Is Flint a Signal of Things to Come? Our Nation's Water Infrastructure Issues

Date: 
September 26, 2019 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Title: 
Professor of Practice, Earth and Environmental Science and Executive Director of The Water Center
Affiliation: 
University of Pennsylvania

It’s no secret that U.S. water infrastructure is failing. Flint, Michigan; Newark, New Jersey and other cities are experiencing serious water crises. Bad news captures headlines, but is there hope on the horizon? In his talk, Howard Neukrug, the former Commissioner and CEO of Philadelphia Water, will explain the underlying factors that led to these water crises and what can be done to minimize similar problems in the future. He’ll also share some positive trends in innovation and ingenuity in the water sector.