Southern Regional Water Network
We know that 2021 was another major year for climate-driven disasters in the South. From winter storms to floods to hurricanes, millions of Southerners went without access to drinking water at some point this year. From clean and safe water accessibility to sea level rise, we in the South know that climate and water policy are deeply connected. At the same time, COVID-19 and the accompanying economic crisis have left people unable to pay their water bills and at risk of shutoff. Though the Build Back Better Bill has stalled in Congress, the infrastructure spending bill that passed in the fall will devote billions of dollars to water infrastructure. Even this is not enough, which is why we must ensure our Southern voices are part of the national conversation.
Please join us for a virtual regional convening on Friday, August 26 at 1:00 ET/12:00 CT to discuss advancing water policy that prioritizes frontline communities from a Southern perspective. Register here for call-in info.
Gulf Coast Center for Law & Policy (GCCLP) co-chairs the national Water Equity and Climate Resilience Caucus (WECR) with PolicyLink. This national collective of frontline water protectors and allies has an opportunity to play a larger role in influencing federal water policy. We need your input to make sure the South is heard.