Randy Christensen Feed http://www.vancouverobserver.com/contributor_content/5948 en This Christmas, give the gift of clean water http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/water/2011/12/20/christmas-give-gift-clean-water Looking for a Christmas gift idea? Give a truly meaningful Christmas gift this year.<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/water/2011/12/20/christmas-give-gift-clean-water" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Water Commentary access to water Canadian charities christmas present Council for Canada drinking water Flow Canada gifts holidays Water for People Watercan Wed, 21 Dec 2011 02:05:00 +0000 Randy Christensen 10114 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Why do some people try to deny your right to water? http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/water/2011/09/08/why-do-some-people-try-deny-your-right-water There they go again. The Financial Post is trotting out tired and discredited arguments against the right to water.<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/water/2011/09/08/why-do-some-people-try-deny-your-right-water" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Water News drinking and sanitation drinking water Financial Post First Nations communities Right to Water Fri, 09 Sep 2011 07:02:00 +0000 Randy Christensen 8591 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com (Un)Happy Earth Day? http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/water/2011/04/21/unhappy-earth-day Environmental disasters don’t seem to shock us anymore. We just carry on with business as usual.<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/water/2011/04/21/unhappy-earth-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Water Opinion Environment BP oil spill Earth Day water Fri, 22 Apr 2011 05:02:00 +0000 Randy Christensen 7040 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Want water? You may have to drink the P3 Kool-Aid first http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/water/2011/04/11/want-water-you-may-have-drink-p3-kool-aid-first Ottawa will help cities pay for new drinking-water systems -- as long as they contract them out. <p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/water/2011/04/11/want-water-you-may-have-drink-p3-kool-aid-first" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Water Commentary Opinion Abbotsford Fraser Valley Mission P3s PPP Canada privatization water Mon, 11 Apr 2011 23:56:00 +0000 Randy Christensen 6879 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Water markets wreak havoc in Australia http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/water/2011/03/24/water-markets-wreak-havoc-australia The New York Times “Green” blog recently waded into the issue of how to allocate water&nbsp;in times of scarcity.&nbsp;&nbsp; The post looks at whether the experiences of Australia, including water...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/water/2011/03/24/water-markets-wreak-havoc-australia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Water Asia Environment Green New South Wales New York Times water Fri, 25 Mar 2011 05:04:00 +0000 Randy Christensen 6719 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com No right to water in Canada http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/water/2011/03/10/no-right-water-canada Despite all of the problems in Canada – or perhaps because of it – Canada has taken a position against legal recognition of the human right to water. <p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/water/2011/03/10/no-right-water-canada" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Water Canada Environment Boston Water and Sewer Commission Catarina de Albuquerque drinking water Forum for Leadership on Water human right to water Louise Arbour Seeking Water Justice UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Fri, 11 Mar 2011 06:41:00 +0000 Randy Christensen 6558 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Weaning our politicians off the bottle http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/water/2011/02/13/weaning-our-politicians-bottle-0 Oh, the French. The country that gave the world Perrier and kick-started the bottled water craze is now building free public water fountains that dispense sparkling water. The move is being taken...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/water/2011/02/13/weaning-our-politicians-bottle-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Water Commentary Environment bottled water Fiji Water lawyers fighting New Westminster Mon, 14 Feb 2011 03:22:00 +0000 Randy Christensen 6313 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com What does the privatization of water look like? http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/water/2011/02/03/what-does-privatization-water-look The Ministry says "there is no intention to privatize BC’s water." But does new legislation protect public ownership of this precious resource?<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/water/2011/02/03/what-does-privatization-water-look" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Water Commentary News Environment privatization water water markets Fri, 04 Feb 2011 05:57:00 +0000 Randy Christensen 6224 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com BC’s water to be sold to the highest bidder? http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/water/2011/01/26/bc%C3%A2%E2%82%AC%E2%84%A2s-water-be-sold-highest-bidder Water on the auction block? Recently announced plans could open "water markets" in BC.<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/water/2011/01/26/bc%C3%A2%E2%82%AC%E2%84%A2s-water-be-sold-highest-bidder" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Water News BC environment markets privatization water Thu, 27 Jan 2011 04:40:00 +0000 Randy Christensen 6149 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com The food (and water) crisis http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/water/2011/01/21/food-and-water-crisis The last time food prices were this high, demonstrations broke out in developing countries around the world. What's really behind the recent increase? <p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/water/2011/01/21/food-and-water-crisis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Water Opinion Australian floods climate food shortages tortilla riots Tunisia water scarcity Fri, 21 Jan 2011 22:43:00 +0000 Randy Christensen 6087 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com