The Exchange network is committed to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion. This article summarizes the U.S. Water Alliance’s findings for how water agencies around the country are confronting inequity.
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.
This article explains how and why cities’ most vulnerable populations face the brunt of climate change and natural disasters and provides recommendations for reversing this inequity.
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 […]
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.”
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.
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.
The mayor of Boston recently revealed a new city-wide resilience strategy, which will put environmental justice at the forefront of the city’s electoral conversation. To learn more about the new plan, entitled “Resilient Boston: An Equitable and Connected City,” click here.