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At the Tap: Tools to Identify & Address Community Drinking Water Concerns in Los Angeles County

UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM (PST)

At the Tap: Tools to Identify & Address Community...

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Mistrust of tap water by residents is greater in Los Angeles County than in most of the U.S. Moreover, there are multiple, well documented accounts of continuously discolored, foul-smelling and poor-tasting water coming out of taps in largely disadvantaged communities served by publicly-regulated drinking water systems across the County. Mistrust and under-use of tap water has both negative health and affordability consequences which undermine the intent of California's Human Right to Water.

Please join the UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation, community members, and stakeholders from across Los Angeles for the launch of an engaging discussion on the challenges and solutions to address mistrust of public drinking water in Greater Los Angeles.  This launch session will bring together a variety of stakeholders to discuss the actionable next steps necessary to monitor, improve and increase trust in tap water quality in the region and move Los Angeles County towards a more equitable and sustainable water future.

Agenda

Continental breakfast (8:30-9:00 AM)
Introductory remarks (9:00-9:10)
County-scale indicators of drinking water compliance and source quality (9:10-9:30)
Introduction and framing of the problem (9:30-10:00)
Community stories of drinking water contamination in LA County (10:00-10:45)
Break (10:45-11:00)
Groundwater problems and the tap in LA County (11-11:30)
Distribution system dynamics and the tap in LA County (11:30-12:15 PM)
Networking Lunch (12:15-1:00)
Breakout discussion sessions (1:00-1:30)
Community-based interventions to address mistrust (1:30-2:00)
Regulatory interventions to address mistrust and Q&A (2:00-2:45)
Feedback from discussion groups (2:45-3:00)
Closing: Where do we go from here? (3:00-3:15)
Optional: Museum gallery viewing (3:15:5:00)

At the Tap is made possible with the generous support of the Water Foundation and the leadership of the Environmental Justice Coalition for Water, Environmental Justice Center for Water, Environment Now, and the following units at UCLA: UCLA Luskin Center's Sustainable Water Initiative, the Center for Neighborhood Knowledge, Sustainable LA Grand Challenges, the Water Technology Research Center, and the Water Faculty Group.

Your participation would significantly enhance the discussion, so we very much hope you can join us. If you are unable to attend, we invite you to nominate a colleague with relevant expertise to attend. We look forward to seeing you at the event.

Have questions about At the Tap: Tools to Identify & Address Community Drinking Water Concerns in Los Angeles County? Contact UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation

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Japanese American National Museum
100 North Central Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM (PST)


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UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation

The mission of the UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation is to unite UCLA scholars with forward-looking civic leaders to address the most pressing issues confronting our community, nation and world.

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