Media

Water sector reform

Congress on Track to Approve Millions More in Federal Funding for Water Debt Relief, Circle of Blue 2/25/2020.

Partnerships can offer safe, affordable water for Indiana communities, Op-Ed by Vicki Perry & Matthew Prine, Indianapolis Star, 8/2/2020

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

Private Water Utilities Stand by Record of Providing Infrastructure Solutions, NJ Spotlight, 12/3/2019.

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.

Affordability

Lack of Utility Data Obscures Customer Water Debt Problems, Circle of Blue 10/12/2020

Nine Things To Know About Household Water Debt, Circle of Blue 8/6/2020.

Millions of Americans are in Water Debt, Circle of Blue 8/4/2020.

In an Era of Rising Costs, Can Colorado Keep its Water Affordable? Water Education Colorado, 3/23/2020.

New water rates would soak NU and high-rises, Evanston Now 7/13/2019.

Chicago's Water Prices Are Skyrocketing Faster Than Other Great Lakes Cities, WBEZ (NPR Chicago) 2/14/2019.

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 2/7/2019.

Why Your Water Bill Is Rising Much Faster Than Inflation, Wall Street Journal 3/15/2018.

Study: Phoenix Water More Affordable Than Other Large Cities, KJZZ (NPR affiliate) 1/9/2018.

Water affordability is not just a local challenge, but a federal one too, The Avenue: Brookings, 1/25/2019.

Panel Recommends Changes to Two-Decade-Old EPA Water Affordability Guidelines, Circle of Blue 11/28/2017.

When It Comes To Water Service How Expensive Is Too Expensive?Circle of Blue 8/24/2017.

Environmental Justice

'A profound betrayal of trust': Why Jackson's water system is broken, Mississippi Today 3/24/2021.

Flooding, Pollution, Sprawl and Fragmented Governance — Northeast Ohio’s Water Systems Are Death by a Thousand Drops for Its Poorest Residents, Cleveland Scene 8/28/2020.

In the U.S., black, brown and poor people suffer the most from environmental contamination, Washington Post’s Monkeycage 9/18/2019.

Who owns America's water? Al Jazeera 6/9/2018.

How racism contributed to Charleston Park's drinking water problems, Fort Myers News-Press 12/31/2017.

Crumbling pipes, tainted water plague black communities, Center for Public Integrity 8/21/2017.

Navajo Nation to improve sewage treatment after violations, Native Times 12/16/2016.

Inspections show Navajo utility had years of violations, Arizona Daily Sun 12/9/2016:

Study Highlights Systemically Poor Federal Oversight Of Tribal Utilities, Water Online 11/17/2016.

Water utilities on tribal land need better enforcement, study says, Consumer Affairs 11/9/2016.

Drinking water in Indian Country: More violations, less EPA, Environmental Health News 11/6/2016.

Conservation

Is your neighbor wasting water? Snitching on them may ease California drought, study says, Sacramento Bee 7/9/2021.

Study: Spying on neighbors can reduce water waste, KNX1070 7/9/2021.

Water Management

What San Antonio’s Top Utility Officials Make, and What It Says About Energy and Water, Rivard Report 8/4/2019.

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

Radio / Podcasts

The governor has asked all of us to cut back on our water usage because of the drought. But will anyone really listen? Actually, they might if you snitch on them. KNX Newsradio Los Angeles In Depth, 7/9/2021.

Water We Talking About podcast, 5/15/21

Bottled Water and Trust in Our Institutions, Radio Health Journal 5/2/2021

Environmental Policy, Water & Public Utilities, 1050 Bascom podcast 3/10/2021

Water Affordability in Texas and Beyond, The Gulf Between podcast 3/10/2021

Professor Urges Incoming Biden Administration to Make Water Policy a Priority, KJZZ Phoenix (NPR Affiliate), 11/12/2020

The Value of Water in Real Life with Dr. Manny Teodor‪o, Water in Real Life podcast 5/5/2020

Water Governance with Manny Teodoro, The Water Values podcast 6/18/2019

Manny Teodoro on Affordability of Rates, Words on Water podcast 8/20/2018

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