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?
Heat, drought, floods, bad air: Will California's Central Valley survive climate change? – Los Angeles Times
Dangerous floods, severe drought, extreme heat and polluted air have permanently altered life in California's San Joaquin Valley. Can it adapt? [from Los Angeles Times]
Local agencies are working to step up their leadership, collaborate, adopt updated rainfall data and funnel billions in infrastructure projects into the region. But it's
New Orleans is far from the only city in the US with lead pipes, but over the last few weeks it faced the possibility that,
Hundreds of Tulare Lake wells are at risk of going dry. It’s the first time state officials have moved to crack down on inadequate plans.
OPINION: Detroit broke its promise on water shutoffs. Here’s what it needs to do to keep it. – Planet Detroit
The city’s Lifeline Plan is commendable but not enough. A comprehensive solution requires access to assistance and affordability. [from Planet Detroit]
Across the U.S., municipal water systems and sewage treatment plants are at increasing risk of damage from floods and sea-level rise brought on in part