#WaterJustice – It’s about time for the tide to turn
When most people turn on their water – the expected happens. Voila! Water. But for some this just isn’t the case. While the fight for Water Justice isn’t new, it seems the voices are getting more traction because of recent happenings in the media. For years, inequities in access to safe, affordable water and the decision-making processes that guide water management and distribution have given rise to environmental justice efforts led by organizations and affected communities. Traction is being made; starting on small scale – through grassroots, community led organizations and now with nationwide traction (ie; Flint, MI).
Our partners at Resource Media recently put out a great piece with many statistics on this very subject that might not only shock you, but just might make you stop and think, what steps can I do to help this movement keep it’s traction? Take a look.
Carpe Diem West engages western water managers, local and state agencies, social justice activists, climate scientists, and western health sector leadership in developing a common policy and research agenda to address the impacts of a changing climate and water quantity and quality on health in the American West. After all, Water is Life. Won’t you join us?
April 26, 2016
Photo Credit: KALW public radio, San Francisco