On Tuesday December 4th, Pacific Institute Senior Researcher Laura Feinstein will lead a workshop on the findings and recommendations of the Pacific Institute report “Measuring Progress Toward Universal Access to Water and Sanitation in California” in Sacramento, California. Legislative and agency staff, non-governmental organizations, philanthropists, experts, and researchers are expected to attend.
In 2012, California’s Human Right to Water was passed, calling for safe, clean, affordable, and accessible water for all. While this legislation has served as the touchstone for drinking water and sanitation efforts across the state, access to this basic right remains unrealized in many California communities. The report offers a unified framework on how to measure progress toward universal access to water and sanitation in California. During this workshop, Dr. Feinstein will discuss what realizing the human right to water in California signifies in terms that are concrete, measurable, and aligned with prevailing laws and norms in the state. A variety of stakeholders will also have the opportunity to share perspectives through panel discussions on prioritizing measuring access to water and sanitation in California over the next year, examples of how that is being carried out, and the ways in which this data advances the policy debate around access to water and sanitation. Each segment of the workshop will be followed by an audience Q&A session.
Workshop Details: Room 127 in the CA State Capitol, Tuesday December 4th, 10:30 AM – 12 noon PST.
Who Should Attend: Legislators, agency members, and their staff; non-governmental organizations; funders; and researchers.