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Rural Water Issues: Progress and Challenges in Implementing California’s Human Right to Water

October 8, 2019 (1:00 - 2:30 PM ET)

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Call In Number: 888-273-3506 (ID: 7858798)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has launched a training webinar series to build the capacity of environmental justice practitioners working at the state level. The fifth webinar on “Rural ater Issues (Part 1): Progress and Challenges in Implementing California’s Human Right to Water” is now open for registration.

This webinar will focus on how the State of California is developing and implementing a Human Right to Water Framework to address overburdened and disadvantaged communities, particularly those in rural areas. This framework involves policies, analytical tools and resources to ensure safe, accessible and affordable water for all. Our illustrious panel will discuss progress and challenges, including those related to climate change. As lack of safe, accessible and affordable water persists as a critical problem throughout rural America, we will be conducting a second webinar (Part 2) on model programs from other states.


  • E. Joaquin Esquivel, Chair, California Water Resources Control Board

  • Susana De Anda, Executive Director and Co-Founder, Community Water Center

  • Carolina Balazs, Research Scientist, Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment, CalEPA

Registration is required. Registered participants will receive details on how to access the webinar when you register. Please share this information with your colleagues and networks.

The first four webinars in this series focused on:

  • Identifying and Prioritizing Environmentally Impacted and Vulnerable Communities (April 16, 2019); Recording available at:

  • Enhancing Community Involvement in the Regulatory Process (May 15, 2019); Recording available at:

  • Using Comprehensive Area-Wide Planning to Promote Equitable Development (June 18, 2019); Recording available at:

  • Application of Environmental Justice to State Environmental Impact Assessment (July 23, 2019); Recording available at:

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For questions about the series, please contact: Charles Lee at

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