Last night [April 7, 2004] Canada's public network, CBC-TV, aired a two-hour documentary entitled DEAD IN THE WATER. It matter-of-factly described "a corporate strategy to control the world's water".

It showed how private corporations - using money provided by the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund - are buying water rights from governments and then installing water meters to monitor and charge people for every drop they use. Corporations like Viendi, Suez and Enron turn the taps on and off at will. Millions of unemployed blacks in South Africa have to pre-pay for water and use electronic swipe-cards at the tap.

Politicians from France, England, South Africa, Canada, United States, Bolivia and Argentina (to name a few) were shown working in cahoots with corporations to sell their constituents down the river. The result is always the same - water deprivation and contamination for the people and billions of dollars for the CEOs and bankers.

Just like they intend to control the air we breathe and the food we eat, so too do they intend to control what they refer to as "liquid gold". ~ Jackie Jura

Documentary: DEAD IN THE WATER, by The Fifth Estate, CBC-TV, broadcast Apr 7, 2004
There's a problem with the world's water supply. One in four people on earth doesn't have access to clean drinking water. Water and sanitation infrastructures are crumbling. We keep using more of it, yet continue to degrade and deplete it. Powerful companies spotted a crisis and saw a business opportunity. From Moncton, New Brunswick to Atlanta, Georgia and Buenos Aires, Argentina to Soweto, South Africa, the fifth estate's Linden MacIntyre investigates the results of the effort to privatize what many consider a public trust.

Water next Big Business commodity (privatization of Canada's water). FinancialPost, Feb 25, 2008

Canada dumping earth's cleanest water (enough for 250,000 people a day to be contaminated by garbage landfill). GlobeMail, Dec 17, 2006. Go to GARBAGING WORLD'S PURIST WATER

India withdraws Coca-Cola/Pepsi ban (USA threatened investment fallout). Bussiness Standard, Dec 17, 2006. Go to SAVE WATER, BOYCOTT COKE

Ondeo (SUEZ), with its North American subsidiary United Water, has been awarded a 10-year, $4 billion contract (an average of $400 million in annual revenues) for the operation and maintenance (O & M) of the water and wastewater services of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. The contract, awarded by the Puerto Rico Aqueduct and Sewer Authority (PRASA), is the largest O & M contract for water services ever awarded. This historic contract confirms Ondeo's leadership position in the North American market...



WHO IS MAURICE STRONG? (Water Wizard and close advisor to Canada's unelected Prime Minister, Paul Martin, and senior advisor to UN Secretary General Kofi Annan)

CRESTONE COLORADO (where Strong cashed in on water). Listen in RealAudio to CBC radio program, Mar 2001
It's in the middle of the middle of nowhere, a thriving spiritual centre perched alongside an insulated mountain valley in central Colorado - the lifework of Canadian Hanne Strong and her Manitou Foundation. Seekers from far and wide come to Crestone to seek enlightenment from lamas, gurus, priests and shamans. Tapestry host Don Hill visited this unusual place with a history of 'lights in the sky,' the continent's largest sand dune, and a huge underground reservoir of water - the focus of spirited political debate in the parched American southwest.

PUBLIC PRIVATE LAND GRABS (US/UK pay Big Business to seize land-water-utilities-mines-schools-health-services). Guardian, Jan 6, 2004. Go to BURMESE DAYS

UK's depleted rivers at water level crisis (new Water Act allows people & companies to sell their unused share). Independent, Nov 30, 2003. Go to WEATHER CONTROL & WATER BARONS & KYOTO'S WATER WIZARDS

China's 3-Valley-Gorge dam (result environmental catastrophe & water will be poison). Independent, May 31, 2003

Iraq's water system destroyed (& Iraqis not allowed to fix). Guradian, May 31, 2003. Go to 11.Ministry of Plenty (Starvation) & KYOTO'S WATER WIZARDS

Water being privatized world-wide (gov'ts selling the river). National Post, Jan 9, 2003

Water will be shut off to farmers to keep fish alive. Tampa Bay Online, April 7, 2001

Jackie Jura
~ an independent researcher monitoring local, national and international events ~