Environmental Justice with Kimberly Jones

Kimberly Jones, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Howard University

"Environmental justice: Role of science, engineering, and policy in ensuring equity in urban water systems"

ABSTRACT: Urban environments, particularly rapidly developing centers such as the Washington, D.C. area, with its close proximity to the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries, are important testbeds to develop systemic, equitable access to environmental services such as green infrastructure and safe, reliable drinking water. Science and engineering solutions must be integrated with policy in order to conceptualize and implement solutions that meet the needs of disparate and competing jurisdictions. Importantly, these solutions must be effectively communicated to all stakeholders. In this talk,  Jones discusses various issues around environmental justice and equity in the water sector.

Dr. Kimberly L. Jones is Associate Provost and Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Howard University in Washington, DC. She holds a B.S in Civil Engineering from Howard University, a M.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Illinois in Champaign, IL and a Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from The Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Jones’ research interests include developing membrane processes for environmental applications, physical-chemical processes for water and wastewater treatment, remediation of emerging contaminants, global drinking water quality, environmental justice, and environmental nanotechnology.

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Start date
Friday, April 29, 2022, 10:10 a.m.
End date
Friday, April 29, 2022, 11:15 a.m.