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Join Bridge and Circle of Blue for a discussion about aging water infrastructure

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Bridge Michigan invites readers to join us from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. on May 11 for a Zoom discussion about the state and region’s decrepit water infrastructure. 

In this hour, we'll look at Michigan's water funding and maintenance issues play out in cities big and small, as well as at the tap for water customers.

Bridge Michigan environment reporter Kelly House and Circle of Blue’s Brett Walton will moderate a discussion with Tim Neumann, executive director of the Michigan Rural Water Association, and Bonnifer Ballard, executive director of the Michigan Section of the American Water Works Association and Ninah Sasy, policy and planning director of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.

Sponsor

This event is in partnership with Circle of Blue and is funded by the Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Family Foundation and the Bosch Community Fund.

The event is also part of the Water’s True Cost series, created by The Great Lakes News Collaborative. The Great Lakes News Collaborative includes Bridge Michigan; Circle of Blue; Great Lakes Now at Detroit Public Television; and Michigan Radio, Michigan’s NPR News Leader; who work together to bring audiences news and information about the impact of climate change, pollution, and aging infrastructure on the Great Lakes and drinking water. This independent journalism is supported by the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation. Find all the work HERE.

Please fill out the registration form to be sent a calendar invitation to the event, including the Zoom link. This registration form also includes an opportunity to submit questions for our guest speakers. 

How to join this live Zoom discussion

To be invited to participate in this hour discussion, please complete this form and we’ll send you the link via a Google Calendar invitation to your email inbox. You can also pre-submit your questions to our team on this form.

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To learn more about how to join a Zoom meeting, click here. Zoom is free to use, and you can use the video call function on your computer, tablet or phone, or you can call into the meeting using the conference line function.

To regularly receive advance notification of what our nonprofit newsroom is planning, including these bimonthly environmental discussions, and receive member-exclusive benefits — such as free Bridge event tickets, copies of our bimonthly Bridge Book Club selections and more — become a Bridge Club member today. Member support allows us to offer engagement opportunities like this discussion.

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