Maude Barlow born 1947 in Toronto. She is a Canadian author and activist. Maude is the National Chairperson of The Council of Canadians. She is also the co-founder of the Blue Planet Project, working internationally for the human right to water. Maude chairs the board of Washington-based Food & Water Watch. She is a member of International Forum on Globalization, and a Councillor with the Hamburg-based World Future Council.