Across the country, communities face mounting threats to their water security. Increased climate change-related flooding, sea-level rise, and drought threaten people's homes, lives, and the ecosystems they rely upon. Decades of structural racism, infrastructure underinvestment, and unjust policies have created the perfect storm for the unprecedented disruption unleashed in our country by Covid-19. We, the Water Equity and Climate Resilience Caucus, started in 2019 to address these inequities -- centering frontline communities of color and low-income communities.
As a national network of organizations, we're continuously building a shared analysis and understanding of the problems, codifying policy strategies, and enabling members to deliver on water equity results for their communities.