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A “blue community” is one that adopts a water commons framework.

A water commons framework treats water as a common good that is shared by everyone and the responsibility of all. Because water is central to human activity, it must be governed by principles that allow for reasonable use, equal distribution and responsible treatment in order to preserve water for nature and future generations.

The Blue Communities Project calls on communities to adopt a water commons framework by:

  1. Recognizing water as a human right.

  2. Banning the sale of bottled water in public facilities and at municipal events.

  3. Promoting publicly financed, owned and operated water and waste water services.

See Northampton's Resolution 

What is a Blue Community?

The Council of Canadiens started the Blue Communities Project as one of the ways to protect fresh water. 

 Their website includes resources to help you transform your community to  a Blue Community:


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