Washington Post Live: Next Generation: Water with Sarah Diringer, PhD, Jonathan Nez & Emma Robbins
Washington Post Live – October 19, 2021
More than two million people living in the United States lack access to clean drinking water, including an estimated 1 in 10 Native Americans. Extreme weather events are likely to exacerbate existing issues with the water infrastructure, and poor communities may feel the effects of climate change on access to clean water first. Washington Post Live will convene key Native American leaders who are working alongside the next generation of activists to help solve this water crisis at this pivotal moment. We will also hear from prominent young women involved in the water justice movement who are carrying on the fight for safe drinking water and sanitation across North America.
Sarah Diringer, PhD
Provided by Pisces Foundation.
Sarah is a program officer for the Water Program at the Pisces Foundation advancing One Water — an integrated approach to water management centered around sustainability and equity. Sarah is focused on amplifying solutions that provide clean and abundant water to ensure people and nature can thrive.
Throughout her career, Sarah has focused on ensuring that communities have access to the knowledge and tools they need to obtain clean water and a healthy environment. Prior to joining Pisces, Sarah worked as a Senior Researcher at the Pacific Institute, a non-profit research institute advancing water sustainability and resilience. At the Pacific Institute, Sarah’s work focused on scaling water management strategies that equitably achieve multiple benefits for communities and the environment.
Through her doctoral work at Duke University, Sarah joined a team of global health researchers and local communities in Peru to examine and mitigate the impacts of small-scale gold mining and river pollution.
Sarah holds a Ph.D. in civil and environmental engineering from Duke University and a B.S. in environmental science from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). In her free time, Sarah’s love of nature extends to hiking, camping, and backpacking trips. When she’s not outdoors, you can catch her playing the trombone!