The Urban Water Innovation Network lab group led by SSEHRI faculty member, Sharon Harlan, has released its report, Environmental Justice and Sustainable Urban Water Systems: Community Voices from Selected Cities in the United States. The researchers interviewed 45 leaders of community organizations in 2017-2018 about their perspectives on social inequities and environmental injustices related to local water resources in nine cities, the social origins of inequities, perceived structural barriers to sustainability, and their visions for sustainable urban water systems. Lauren Contorno, Sociology PhD candidate, is the principal report author. Lab members are working on related articles for journal publications. At the end of the report, readers are invited to join our online, open-access Slack platform to begin a conversation about urban water systems, equity, and sustainability.
To view the report, click here:
Contorno, Lauren, Mariana Sarango, Sharon L. Harlan (2018) Environmental Justice and Sustainable Urban Water Systems: Community Voices from Selected Cities in the United States. Northeastern University, Boston, MA.
To visit the online forum, click here.