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SARA GLADE – Evaluating and Designing Effective Arsenic Treatment Technology for Small, Low-Income Communities in California
April 21, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm PDT
THE ENERGY AND RESOURCES GROUP PRESENTS: SPEAKER: Sara Glade University of Colorado, Boulder DATE: April 21, 2021 TIME: 4:00-5:30 PM LOCATION: Zoom MEETING ID: 953 6989 7313 NOTE: Participants who are not eligible for a UC Berkeley-provided Zoom account can use a Zoom account provided by their institution, can create a free, consumer Zoom account (at https://zoom.us/freesignup/), or can dial in via the phone. DESCRIPTION: Arsenic contamination of groundwater continues to threaten access to safe drinking water for California’s most vulnerable small, socioeconomically disadvantaged communities. How does this disparity persist in California, the wealthiest state in the US and one of the world’s largest economies? In this talk, I will first introduce challenges to safe drinking water facing many small, low-income communities in the US. Then I will discuss field testing a novel treatment technology in a small, low-income community in California. Finally, I will offer (some) explanation for why disparities in access to safe drinking water persist in small, low-income communities in California. BIOGRAPHY: Sara Glade is a Postdoctoral Associate at the University of Colorado Boulder in the Resilient Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity Interdisciplinary Research Theme (RISE IRT). She received her PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, Master’s in Environmental Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology, and BS in Chemical Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology.