Taking the lead
When the Flint water crisis first made national headlines in 2016, public consciousness about water quality in the United States grew exponentially. The devastating situation in Michigan, which is still not resolved, exposed over 100,000 residents to contaminated drinking water and resulted in at least 12 deaths. Although the circumstances that led to this disaster were unique, water contamination in our country is not isolated to one city in the Midwest.
Originally published: December 23, 2019
Author: Michael Bernstein
Position: Interim President
Institution: Stony Brook University
Published by: University Business