Category Archives: Equity

Green Infrastructure and Health Webinar Recording Now Available!

Attention all, the recording of our 1/12/18 webinar entitled “Green Infrastructure and Health: Actualizing the Connections” is now available here. The webinar explores what science tells us about time in nature and health, the business case for time in nature, and the role of nature and the health clinic. Through expert panelists from different sectors, learn what each field […]

Environmental Justice Toolkit 

This article describes a policy recently mandated in National City, CA which requires that environmental justice “elements,” be part of the city’s general plan. Their example is included in the California Environmental Justice Alliance’s SB 1000 Implementation Toolkit, available here.

Water Equity Clearinghouse 

US Water Alliance released this online database that showcases innovative and promising practices in equitable water management and allows users to search for organizations by focus area, strategies, populations served, location, and more. They also released An Equitable Water Future briefing paper, which is the most comprehensive paper to date on the connections between water management and vulnerable communities living […]

River Network Equitable Practices Webinars

This two-part webinar series supports watershed organizations working towards equitable solutions. The first webinar addresses “The What, Why, and How of Relevancy, Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity” while the second focuses on “Grappling with Unconscious Bias for More Inclusive Water Protection & Restoration.”

NACWA Environmental Justice Report

The National Assoc. of Clean Water Agencies released a report entitled, “Opportunities for Municipal Clean Water Utilities to Advance Environmental Justice & Community Service.” The report features case studies and key findings from DC Water, Camden County, the City of Los Angeles Bureau of Sanitation, and more.

State Laws Inhibit Water Bill Assistance

This article features a new report published by the University of North Carolina’s Environmental Finance Center and explains how utilities in nearly every state are met with obtrusive state laws when trying to make water service more affordable for their low income customers.