Bruce Cooperstein, A Mile Short, The Solutions Journal, Volume 5, Issue 6, November 2014, Pages 70-73 ( Abstract: Maude Barlow, the author of Blue Planet, is the chair of the board of Food and Water Watch, founder of the Blue Planet Project, a much honored and tireless human rights activist, and a recipient of the 2005 Right Livelihood Award (the "alternative Nobel Peace Prize"), as well as numerous other commendations. She is also the author of over a dozen books on environmental issues, problems raised by "free trade," attacks on public education, the depredations of multinational corporations, and the subject of this book: water. Blue Planet is the third and final book of her "Blue Trilogy" on the subject. The first, Blue Gold: The Battle Against Corporate Theft of the World's Water (co-authored with Tony Clarke) drew attention to the growing scarcity of freshwater supplies and foresaw the emergence of both a "water cartel" seeking title to this essential resource as well as a global water justice movement to challenge it. The second book, Blue Covenant: The Global Water Crisis and the … Topics: Communication; Conservation; Security; Water