Activity on Tap: Looking Across the Drinking Water Landscape

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April 9, 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm


Communities across the U.S. are addressing drinking water challenges, from systems coping with droughts or flooding, to people troubled by their tap water’s safety or affordability. Public passion for safe, affordable, accessible drinking water is also fueling organizing and advocacy in and across rural and urban places. The landscape of drinking water work is broad and varied, as are the responses being supported by foundations.

Funders are invited to the April 9 webinar, “Activity on Tap: Looking Across the Drinking Water Landscape,” (3-4 p.m. ET/ noon-1 p.m. PT) to learn about a new funder guide on drinking water, and hear highlights about three hubs of activity tackling drinking water challenges. The Biodiversity Funders Group, Environmental Grantmakers Association, the Funders’ Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities, Grantmakers In Health, and the Health and Environmental Funders Network are hosting the webinar to help funders understand the landscape of work and to strengthen connections among funders with varied drinking water interests.

The webinar lineup includes:

  • Juliet Christian-Smith, Water Foundation, who will introduce a new funder guide on drinking water and then moderate the webinar. (Read Juliet's recent blog, "Securing Safe Drinking Water for All.")
  • Radhika Fox, from the US Water Alliance, a hub for the “one water” movement involving utilities, public officials, the business community, environmental organizations, community leaders, policy organizations, and researchers. 
  • Tom Neltner, Environmental Defense Fund, on the Lead Service Line (LSL) Replacement Collaborative’s work to accelerate voluntary LSL replacement in communities across the U.S. 
  • Nse Witherspoon, Children’s Environmental Health Network, who will discuss drinking water partnerships and action within the National Environmental Health Partnership Council and through the Clean Water for All campaign.

Registration is now closed. Please email with questions.


From our Blog

South Fork of Snake River, Idaho. Source: Bob Wick, Bureau of Land Management (cover photo)
Blog posted on April 1, 2019
Juliet Christian-Smith, senior program officer at the Water Foundation, shares her thoughts and previews an introductory guide for funders on how philanthropy can help support sustainable and...

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