What: Preventing the Next Flint: A Panel on the Safety of America’s Drinking Water
Where: 303 Cannon House Office Building
The Northeast-Midwest Institute, in collaboration with the Congressional Caucus on Corrosion Prevention, will hold a Congressional Briefing on Thursday, June 6th, to discuss the safety of drinking water in American homes and schools, specifically regarding lead contamination.
The Flint water crisis not only endangered the lives of the city’s residents, creating one of the largest public health crises and environmental justice disasters, it also re-awakened the country to poor quality infrastructure and inadequate safeguards protecting drinking water in our homes, schools, and communities. The briefing will provide a glimpse into the extent of the lead contamination crisis across much of the country, but will also focus on solutions such as lead testing standards, corrosion planning, technical training, and overcoming funding challenges. Experts from NACE International, the Northeast-Midwest Institute, and Environment America will speak at the briefing. The panelists at the briefing will include:
Sri Vedachalam, Northeast-Midwest Institute
Elaine Bowman, NACE International (moderator)
Terry Greenfield, NACE International
John Rumpler, Environment America
For more information, please contact Sri Vedachalam, Director, Safe Drinking Water Program at the Northeast-Midwest Institute.