On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet Series, we’ll have a conversation about the current state of drinking water in the US.
The water crisis in Flint Michigan put a national spotlight on the aging infrastructure and drinking water quality across the country. According to a recent study, between 1982 and 2015, up to 45 million people annually were affected by water quality issues, particularly those living in low-income and rural communities. How can we ensure clean water for all?
Maura Allaire, assistant professor of urban policy and public planning at the University of California-Irvine
Mary Grant, Public Water for All Campaign Director at Food & Water Watch
The NY Times: In American Towns, Private Profits From Public Works
High Country News: Beware the privatization of your town’s water