The WELL 2021 Virtual Conference aims to bring the link between water and the economy into the spotlight. While the world remains focused on the ongoing pandemic and subsequent economic challenges, WELL will highlight how water plays a pivotal role in the state’s economic recovery. We believe investments in water infrastructure will not only help mitigate climate change impacts and improve water security across the state, it will also help local governments get people back to work, something desperately needed to get back to pre-COVID economic levels. WELL will also look at the Human Right to Water through a COVID lens, breaking down water utility debt and the sunsetting moratorium on water bills for struggling families. The right to safe and affordable water for our rural communities and farmworkers also continue to be neglected, even as their importance to our economy soars to greater heights. Additionally, WELL refocuses attention to the growing water issues that existed well before the pandemic: water supply and drought, water reliability, and climate change. This all-encompassing conference will leave people walking away with this key takeaway: Water is a gift, and if cared for properly, it can play an important role in the state’s most pressing economic and social problems.
While it is our priority to make our educational content free and accessible to all, WELL is funded in part by your generous donations. Please consider supporting the WELL 2021 Virtual Conference by making a donation when you register. Our suggested donation is $50, but we will gratefully accept anything you are able to give. You can donate here: http://bit.ly/2MBusCF. Every dollar counts, and we appreciate your support!