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Warner, Mildred E., Marcela González Rivas and Xue Zhang 2020. "Water Equity, COVID-19 and the Role of US Cities and States," Viewpoint, Town Planning Review, forthcoming.

Access to drinking water is treated as a commodity in the US, not a human right.  With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, many US cities and states have enacted moratoriums on water shutoffs.  What differentiates these states and cities?  Will this lead to a shift in the recognition of the public health value of water? Planning can help lift up the equity dimensions of water access in the US. 

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Subject: COVID-19,Planning