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The Importance Of, And Continuing Struggle For, Clean Water In The US And Around The World

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Many communities, including here in the United States, still struggle for access to clean water.

The water crisis in Flint, Michigan last year raised awareness of the severe health damage caused by the lack of clean water. And while most communities in the Unites States take clean water for granted, according to a government Indian Health Service report, about 7.5 percent of Native American and Alaska Native homes did not have safe drinking water or basic sanitation as of 2013.

Joining us to discuss the continuing struggle for clean water, around the world and here in the U.S., are University of CincinnatiProfessor and Court Archaeological Research Facility Curator, Dr. Ken Tankersley; and United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Co-Chair of Water Access and Sustainability, UC Professor and Chair of Taft Faculty, Dr. Adrian Parr. Dr. Parr co-produced the documentary," target="_blank">The Intimate Realities of Water, and is currently working on a new documentary, Thirsty and Drowning, that focuses on the water struggles of Native Americans.

The Intimate Realities of Water, a documentary following the lives of the people living in two of Nairobi’s slums, will be shown at the Esquire Theatre in Clifton one night only, March 22, followed by a Q&A with the producers, to mark World Water Day. For more information, click here.

Jay Hanselman brings more than 10 years experience as a news anchor and reporter to 91.7 WVXU. He came to WVXU from WNKU, where he hosted the local broadcast of All Things Considered. Hanselman has been recognized for his reporting by the Kentucky AP Broadcasters Association, the Ohio Society of Professional Journalists, and the Ohio AP Broadcasters.