WEBINAR: The Real Cost of the US Water Gap: 2.2M Americans Without Taps and Toilets

OCTOBER 12, 2022 | 1:00 - 2:00 PM ET

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Speaker

George McGraw
Water Access Expert & Human Rights Advocate
CEO and Founder, Dig Deep

George McGraw is a leading expert on water and sanitation in the United States and around the world. He currently serves as the Founder & CEO of DigDeep, the only WaSH (water, sanitation and hygiene) organization solely focused on the USA. In 2019, he co-authored the ‘Closing the Water Access Gap in the United States’ Report, an explosive study that revealed over 2.2 million Americans currently live without a tap or toilet at home, with race being the #1 predictor of water insecurity.

Description

At least 2.2 million Americans still don’t have running water at home, costing the US economy $8.58 billion each year. But there’s hope. Every $1 spent on closing the water access gap yields nearly $5 in societal benefits—an incredible return on investment. Meet the Americans living in the “Water Gap”… without the taps and toilets many of us take for granted. Hear their stories, understand the forces driving this challenge, and listen to the latest economic data outlining the hundreds of billions in economic benefits we could generate by closing the gap for good.

Learning Objectives

  1. Define the US “water access gap” and identify the social and economic forces driving the problem.
  2. Assess the economic and social benefits of closing the gap for good.
  3. Advocate for Americans without basic services in your organization.

Webinar Recording & PDH Certificate

Included with your webinar registration is access to a recording of the program and a fillable certificate to self-report your Professional Development Hour (PDH)/Continuing Education Credit (CEU). Your certificate will be available to download and a link to the recording of this webinar will be sent within a week of the live program from [email protected]. The recording is exclusively for you, the registrant of the webinar. They are not to be shared or forwarded.

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