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McKenzie Patrice Croom Flint Community Lab Receives 2020 US Water Prize

Posted on July 17, 2020 by

(Pictured – Shelly Sparks, Flint Development Center Director, presented with the 2020 US Water Prize commemorative glass sculpture)   For Immediate ReleaseJuly 17, 2020 Petoskey and Flint, Michigan – The McKenzie Patrice Croom Flint Community Water Lab, the first of its kind in the world, provides a trusted laboratory for Flint, Michigan residents for water […]

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Freshwater Weekly: July 13, 2020

Posted on July 13, 2020 by

July 10, 2020 This week: Legislation to Address Water Access Focus of All About Water Webinars + Governor Whitmer Extends Water Reconnection To Year’s End   + Great Lake Water Temperatures Spike Due to Heat + Michigan Airports Receive $2.5 Million In Grants For PFAS Testing + Wastewater Can Show Early Detection of COVID-19 Outbreaks […]

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Environmental Justice is More Than Just Us: The Continued Quest for Freedom

Posted on July 6, 2020 by

Reflecting on Juneteenth and the Environmental Movement Crystal M.C. Davis, Alliance for the Great Lakes, Director for Policy and Strategic Engagement July 19, 2020 The sounds of vibrant fireworks, smoky barbecues and patriotic parades make people across the nation excited about celebrating the 4th of July and our nation’s freedom from Great Britain’s rule. However […]

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Session Recordings

Posted on July 6, 2020 by

All About Water Webinar Session Recordings Please find below the available recordings from previous AAW webinar sessions. Session #1: Equity & Water Affordability Session #2: Community & Water Affordability Session #3: Public Health & Water Affordability Session #4: Government & Water Affordability Session #5: Policy & Water Affordability Session #6: Strategy Session

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Session Presentations

Posted on June 25, 2020 by

All About Water Session Presentations Pleas find below all of the available presentations given during each webinar session. Session #1: Equity & Water Affordability Dr. Peter Hammer: The Historic Harm, Inequities, & Water Affordability: Rates, Race, & Infrastructure Dr. Sujata Shetty: Equity and Water Affordability: Toledo Poverty Study Dr. Hope Bland: Systemic Racism: What is […]

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Freshwater Weekly: June 15th, 2020

Posted on June 15, 2020 by

June 12, 2020 This week: Speaking Common Threads in Our Communities Through Poetry +No Water Service Restoration Chicago+ Anishinaabe Lead on Adapting to Climate Change + Michigan Senators Introduce a Bill to Protect Waterways and Public Health Speaking of Common Threads in Our Communities Through Poetry Freshwater Future staff member Brandon Tyus expressed his reactions […]

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Dear White People

Posted on June 11, 2020 by

 I grit my teeth beneath the heat A different face but the theme is on repeat See my shade as the voice of the deceased Hearts and heads that suffer silently As we see the guilty cop plea or accessories set free living life “la da dee” While the only moment we see as set […]

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Freshwater Weekly May 29, 2020

Posted on June 1, 2020 by

May 29, 2020 TThis week: Floodwaters Mix with Chemicals After Dam Failures + Some Residents of Chicago May Find Relief from Lack of Running Water + Funding for Lakewalk in Duluth Approved + Wind Turbines in Lake Erie Moves Forward with Limitations + Our Own Alicia Smith Receives “Urban Waters Learning Network Award” Floodwaters Mix […]

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Freshwater Weekly: May 18, 2020

Posted on May 18, 2020 by

May 15, 2020 This week: Freshwater Future Applauds New Ohio Bills to Protect Water Safety and Affordability + Covid-19 Stimulus Package Should Support Green Water Infrastructure + 3D Mapping of Plastic Pollution in Lake Erie + Sewage Could Help Track Coronavirus + Lake Michigan/Huron Breaks Water Level Record Four Months Running Freshwater Future Applauds New […]

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