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.


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.

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

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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