Water Resources

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Scheuer named chair of East Maui Water Authority

The longtime champion of Native Hawaiian rights took the helm of a voter-created body that could significantly influence how water policy gets shaped and what projects get developed on the island’s east side going forward.
March 18, 2024
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Cohen connects coral decline to ballast discharge

Andrew Cohen’s letter to the editor in the Washington Post points out that ballast discharge is an important factor in coral reef disease and decline. He writes: “In recent years, coral reefs in Florida and elsewhere in the Caribbean have...
September 27, 2023
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Jonathan Scheuer on water issues surrounding Lāhainā fire

Jonathan Scheuer has been featured in recent New York Times, Washington Post, and local Hawaiian coverage of water rights fights in the wake of the Lāhainā fire on Maui.
August 23, 2023
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Lund op-ed: spearheading sustainable industries in Bangladesh garment industry

Bangladesh’s ready-made garment industry is championing the nation’s green transition
August 23, 2023
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Scheuer appointed to East Maui Water Board amid fiercely political process

The Maui County Council has confirmed Jonathan Likeke Scheuer to represent the Hawaiian Homes Commission on the board steering the new East Maui Community Water Authority, marking the council’s final action in a heated monthslong process to get it up and running.
July 26, 2023
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Vida Sanchez

2023 Fellow
Vida dreams of self-determined Black, Indigenous, and/or migrant farmworker communities providing the human right to safe and affordable access to clean water, air, food, and shelter for all in California’s Central Valley and beyond.
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Katelynn Warner

2023 Fellow
Katelynn studies the ecological mechanisms driving toxic cyanobacteria blooms to further understand when and why cyanobacteria produce harmful toxins that inhibit recreational uses of freshwater lakes.
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Itzel Vasquez-Rodriguez

2023 Fellow
Itzel is passionate about water justice policy and ensuring all Californians have access to safe and affordable drinking water. She has a background in legislation, research, non-profit work, and advocacy in communities of color and Indigenous communities.
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Orona talks Water Sovereignty and Artistry on Water Talk

“I’ve always been struck that people don’t know the very intensive history of activism in Northwestern California. There have been Supreme Court cases that have decided major land issues. The Klamath River dam removal, when it happens, will...
June 21, 2023
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Kaiȧulu: Gathering Tides with Mehana Blaich Vaughan

he InCommon Podcast interviewed Mehana, exploring how she came to write her book Kaiȧulu: Gathering Tides, and the themes and stories the book illuminates.
May 16, 2023