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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 5 pm 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

1800 SW 6th Ave, Portland OR 97201

Thursdays, 4-5 pm *Happy Hour afterward

Upcoming Speakers


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

Jan 30

Curtis Cude

OregonHealth Authority, Program Manager


Water insecurity in Oregon

Feb 06

Robert Figueroa, Ph.D.

Assoc. Professor of Environmental Justice & Philosophy, OSU


Climate Refugees & Water-related Disasters

Feb 13

Colleen Sanders

Climate Adaptation Planner, Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (CTUIR) Dept. of Natural Resources


Water is Life: CTUIR Climate Adaptation Planning for Indigenous Food Systems

Feb 20

Lucas Black

Independent Environmental Consultant & Trainer; former UN staffer on global environmental and climate finance issues (2007-2019)


Environmental Finance and the Green Climate Fund

Feb 20

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

Assoc. Professor of Geography & Director - GIS Programs, PSU


GIS, Spatial Thinking, & Environmental Justice

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