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Flint Water Crisis: Fixing It

Lecture: Dr. Martin Kaufman, U-M Flint Geography, Planning and Environment Department
Monday Sept. 12, 2016
6:30 - 8:30
Walgreen Drama Center, Stamps Auditorium


"The Environmental Hazards of Aging Infrastructure in Flint, Michigan"

Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery

Dr. Martin Kaufman, the David M. French Professor of Earth Science at the University of Michigan-Flint, presented a public talk entitled "The Environmental Hazards of Aging Infrastructure in Flint, Michigan"  as part of the Emergent Research Conversation Series. He detailed results of his recent efforts to map the lead-based water infrastructure in Flint, Michigan, using a Geographic Information System (GIS) and the use of these maps to generate additional research inquiry. Linkages between hazard identification and hazard response during an environmental crisis were also explored.

Related: City of Flint news

Water Access and Management in Communities of Color: Who Else? Who's Next? What Now? (video of event)

Date: February 19, 2016
Running Time: 121:48

Panelists from Flint, Detroit, and Muskegon Heights discuss issues around water access and management and its impact on communities of color.
Sponsored by Multi Ethnic Student Affairs (MESA) in recognition of Black History Month.