watermatters has moved!

May 22nd, 2020

watermatters is now located at 3622 W. 4th Ave in Vancouver, BC.

What is Blue October?

On October 31, 2004, the people of Uruguay voted to amend their constitution to recognize water as a public good and an inalienable right. Their Constitution now guarantees that piped water and sanitation be available to all Uruguayans, and it bans for-profit corporations from supplying this public good.

Blue October celebrates this historic move by challenging corporate control of water through global action!

Today, one in 6 people lack access to safe, affordable water, and 2 in 5 lack access to adequate sanitation. The United Nations expects these numbers to rise–unless we act now.

Amid this crisis, some of the world’s wealthiest corporations–like Suez and Coca-Cola–are looking to profit, often at the expense of the poor. A vibrant international movement is challenging the corporate control of this precious resource, and protecting water as a public good and an inalienable right.

Blue October is an international month of action to challenge corporate control of water and to protect water as a shared natural resource available to all.

Blueoctobercampaign.org provides information about events happening all over the world in October 2007.