Color Of Water
Elevating Indigenous, Black, Latinx, and other voices of color to change the narrative around water.
These are the top topics that reporters, decision makers, and partners are looking for experts to speak about.
The Color of Water Initiative was created by the Water Hub to build voice and visibility for people of color in the water movement. Our goal is to connect reporters with a more diverse set of experts, and build capacity for these experts to elevate the stories of their communities, which have often been left out of conversations around water.
From water access and drought response in the West to lead pipes and PFAS pollution in the Great Lakes; to recurring flooding and water infrastructure failures in the South, Color of Water members have deep expertise and first-hand experience on water challenges and solutions all across the country.
Read the joint statement by Color of Water members on the launch of the Color of Water directory and the importance of equity and inclusion in the water world.
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What are Color of Water members talking about?
Farm Bureau, other ag groups sue over new WOTUS definition – Agweek
The Environmental Protection Agency has tried again to define what falls under waters of the U.S., or WOTUS, an issue that has been debated for
California’s Agriculture Has Outstanding Economic Performance, but at What Cost? – The Equation
There are three groups who are most harmed by industrial agribusinesses practices in California. [from The Equation]
New Jersey eyes new clean energy goal, but some enviros may balk – POLITICO
The bill would put the state on the path to get 100 percent of its electricity from zero carbon sources by 2035 — the most
Water pollution in colonies on the south-west border is a cause for concern
Arsenic and lead are widely suspected in most frontier colonies in South Texas [from Texas News]
The Environmental Power of the Lege –
Here we take a look at three of the most impactful pieces of environmental state legislation of the last 10 years to illustrate that good
Water district roiled by bitter infighting and criminal charges against general manager – Los Angeles Times
Leaders of the Central Basin Municipal Water District are feuding as the agency’s general manager faces charges of bribery and embezzlement. [from Los Angeles Times]