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https:/soundcloud.com/circleofblue/speaking-of-water-looking-back-at-2018-ahead-to-2019/ Speaking of Water – Looking back at 2018, ahead to 2019. December 21, 2019. Circle of Blue senior reporter, Brett Walton, spoke with Heather Cooley of the Pacific Institute and Will Sarni of Water Foundry on U.S. water news and trends to remember, from western water negotiations, business risks and opportunities, and the Clean Water Act. Equally important are the stories which need more attention https://www.circleofblue.org/2017/world/timeline-california-human-right-water/ Timeline: California Human Right to Water. Brett Walton. Circle of Blue. September 13, 2017 https://www.circleofblue.org/2017/world/california-mobile-home-park-residents-face-barriers-clean-water/?mc_cid=ca2a01ef07&mc_eid=322767800e California Mobile Home Park Residents Face Barriers to Clean Water. by Brett Walton. Circle of Blue Water News. October 13, 2017. https://www.waterboards.ca.gov/water_issues/programs/hr2w/ Human Right to Water Portal. California State Water Resources Control Board. https://www.law.berkeley.edu/files/Water_Report_ 2013_Interactive_ FINAL.pdf The Human Right to Water Bill in California: An implementation framework for state agencies. International Human Rights Law Clinic. University of California, Berkeley, School of Law May 2013. https://www.aclunc.org/sites/default/files/SurveyReport.pdf A Survey of Efforts to Achieve Universal Access to Water and Sanitation in California. ACLU Northern California and Pacific Institute. April 2018. (Report is the first in a series on the human right to water in California.) https://www.aclunc.org/news/california-s-human-right-water-unrealized-many-communities California’s Human Right to Water Unrealized in Many Communities. ACLU Northern California. April 19, 2018. (Report is the first in a series on the human right to water in California.) https://www.nrdc.org/onearth/water-human-rightt Is water a human right? Brian Palmer. On Earth (NRDC). March 3, 2016 https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/USCODE-2010-title42/pdf/USCODE-2010-title42-chap6A-subchapXII.pdf Safe Drinking Water Act http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201120120AB685 California State Assembly Bill 685 http://efc.web.unc.edu/2018/05/02/californias-legislative-effort-to-address-drinking-water-affordability/California’s Legislative Effort to Address Drinking Water Affordability. Claudia Flores. University of North Carolina Environmental Finance Center. May 2, 2018. http://undocs.org/A/RES/64/292 United Nations General Assembly. Human Rights Council. Report of the Special Rapporteur on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation, Catarina de Albuquerque. 2 August 2011. Mission to the United States of America https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l3P893QyeRM Water and sanitation in the USA UN Human Rights. Video. Sep 15, 2011. UN independent expert on water and sanitation Catarina de Albuquerque says she was shocked that in the richest economy in the world there are still people lacking safe affordable water and sanitation. http://www.recodenow.org/diversity-equity-inclusion-in-water-systems/ Analysis of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion in Water Systems — We invite your feedback. Recode. Accessed Feb 1, 2019. https://chbooks.com/Books/N/No-Place-To-Go No Place to Go: How Public Toilets Fail our Private Needs. By Lezlie Lowe. Coach House Books. Released Sept 14, 2018. https://www.bisnow.com/seattle/news/affordable-housing/portland-developer-continues-efforts-to-help-homeless-89912?utm_source=CopyShare&utm_medium=Browser Columbia Sportswear’s Tim Boyle, and Don Mazziotti https://www.linkedin.com/in/don-f-mazziotti-911161b/ $1.5 million funding from Columbia Sportswear’s Tim Boyle. https://www.wweek.com/news/city/2018/04/15/five-keys-facts-about-the-1-5-million-donation-that-brings-homer-williams-closer-to-opening-a-homeless-shelter/ Five Keys Facts About the $1.5 Million Donation That Brings Homer Williams Closer to Opening a Homeless Shelter. A few things that were notable at the press conference and about Williams’ about-face. By Rachel Monahan. Willamette Week. April 15, 2018. In the most authoritative and strongest terms yet, Portland’s housing market was identified as a public health crisis: “The lack of affordable housing is the most important public health problem in our community,” said Oregon David Bangsberg, dean of the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health. https://www.koin.com/news/local/multnomah-county/suit-filed-against-harbor-of-hope-s-homeless-shelter/1624228066 Suit filed against Harbor of Hope’s homeless shelter. Developers Jim Winkler, Homer Williams don’t agree on the location. By Jim Redden. Portland Tribune/KOIN. Nov 28, 2018


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