California has long struggled to provide safe and affordable drinking water to its low-income communities of color, but water insecurity is particularly acute in the arid south. As the State prepares for drought and other climate-driven disasters, how can concepts of climate change resilience and adaptation be folded into drinking water policy? What is the role of grassroots communities in defining adaptation strategies and policies? And most importantly, how can changes be made before the next climate disaster occurs?
Camille Pannu directs the Water Justice Clinic, a project of the Aoki Center for Critical Race and Nation Studies. The Water Justice Clinic partners with stakeholders to improve the sustainability of rural water systems; advocate for the inclusion of rural and low-income communities in water management decisions; and ensure that all Californians have access to safe, clean and affordable drinking water.
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