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Webinar: Climate Conversations: Water Justice

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Wednesday, 22 June 2022, 3:00

Wednesday June 22, 2022. 3:00PM. Webinar: Climate Conversations: Water Justice.  Justin Worland, TIME; Tirusew Asefa, Tampa Bay Water; Laurel Firestone, California State Water Resources Board. Sponsored by National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. Register here.

Join us for a conversation about how to ensure all people in the U.S. have access to clean and safe drinking water in a changing climate. Millions of people in the U.S. currently lack access to clean and safe drinking water, particularly in low-income rural areas and in communities of color. Our changing climate creates additional threats, such as droughts that diminish surface water bodies, algal blooms and salt-water intrusion that contaminate water supplies, and floods that overwhelm water treatment facilities. Justin Worland (TIME) will moderate a conversation between Tirusew Asefa (Tampa Bay Water) and Laurel Firestone (California State Water Resources Control Board) about how policies and infrastructure could help address current disparities in access to water and build resilience to the increasing impacts from climate change.