Two Combined Sessions
The Segregation of Water
Speaker: Neomy Lesieutre
This presentation looks at the disparities in water systems found in Wisconsin cities. Milwaukee and Madison provide examples where solutions to water problems have had uneven impacts on people of color. A just strategy for climate and water will need to address these impacts.
Healthy Waters for All
Speakers: Brenda Coley and Kirsten Shead
Milwaukee Water Commons carries out mission-driven work to help catalyze Milwaukee as a true model Water City—a place where all residents have a stake in the health of their waters and share in both stewardship and benefit alike. This presentation will highlight several projects that Milwaukee Water Commons is leading. The organization uses several frameworks to organize actions: a commons philosophy, environmental justice, collective impact, and community engagement. Their approach is reflected in important parts of the recently completed Governor's Climate Task Force report.