politicians around the world. In 1997, she led a global fight with other members of this group to defeat the Multilateral Agreement on Investment, a proposed global treaty that would have given transnational corporations immunity from nation-state laws. Maude is also a Councillor with the Hamburg-based World Future Council that brings the interests of future generations to the centre of policy making.

Maude is an acknowledged leader in the international water justice movement, often called the “Al Gore of water.” She founded the Blue Planet Project, a Council of Canadians project that works with grassroots groups around the world to stop the commodification of the world’s fresh water resources. She is a founding member of Friends of the Right to Water, a North-South Coalition seeking a UN Convention on the Right to Water. Maude is currently chairperson of the board of Food and Water Watch, the foremost U.S. organization fighting for the right to water. In 1998, she wrote a ground-breaking analysis on the global politics around water for the International Forum on Globalization and is the co-author of the 2002 book, Blue Gold: The Fight to Stop Corporate Theft of the World’s Water, which is now published in over 40 countries and 15 languages. Her newest book, Blue Covenant, The Global Water Crisis and the Coming Battle for the Right to Water, published in 2007, is also an international bestseller. In 2008, Maude wrote Our Water Commons, a report for a new international network to promote water as a global commons. Maude’s work on this issue has taken her to every continent where she stands with local indigenous and community groups to defend their right to water.

Before founding the Council of Canadians, Maude Barlow was a leader in the women’s rights movement in Canada. In 1975, she co-founded a consultancy group that worked at every level of government to promote equality for women. In 1980, Maude became the Director of Equal Opportunity for the City of Ottawa and in 1983, Maude became the Senior Advisor on Women’s Issues to then Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau; in this capacity, she advised the Prime Minister directly on all aspects of national equality initiatives for women.

Maude Barlow was one of the “1000 Women for Peace” nominated for the 2005 Nobel Peace Prize. In the same year, she received the prestigious Lannon Cultural Freedom Fellowship as well as the Right Livelihood Award. Known as the “Alternative Nobel” and given by the Swedish Parliament, the Right Livelihood Award cited her ”exemplary and long-standing worldwide work for trade justice and the recognition of the fundamental right to water.” She also won the Citation of Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2008 Canadian Environmental Awards and the 2009 Earth Day Canada Outstanding Environmental Achievement Award, Canada’s highest environmental honours.

In 2008/2009, Maude served as the Senior Advisor on Water to Father Miguel d’Escoto Brockman, the 63rd President of the United Nations General Assembly. On Mother Earth Day, April 22 2009, Maude addressed the UN General Assembly and called for a global plan of action on water based on the principles of watershed protection, public trust and the right to water.

Maude is married to Ottawa lawyer Andrew Davis and the proud grandmother of four.

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Blue Future: Protecting Water for People and the Planet Forever

Blue Future: Protecting Water for People and the Planet Forever

Profit Is Not the Cure: A Citizen's Guide to Saving Medicare

Profit Is Not the Cure: A Citizen's Guide to Saving Medicare

Blue Gold: The Fight to Stop the Corporate Theft of the World's Water

Blue Gold: The Fight to Stop the Corporate Theft of the World's Water

Frederick Street: Life and death on Canada's Love Canal

Frederick Street: Life and death on Canada's Love Canal

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    1. Water issues (National and International) 2. Globalization 3. Trade 4. Health Care 5. Canada-US Relations 6. Women's Issues 7. Education

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Maude Barlow

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Activist & Former UN Senior Advisor on Water

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Maude Barlow Biography

Maude Barlow is the National Chairperson of the Council of Canadians, Canada’s largest public advocacy organization with 65,000 members. She was a founding member of the Council in 1985, and has served as its voluntary chair since 1988. During these years, the Council of Canadians has become a leading voice in Canada and around the world for social, environmental and economic justice. The Council fights to protect Canada’s public social programs, natural resource heritage, and food security. It also advocates for fair trade and sustainable economic policies, in Canada and around the world, and promotes a peacekeeping role for Canada’s armed forces.  

