Drinking Water Guide: A Resource for Advocates

Jun
4
Tuesday, 06/04/2019
2:00 PM EST - 3:30 PM EST

Event Info

Drinking Water Guide: A Resource for Advocates

Tuesday, June 4th 2:00-3:30 PM EST Presenters:
  • Katherine Baer, River Network
  • Carolyn Gillette, Senior Program Manager, ERG
Summary of Webinar: Drinking water crises in Flint, Toledo, West Virginia and other places have starkly highlighted the need to invest in our natural and built infrastructure while also ensuring that all customers have access to safe and healthy water.  River Network recently released a Drinking Water Guide to serve as a central resource to support individuals and organizations seeking to engage on drinking water safety, sustainability and access at the local, state or national level.  Guided by a Great Lakes–based Advisory Committee, the Drinking Water Guide provides in-depth information, resources, and case studies organized into sections that answer these fundamental questions:
  1. Where does drinking water come from? How can we protect our drinking water?
  2. What does a drinking water system do?
  3. How do we ensure water is safe to drink?
  4. How is drinking water cost calculated? What do water bills pay for?
  5. How will climate change affect our water? What can we do about it?
  6. How can we support community advocacy and engagement on drinking water issues?
Join this webinar to learn more about this resource and how to engage on drinking water issues. We will step through the guide, including case studies and resources, get feedback from participants on how additional materials and outreach could increase community accessibility and engagement on these topics.

The Drinking Water Guide is available for download at rivernetwork.org/drinking-water-guide.

Registration Link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5470142215255038220