H2O Catalyst Virtual Town Hall Wednesday May 11, AMERICA’S WATER: INFRASTRUCTURE IN PERIL

Water infrastructure as sidewalk art
Water infrastructure as sidewalk art

From H2OCatalyst.org:

Join David Brancaccio of American Public Media’s Marketplace on Wednesday, May 11th along with national experts and journalists for the first in an urgent H2O Catalyst series of interactive town hall broadcasts that explores the nation’s decaying water systems.

America built its water systems to last. But they will not last forever. Communities throughout the country face an era of replacement, repair, and reinvestment.

The stakes are high. Leaky pipes waste trillions of gallons per year. Droughts and floods inflict deep financial wounds. Lead contamination in Flint, Michigan, and countless other cities shows the risks to public health and economic well-being because of outdated infrastructure.

Beginning May 11 and running through fall 2016, Circle of Blue, American Public Media, and Columbia University — and a global audience — will dig deep and explore the state of the nation’s water infrastructure. From what happens when pipes and policies fail to the opportunities for innovative finance, policy, and technology.

Bring your voice Wednesday May 11, 10 a.m. — 11:30 a.m. (EDT) for the first of four dynamic town halls about America’s water infrastructure.

Register here.

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