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WEBINAR – The Flint water crisis: Lessons learned

Past Event

The Flint water crisis: Lessons learned

Anna Clark, Doug Farquhar, and David Wessel

The Flint water crisis, involving lead contamination of the city’s drinking water and an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease, has been on the national radar for years—but there are still unanswered questions. What happened, and how? What are the health, political, and economic implications for the city and its people? How widespread is the lead problem in America’s water supplies? How are water utilities and governments responding? What are the possible solutions to address this public health problem?

Join us on Tuesday, February 5, 1:00-2:30 pm EST for a webinar on these topics. We’ll begin with presentations by Anna Clark (Author, Poisoned City: Flint’s Water and the American Urban Tragedy) on Flint and Douglas Farquhar (Program Director, Environmental Health, National Conference of State Legislatures) on what’s happening in other communities.

The presentations will be followed by a discussion with webinar participants.

The annual Municipal Finance Conference is sponsored by the Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy at Brookings, the Rosenberg Institute of Global Finance at Brandeis International Business School, the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy and Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis. The 2019 conference will be held at Brookings on July 15-16, 2019.


Presentation: What Happened and What’s Happening in Flint

Anna Clark

Author, - Poisoned City: Flint’s Water and the American Urban Tragedy

Presentation: What’s Going on with Water Safety Around the Country


Doug Farquhar

Program Director, Environmental Health - National Conference of State Legislatures

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