Just as it is the Corps’ duty to uphold our treaty rights, so it is our duty to fight for and protect these waters for future generations.

Frances Charles Chair, Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe

 Every year, millions of people are affected by inadequate clean water supplies, despite there being sufficient fresh water on the planet to adequately provide for everyone. The United Nations has set a number of goals to achieve universal and equitable access to clean and safe water, and Seattle University's faculty are helping contribute to achieving that goal.

In May 2015, past CEJS Fellow Dr. Mike Marsolek worked with faculty from Kathmandu University to provide access to safe water in the wake of the devastating Nepal earthquake. In July 2015, CEJS Director Phillip Thompson and his team of students continued their water projects in Thailand and in August, our CEJS partners from Haiti Tec provided access to safe drinking water for a school in Port au Prince. The CEJS also supports sustainable wastewater treatment projects in Nicaragua and Greywater testing at the Bullitt Center. If you would like to help support these and other CEJS projects, please click here. 

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  • Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition In the video below, Alberto Rodriguez discusses his community driven work and optimism for the future of equity in Seattle. Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition supervises the Superfund cleanup and manages outreach and educational programming about the Duwamish River.

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