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Sri Vedachalam


Director, Water Equity and Climate Resilience


pronouns: He/Him
state: DC
Tribal Affiliation: NO
languages: Hindi, Other, English
race + ethnicity: South Asian (eg: Indian, Pakistani, Nepali, Bangladeshi)
I grew up in urban India, where uninterrupted water access was (and still is) a challenge. While that is not the case broadly in the U.S., we still have a long way to go toward universal access to water and sanitation. The water challenges of the 20th century were solved with chemicals, science, and engineering. While these tools will continue to play a role, the challenges of today and the future need solutions that are social, economic, and political in nature. I advocate for policies that will result in safe, reliable, and affordable access to water services.

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