Flushed and Forgotten: Sanitation and Wastewater in Rural Communities in the United States

May 14, 2019 | Michelle Shapiro

A new report from the Alabama Center for Rural Enterprise (ACRE), the Columbia Law School Human Rights Clinic, and the Institute for the Study of Human Rights at Columbia University seeks to bring attention to the unique plight of rural U.S. communities struggling to secure basic sanitation and wastewater.

The problem of inadequate and unaffordable water services has received increasing coverage in recent years,and the focus here is on bringing attention to less well-known structural challenges that impede access to sanitation, and the unique ways they impact rural residents.

Read more.


636530147572900000

About Michelle Shapiro

Michelle Shapiro is a communication specialist for the Environmental Health & Disability team at NACCHO.

More posts by Michelle Shapiro

Related Posts

Mother Playing With Baby
  • COVID-19
  • Tools & Resources
  • Webinar
  • Maternal, Child, & Adolescent Health

Recap: [NACCHO Webinar] Protecting Children’s...

During NACCHO’s webinar, “Protecting Children’s Environmental Health During...

May 05, 2021 | Angana Roy

Recap: [NACCHO Webinar] Protecting Children’s...

Webinar
  • COVID-19
  • Webinar

Webinar: Community-Led COVID-19 Messaging that Supports...

Join this webinar on Tuesday, May 11, 3:00-4:00 pm ET.

May 05, 2021 | Beth Hess

Webinar: Community-Led COVID-19 Messaging that Supports...

Capitol Dome with Mic typeface display V3
  • Podcast

Podcast from Washington: The FRED Overdose Simulator Tool

The Framework for Reconstructing Epidemiologic Dynamics (FRED) simulator for...

May 05, 2021 | Ian Goldstein

Podcast from Washington: The FRED Overdose Simulator Tool

Encapsulate 2171373 1280
  • Antibiotic Resistance

New Resource: New Study Sets Baseline to Measure Quality...

CDC’s Dr. Neuhauser and Pew’s Dr. Hyun share progress that has been made in...

May 04, 2021 | Kimberly Nalley

New Resource: New Study Sets Baseline to Measure Quality...

Hepatitis Awareness Month2021
  • COVID-19
  • HIV, STI, & Viral Hepatitis

Hepatitis Awareness Month

May is Hepatitis Awareness Month, an opportunity to raise awareness about and...

May 03, 2021 | Shalesha Majors

Hepatitis Awareness Month

I Stock 1255590806 healthcare staff resized
  • COVID-19

House Subcommittee Holds Hearing on the Long-Term...

On April 28, the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, presided...

Apr 29, 2021 | Cameron Etessami

House Subcommittee Holds Hearing on the Long-Term...

Children running 2
  • Maternal, Child, & Adolescent Health
  • Opportunity

Ensuring Safe Early Childcare Facilities: Local Health...

NACCHO invites interested LHDs to join the upcoming Choose Safe Places (CSP)...

Apr 29, 2021 | Adelaide Appiah

Ensuring Safe Early Childcare Facilities: Local Health...

Menthol2
  • Press Release

NACCHO Applauds FDA’s Move to Prohibit Menthol Flavor

“NACCHO applauds today’s decision by the FDA to take action to prohibit menthol...

Apr 29, 2021 | Theresa Spinner

NACCHO Applauds FDA’s Move to Prohibit Menthol Flavor

HOPWA
  • Funding Opportunity
  • HIV, STI, & Viral Hepatitis

HUD Announces $41 Million HOPWA Funding Opportunity:...

The Department of Housing and Urban Development is making $41 million available...

Apr 29, 2021

HUD Announces $41 Million HOPWA Funding Opportunity:...

Back to Top