WV WaterLink - A tool for democratizing water governance and mapping water security and water injustice in the Mountain State
The West Virginia Water Security Profile provides a snapshot of demographic and socioeconomic vulnerability of WV's communities seen through the lens of safe (or not safe) drinking water and flood vulnerability.
The figures to the right show county-level human health violations of the federal Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) seen by (top) socioeconomic level and race (bottom).
Not surprisingly, counties with communities that are poorer and less 'white' have more violations and, hence, have less safe drinking water.
To explore your county's profile, see the WV WaterLink webpage located here - https://www.wvwaterlink.com/
This work is a collaboration of the MHL and the WVU Center for Resilient Communities, a learning laboratory, field station, experimental space and makeshop for action research and community transformation.