Category: Spotlights

Archive of Water Hub spotlights including features about people, places and partners. Includes staff spotlights, partner features and Rising Voices column in Maven’s Notebook.

11 Women Making History in the Water Justice Movement

11 Women Making History in the Water Justice Movement. Photos of Nayyirah Shariff, Nana Fofie Amina Bashir, Karma Mayet, Nana A. Korantemah Pierce Williams, Dr. Ife Afriye Fagbulu Kilimanjaro and Brenda Coley
In the United States, unfair water laws and outdated water infrastructure have created inequity in many communities. Despite these challenges, there are women who dedicate their lives to water justice to fight for the protection of our rivers and access to clean water and sanitation. Which is why this Women’s History Month we’re lifting up these women in the water movement: Director [...]
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Water Hub Staff Q&A: Sade Moore

New Water Hub Communications Associate Sade Moore shares her experiences and passions for environmental justice and storytelling. What’s your name, pronouns, and title? Sade Moore, She/Her/Hers, Communications Associate  Where do you call home? Richmond, Virginia What brought you to this work and why does water matter to you?  I’m a city girl who wasn’t always passionate about the environment. As a poet, [...]
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Rising Voices: Pacoima Beautiful, water and heat in the San Fernando Valley

Rising Voices is a column the Water Hub pens for Maven’s Notebook listening to advocates and organizers in California talk about water issues impacting local communities. This month, as we’ve seen as extreme heat radiates across the West, we checked in with Pacoima Beautiful’s policy director, Andres Ramirez, and lead project planner, Dora Frietze-Armenta, to talk about what’s going on in Los [...]
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Staff spotlight: Jessica Jewell

Hi there. Jessica here, the Water Hub’s new digital director. I’m incredibly humbled to introduce myself and to have the opportunity to be of service to folks fighting for water justice in the West and to support them to tell their stories. I’ve always been deeply passionate about the protection of the Earth and other living things whom we share our wild [...]
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The future of water infrastructure

With Congress considering billions of dollars in infrastructure funding to help rebuild the economy, we worked with WaterNow Alliance on a video making the case that the next wave of water investments should focus on green and localized infrastructure.  From green streets to stormwater parks and on-site water recycling systems, we are seeing communities across the country embrace solutions designed to make wiser use [...]
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Water justice in a warming world

I joined the Water Hub team a few weeks ago and am excited to introduce myself to our community of western water communicators, advocates and partners. Hello! ? While I now call Denver, Colorado home, my love of water and the outdoors goes back to growing up on the east coast in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. In elementary school, I spray-painted “Chesapeake [...]
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