School of Environment 2020 Speaker Series on Water Justice at Portland State University

Join us from January 9 to March 12 every Thursday from 4 to 5pm for a speaker series on Water justice. We have an amazing line-up of speakers that will connect water justice with the fields of policy, public health, indigenous management, economics and finance.

PSU's ASRC Room 230

800 SW 6th Ave, Portland OR 97201

Thursdays, 4-5pm *Happy Hour afterwards

Upcoming Speakers


Curtis Cude

Oregon Health Authority, Program Manager

January 30- Water insecurity in Oregon


Robert Figueroa, Ph.D.

Assoc. Professor of Environmental Justice & Phylosophy, OSU

February 06- Climate refugees and water-related disasters

Clear Water Lake



Februrary 13


Lucas Black

Global Environmental Finance Unit UNDP-GEF

February 20- Environmental finance and the Green Climate Fund


Juinn-Der (Geoffrey) Duh, Ph.D.

Assoc. Professor of Geography, PSU

February 27- GIS, spatial thinking, and environmental justice


Sheryl Stohs, Ph.D.

Environmental Protection Specialist at the US EPA

March 05- Lessons learned as the Environmental Justice Community Liaison at the USEPA


Alaí Reyes-Santos, Ph.D.

Assoc. Professor, Ethnic Studies & Conflict Resolution, UO

Assisting with the presentation will be Cheyenne Holliday, Conflict and Dispute Resolution Class 2020, Associate Project Manager of the Oregon Water Futures

March 12- Oregon Water Futures: Stories by rural communities of color

Past Speakers

Jan 9

Meta Loftsgaarden Executive Director, Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board

Oregon’s 100-Year Water Vision

Jan 16

Bob Collin

Environmental Justice Task Force

History of environmental justice in Oregon

Jan 23

Desire Tshala Katumbay, Ph.D.

Professor of Neurology, OHSU


Food and water insecurity and brain health in Rural Congo

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