New Reporter Resource: Experts Directory
The Water Hub's Color of Water Initiative was created to build voice and visibility for people of color in the water movement. Our goal is to resource reporters with a more diverse set of experts in the water field and build capacity for these spokespeople to elevate the stories of their communities, which have often been left out of conversations around water.
From water access and drought response in California, the Colorado River, and on the Navajo Nation; lead pipe replacement, shutoffs and affordability, and PFAS pollution in the Great Lakes; to recurring flooding and water infrastructure failure in the South — Color of Water members share their first-hand experience dealing with water challenges and climate resilience and developing community-based solutions all across the country.
This is why we’re offering a growing list of over 50 spokespeople including:
- underrepresented voices of Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Asian and Pacific Islander, and other people of color (including LGBTQ2S+ people of color)
- different types of expertise and ways of knowing including lived experience, traditional practices, and ancestral knowledge
- people who work in fields that intersect with water, like health, farming, housing, forest management, urban development, spirituality, and more
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