July 2020. Water Affordability. Vulnerable Communities.
Water Prices are on the Rise
essential that the African American community across the U.S. become
more aware of the vast opportunities in the water sector, including
the aims and mission of the water utility of the future that promotes
more community engagement, empowerment and economic development. This
infographic represents facts about water affordability, which will be
further outlined in a forthcoming report by Dr. Afia Zakiya, CBCF
Senior Fellow, Water Infrastructure and Workforce Development. Dr.
Zakiya's previous publications are available for download below.
Careers and Opportunities for African Americans
access to clean, safe and affordable water is critical to our
economy, health, and way of life. This briefing note focuses on
career opportunities for African Americans with public water and
wastewater utilities responsible for providing such services.
Pathways Toward Workforce Diversity in the Water Sector
brief provides data and useful resources to inform African Americans
about the benefits of apprenticeships. It also identifies where
apprenticeships can be found that can help them start a journey
towards obtaining the middle-income and well-paying water careers
available now and in the future, especially in water utilities area.