Maude Barlow is also a founding board member of the International Forum on Globalization (IFG), a San Francisco-based think-tank made up of international activists, scholars, writers and economists dedicated to creating sustainable alternatives to economic globalization.  She is a contributing author to the highly acclaimed IFG report, Alternatives to Economic Globalization, which has been studied by scholars and politicians around the world. In 1997, she led a global fight with other members of this group to defeat the Multilateral Agreement on Investment, a proposed global treaty that would have given transnational corporations immunity from nation-state laws. Maude is also a Councillor with the Hamburg-based World Future Council that brings the interests of future generations to the centre of policy making.

Maude is an acknowledged leader in the international water justice movement, often called the “Al Gore of water.” She founded the Blue Planet Project, a Council of Canadians project that works with grassroots groups around the world to stop the commodification of the world’s fresh water resources. She is a founding member of Friends of the Right to Water, a North-South Coalition seeking a UN Convention on the Right to Water. Maude is currently chairperson of the board of Food and Water Watch, the foremost U.S. organization fighting for the right to water. In 1998, she wrote a ground-breaking analysis on the global politics around water for the International Forum on Globalization and is the co-author of the 2002 book, Blue Gold: The Fight to Stop Corporate Theft of the World’s Water, which is now published in over 40 countries and 15 languages. Her newest book, Blue Covenant, The Global Water Crisis and the Coming Battle for the Right to Water, published in 2007, is also an international bestseller. In 2008, Maude wrote Our Water Commons, a report for a new international network to promote water as a global commons. Maude’s work on this issue has taken her to every continent where she stands with local indigenous and community groups to defend their right to water.

Before founding the Council of Canadians, Maude Barlow was a leader in the women’s rights movement in Canada. In 1975, she co-founded a consultancy group that worked at every level of government to promote equality for women. In 1980, Maude became the Director of Equal Opportunity for the City of Ottawa and in 1983, Maude became the Senior Advisor on Women’s Issues to then Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau; in this capacity, she advised the Prime Minister directly on all aspects of national equality initiatives for women.

Maude Barlow was one of the “1000 Women for Peace” nominated for the 2005 Nobel Peace Prize. In the same year, she received the prestigious Lannon Cultural Freedom Fellowship as well as the Right Livelihood Award. Known as the “Alternative Nobel” and given by the Swedish Parliament, the Right Livelihood Award cited her ”exemplary and long-standing worldwide work for trade justice and the recognition of the fundamental right to water.” She also won the Citation of Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2008 Canadian Environmental Awards and the 2009 Earth Day Canada Outstanding Environmental Achievement Award, Canada’s highest environmental honours.

In 2008/2009, Maude served as the Senior Advisor on Water to Father Miguel d’Escoto Brockman, the 63rd President of the United Nations General Assembly. On Mother Earth Day, April 22 2009, Maude addressed the UN General Assembly and called for a global plan of action on water based on the principles of watershed protection, public trust and the right to water.

Maude is married to Ottawa lawyer Andrew Davis and the proud grandmother of four.

Maude Barlow Videos

  • Maude Barlow - The Global Water Crisis
  • Maude Barlow - Blue Gold: Water as a Human Right | Bioneers
  • Maude Barlow - Boiling Point: Government Neglect, Corporate ...

Maude Barlow Books

Maude Barlow Speaking Topics

  • Speech Topics

    1. Water issues (National and International) 2. Globalization 3. Trade 4. Health Care 5. Canada-US Relations 6. Women's Issues 7. Education

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  • How to book Maude Barlow?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Maude Barlow for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Maude Barlow, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Maude Barlow or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Maude Barlow?

    Booking fees for Maude Barlow, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Maude Barlow, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Maude Barlow?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Maude Barlow for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Maude Barlow for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Maude Barlow or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Maude Barlow or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Maude Barlow is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Maude Barlow for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Maude Barlow generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Ingrid Newkirk, An Phung, Brian Hoffstein, Cody Adams and Tom Stewart. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Maude Barlow for an upcoming event.

Maude Barlow Speaker Videos

  • Maude Barlow - The Global Water Crisis
    Maude Barlow - Blue Gold: Water as a Human Right | Bioneers
  • Maude Barlow - Boiling Point: Government Neglect, Corporate ...
    Maude Barlow: Looming Global Water Crisis Pt 1 - YouTube
  • Maude Barlow - YouTube

Maude Barlow Speaking Topics

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    1. Water issues (National and International) 2. Globalization 3. Trade 4. Health Care 5. Canada-US Relations 6. Women's Issues 7. Education

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