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National Academy of Sciences Climate Conversations on Water Justice and Climate Change

On June 22, 2022, the National Academy of Sciences presents the webinar Climate Conversations: Water Justice — a conversation about access to clean and safe drinking water amidst climate change in the United States. Justin Worland of TIME moderates a conversation between Tirusew Asefa of Tampa Bay Water and Laurel Firestone of California State Water Resources Control Board. Asefa and Firestone discuss how policy and infrastructure address access to drinking water and build resilience to climate change.

“Millions of people in the U.S. currently lack access to clean and safe drinking water, particularly in low-income rural areas and in communities of color.” To compound the problem surrounding drinking water, climate change creates additional threats, including “…droughts that diminish surface water bodies, algal blooms and salt-water intrusion that contaminate water supplies, and floods that overwhelm water treatment facilities.”

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American Society of Civil Engineers COP26 Climate Statement Urges UN Action

As the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) begins, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) issues a COP26 climate statement or “communique,” to address climate change and encourage infrastructure resiliency.

Prepared by the ASCE Committee on Sustainability and approved by the ASCE Board of Direction during its quarterly meeting in October of 2021, the ASCE COP26 communique aligns with the ASCE Policy Statement 360 on climate change.

Further, the communique calls for “…developing a new paradigm for engineering practice in a world in which climate is changing but the rate and extent of change and subsequent impacts cannot be projected with a high degree of certainty.”

The climate statement recommends “…revisions to engineering design standards, codes, regulations, and associated laws that strengthen the sustainability and resiliency of infrastructure at high risk of being affected by climate change.”

ASCE 2022 President Dennis Truax asserts that “…the imperative to act now to mitigate climate change is becoming plainer by the day… engineers play as critical a role as there is in reducing carbon emissions from our infrastructure.”

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