One Planet: How can we ensure access to safe and affordable drinking water in the US? | KALW

One Planet: How can we ensure access to safe and affordable drinking water in the US?

Apr 1, 2018

  

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?

Guests:

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

 

Web Resources:

Food & Water Watch

 

The NY Times: Here Are the Places That Struggle to Meet the Rules on Safe Drinking Water

The NY Times: In American Towns, Private Profits From Public Works

High Country News: Beware the privatization of your town’s water