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Toxic Floodwaters Webinar: Protecting Communities and their Water Resources from Extreme Weather and Chemical Disaster
On September 24, you'll hear from three leading clean water activists and legal experts whose work is increasingly focused on how climate impacts are compounding industrial disasters. These toxic spills pollute waterways and threaten the safety of communities already burdened by pollution and the climate crisis. With collaborative research and advocacy in Virginia and the Gulf Coast as a model, you'll learn about analytical and regulatory tools for preventing climate-induced chemical disasters.

James Riverkeeper Jamie Brunkow will discuss how the James River Association and its partners are using research, engagement, and advocacy to address the growing and related threats posed by climate change, industrial pollution, and social vulnerability to disaster in Virginia. Bayou City Waterkeeper and Executive Director Jordan Macha will discuss how her organization is using law and science to eliminate toxic pollution while strengthening the disaster resilience of human and natural systems in Houston and the Galveston Bay watershed. Drawing on examples from Hurricane Harvey, CPR Member Scholar and Professor Victor Flatt (Houston Law Center) will discuss how federal disaster policy, hazardous waste law, and lagging enforcement fail to protect vulnerable communities from chemical disasters. CPR Senior Policy Analyst (and former Baltimore Harbor Waterkeeper) David Flores will moderate the discussion.

This webinar is co-sponsored with Waterkeeper Alliance. Waterkeeper Alliance is a global nonprofit working to ensure that every community worldwide has drinkable, swimmable and fishable water. Today, more than 300 local Waterkeeper groups protect water on six continents. Learn more at www.waterkeeper.org.

Reminder: Those who have registered and are unable to attend will receive a link to the recording after the webinar.

Sep 24, 2020 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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