Water sector reform

"As Iowa Caucuses Approach, Where do Democratic Candidates Stand on Water?" Circle of Blue 1/30/20.  

"Warren has a Plan for Your Drinking Water--but it's Risky," Op-Ed by Seth Siegel, Wall Street Journal, 1/2/20.

"The Water Safety Conundrum," Route Fifty, 12/30/19.

"We get our water from more than 600 systems. That's got to change, official says," Newark Star-Ledger, 9/30/2019.

Regulatory Compliance

"Lead Pipes That Tainted Newark's Water Are Found Across Us," New York Times 9/13/2019.

Legislators note slow progress on state’s water quality management law,NJTV News, ​9/2019.

"NJ's Water System Accountability Law a Model - If It's Followed," NJ101.5, 9/15/2019.

Here are the Places that Struggle to Meet the Rules on Drinking Water,” New York Times 2/12/18.

Millions consumed potentially unsafe water in the past 10 years,” Texas Tribune 8/16/17.

63 million Americans exposed to unsafe drinking water,” USA Today 8/14/17.

Why It's So Disturbingly Common for Water Regulation to Fail,” CityLab 2/12/16.

Government agencies are more likely to pollute — and less likely to be punished,” The Week 10/26/16.

Government agencies less likely than private firms to comply with environmental regulations,” Science Daily 10/13/15.

The Privatization of Public Utilities Has One Major Upside,” CityLab 7/17/15.


“New water rates would soak NU and high-rises,” Evanston Now 7/13/19:

“Chicago's Water Prices Are Skyrocketing Faster Than Other Great Lakes Cities,” WBEZ (NPR Chicago) 2/14/19:

“So Close, Yet So Costly: In cities on the Great Lakes, water pipes are crumbling and poor people are paying the price,” American Public Media 2/7/19:

“Why Your Water Bill Is Rising Much Faster Than Inflation,” Wall Street Journal 3/15/18:

“Study: Phoenix Water More Affordable Than Other Large Cities,” KJZZ (NPR affiliate):

“Water affordability is not just a local challenge, but a federal one too,” The Avenue: Brookings:

“Panel Recommends Changes to Two-Decade-Old EPA Water Affordability Guidelines,” Circle of Blue 11/28/17:

“When It Comes To Water Service How Expensive Is Too Expensive?” Circle of Blue 8/24/17:

Environmental Justice

“In the U.S., black, brown and poor people suffer the most from environmental contamination,” Washington Post’s Monkeycage 9/18/19:

“Who owns America's water?” Al Jazeera 6/9/18:

“How racism contributed to Charleston Park's drinking water problems,” Fort Myers News-Press 12/31/17:

“Crumbling pipes, tainted water plague black communities,” Center for Public Integrity 8/21/17:

“Navajo Nation to improve sewage treatment after violations,” Native Times 12/16/16:

“Inspections show Navajo utility had years of violations,” Arizona Daily Sun 12/9/16:

“Study Highlights Systemically Poor Federal Oversight Of Tribal Utilities,” Water Online 11/17/16:

“Water utilities on tribal land need better enforcement, study says,” Consumer Affairs 11/9/16:

“Drinking water in Indian Country: More violations, less EPA,” Environmental Health News 11/6/16:

Water Management

“What San Antonio’s Top Utility Officials Make, and What It Says About Energy and Water,” Rivard Report 8/4/19:

“Investing in H2O: Water utilities balance financial, social, political challenges,” Texas Water Resources Institute, Summer 2019: