WRRC Weekly Wave: In Focus: Navajo Safe Water Video
May 14, 2021
Weekly Wave, vol. 9, no. 19, Water Resources Research Center, Tucson, AZ, May 14, 2021
A new documentary, “Working Together for a Better Future,” highlights the efforts of the Water Access Coordination Group (WACG) to provide water services to the Navajo Nation. Created in April 2020, WACG is a coalition of 20 entities led by the Navajo Nation and the Indian Health Service. According to Dr. Karletta Chief, Associate Professor and Extension Specialist in the Department of Environmental Science at UArizona, WACG "is an excellent model that supports collaboration with Navajo Nation entities so that we can collectively bring our resources and our data and our minds together to address a pressing need, especially during this pandemic, with the lack of access to water.” This 23-minute video offers interviews with coalition participants and depicts the quick mobilization and emergency response deployed to bring safe water to the Navajo Nation during the COVID-19 pandemic.