Color Of Water
Elevating Indigenous, Black, Latinx, and other voices of color to change the narrative around water.
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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If you identify as a person of color with expertise in water (including lived experience or ancestral knowledge) or work in fields that intersect with water (like health, farming, housing, planning, etc.) please submit your information to us!
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What are Color of Water members talking about?
The legacy of the landmark legislation is under threat in many ways. There’s still a long way to go to ensure safe water for all
With scanty participation in voluntary water reductions, the drought is raising questions about mandatory cuts. [from CalMatters]
A one-acre property tucked within a canopy of oak trees and shrubs in Altadena has been transferred to Los Angeles’ first people. [from Los Angeles
“Be aware of how far your food is traveling.” [from Teen Vogue]
Through a Projects for Progress award and other University support, students in West Philadelphia are gaining greater access to STEM learning resources at the Cobbs
California’s Water Emergency: Satisfying The Thirst Of Almonds While The Wells Of The People That Harvest Them Run Dry – Forbes
Broiling heat in the middle of the worst drought in 1,200 years has strained the state’s underground water supply, pitting the Central Valley’s $20 billion