Is water a commercial good like running shoes or Coca-Cola? Or is water a human right like air?
In her 2010 documentary Water On The Table, filmmaker Liz Marshall features Maude Barlow, whom she dubs an “international water-warrior” for her crusade to have water declared a human right.
“Water must be declared a public trust and a human right that belongs to the people, the ecosystem and the future, and preserved for all time and practice in law,” Barlow says. “Clean water must be delivered as a public service, not a profitable commodity.”