Live Interactive Broadcast
America’s Water: Infrastructure in Peril
What to do. How to fix it. How to finance it.
Join David Brancaccio of American Public Media’s Marketplace 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.
Bring your voice and join national leaders in finance, water infrastructure, and policy.
Wednesday, May 11
10am EDT – 11:30am EDT
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A defining moment
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in Flint, Michigan, and countless other cities shows the risks to public health and economic well-being because of outdated infrastructure.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.
Join the conversation now
What are the biggest questions about the nation’s infrastructure you think need answers?
- Lead contamination?
- Fixing centuries-old systems?
- Large- and small-scale financing?
- Building resilient systems for a changing world?
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