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The First Community-Based Laboratory of Its Kind in the World: The Flint Community Lab Celebrates Grand Opening

Posted on October 9, 2020 by

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 9, 2020 Media Contacts: Shelly Sparks, Flint Development Center – ssparks@flintdc.org /810-422-9833 Leslie Burk, Freshwater Future – leslie@freshwaterfuture.org /231-348-8200 Marcia Gray, Thermo Fisher Scientific/Nalgene Water Fund – mgray@graycreate.com /617-990-7720 The First Community-Based Laboratory of Its Kind in the World: The Flint Community Lab Celebrates Grand Opening Flint, MI – On Friday, […]

Flint Community Lab Celebrates Virtual Grand Opening – Livestreamed on October 9th, 2020!

Posted on October 2, 2020 by

On Friday, October 9th, 2020, 11:00am EST, Flint Community Lab partners, staff, and students along with funders and community leaders will celebrate the grand opening of The McKenzie Patrice Croom Flint Community Lab. The event will be livestreamed to protect public health and follow Covid-19 protocols. Join us as we celebrate the virtual grand opening […]

City of Toledo Receives EPA Grant to Utilize Artificial Intelligence to Identify Lead Water Lines

Posted on October 1, 2020 by

For years, Junction Coalition, a Toledo Community Organization, has partnered with Freshwater Future to tackle water related issues such as: lead service lines, harmful algae blooms (HABS), water disconnection, and many more water-related disparities that directly and indirectly impact minority and low-socioeconomic communities the most. Now, these groups and others are partnering to tackle lead […]

Water Affordability

Posted on October 1, 2020 by
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Water affordability is a growing problem in the United States. Researchers have estimated that within the coming few years, approximately 33% of the U.S. population will have water bills that are not affordable. When determining whether water is affordable, water rates are compared to household income. The United Nations for example, has determined that bills […]

Freshwater Future Applauds WaterLegacy’s Defense for Clean Water

Posted on September 18, 2020 by

Freshwater Future Applauds WaterLegacy As They Continue To Tell PolyMet “No!” Freshwater Future applauds WaterLegacy as they continue to defend Minnesota water quality standards from industry rollbacks to protect the environment and people within the community from a controversial mine project. WaterLegacy has developed a cohort of partners from indigenious tribes and food gatherers to […]

Freshwater Weekly: September 11, 2020

Posted on September 13, 2020 by

THIS WEEK: Fish Elevator Improves Lake Sturgeons Spawning Success Rate + Water Quality: A Focal Point For The Great Lake States + Milwaukee Is Far From Their Goal Of 1,100 Replaced Lead Lines By Year’s End + Fall Project Grants Due September 30!  Fish Elevator Good News for Lake Sturgeon The once abundant population of lake sturgeon […]

2020 Water Is Life Event Goes Virtual September 5-6th

Posted on September 4, 2020 by

A free public event centering indigeneity, water, art, and the power of community Emmet County, MI – The Water Is Life Festival (WILF) is an annual event that celebrates our connection to the water and builds power through community so we can work towards living in a holistic way with the water and protect it […]

Toledo Water Council Fully Supports the $50,000 Grant for Full Lead Line Repair

Posted on September 4, 2020 by

Department of Public Utilities Is Awarded $50,000 For Full Lead Line Repair to families living without their water during COVID-19 The City of Toledo, Department of Neighborhood awarded the Department of Public Utilities (DPU) $50,000 in support of full lead line repair to residents who are currently living without running water in their home. The […]

Chicago Water Council Locates Residents Without Water, And There’s More

Posted on August 28, 2020 by

Amid COVID-19, Freshwater Future has doubled down on their support for water councils through the Great Lake region to ensure people have running water in their homes. In April of 2020, a reporter in Chicago, IL disclosed information cultivated through an investigation on the number of Chicago residents living without running water. Revealing a staggering […]

BHCWC Water Filter Drive Thru Event Shows Up And Shows Out

Posted on August 28, 2020 by

Residents of Benton Harbor, Michigan have always carried a strong spirit of justice and equitable treatment. They are not to be pushed around and their tenacity caught the attention of Freshwater Future — summer of 2018 a partnership was conceived and the Benton Harbor Community Water Council (BHCWC) was born. Spring of 2018 water samples […]

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