​A conversation with Sabina Shaikh, University of Chicago​The burgeoning bottled water industry presents a paradox: Why do people choose expensive, environmentally destructive bottled water, rather than cheaper, sustainable, and more rigorously regulated tap water?

Sustainable solutions for Jackson, MississippiNot a sustainable solution. (Photo credit: Mississippitoday.org)National attention is back on drinking water utilities, and once again for all the wrong reasons. As readers of this blog surely know by now,

Cambridge University Press, 2022The choices people make about drinking water reveal deeper lessons about trust in government and civic life.The burgeoning bottled water industry presents a paradox: Why do people choose expensive, environmentally destructive

Ramiro Berardo, Director...And Water For All is an educational documentary about water affordability in Ohio. The film aims to amplify the voices of those who work toward providing clean, affordable water for all. Even

Sovereignty, primacy & environmental protectionPolicy Studies Journal, May 2020​Mellie Haider, Manuel P. TeodoroThe landmark American environmental laws of the 1970s originally made no mention of American Indian tribal lands, and subsequent research on environmental

​Sovereignty isn’t what’s on paper, it’s what flows through taps and riversEnvironmental sovereignty (Photo: nativenewsonline.net)America is slowly awakening to the dire state of tribal water and sewer systems. Access to drinking water and sanitation

Water Sector Reform #5: Environmental JusticePhoto credit: EJCW.orgWith a major federal investment in water infrastructure possibly on the horizon, the United States has a once-in-a-generation opportunity to leverage that money into a structural transformation of

Black, White, and Hispanic Americans experience water utility service differentlyThese women all seem happy with their water. But what discontents lurk behind those smiles?Over the past couple of years there’s been a growing recognition

Another way in which it’s tough to be poorBetter with more moneyDrinking water utilities are great, but they aren’t perfect. Sometimes there are problems. Do those problems occur randomly? Or are there observable patterns

Gender predicts concern for water utility issuescoliform contamination would make this way less romanticDo men and women think differently about their water utilities? In a recent post I wrote about some findings from a

​School leadership as a gendered professionPDK: Phi Delta KappanRobert Maranto, Kristen Carroll, Albert Cheng, and Manuel P. Teodoro​Even though the teaching profession is dominated by women, men hold more superintendent positions. The authors examine

Men’s and Women’s Career Advancement in Public AdministrationARPA: The American Review of Public AdministrationRobert Maranto, Manuel P. Teodoro, Kristen Carroll, and Albert ChengMy kids. Clinton, NY. 2009We explore the relationships between gender, career ambition,

hyperopia (hīˌpə-rōˈpē-ə). n. A condition in which visual images come to a focus behind the retina of the eye and vision is better for distant than for near objectsLast week I had the pleasure of speaking

Social Science QuarterlyDavid Switzer & Manuel P. Teodoro See Full Article ObjectivePast research yields inconsistent evidence of disparities in environmental quality by socioeconomic status (SES), race, and/or ethnicity. Since the political significance of race/ethnicity

Trust, Neglect, and JusticePSJ: Policy Studies JournalManuel P. Teodoro, Mellie Haider, David Switzer​This study investigates the implementation of U.S. environmental protection laws under American Indian tribal governance. The landmark laws of the 1970s that

Studying entitlements and capabilities, socio-cultural dynamics, and political processes, institutions and governanceWater SecurityAmber Wutich, Jessica Buddz, Laura Eichelberger, Jo Geere, Leila Harris, Wendy Jepson, Emma Norman, Kathleen O’Reilly, Amber Pearson, Sameer Shah, K. Simpson,

Water Research FoundationManuel Teodoro & Linda ReekieThis study developed a summary of the drinking water community executive ranks, including their demographics, educational qualifications, professional backgrounds, skills, career paths, and personalities. This information reveals who

Assessing the Equity of Municipal Water RatesJournal AWWAManuel P. Teodoro​Meaningful, scientific measures of water rate equity are elusive. Without a sound metric for equity, discussions of fairness in water rates are prone to political