DWS Newsmedia Coverage

Bridge Magazine: Apr 1, 2020
Opinion | How to ensure water security and beat coronavirus in Michigan

Detroit Water Stories project director Dr. Rahul Mitra wrote a guest commentary, in response to Michigan Governor Whitmer’s Executive Order halting water shutoffs for the duration of the COVID-19 crisis, calling for three additional steps in the short, medium and long terms.
Read the op-ed piece here.
Read Governor Whitmer’s Executive Order (No. 2020-28) here.

Bridge Magazine: Aug 19, 2019
Detroit shut off water to 11,800 homes this year. Most are still off.
Joel Kurth interviewed Dr. Rahul Mitra about Detroit’s water crisis and our Detroit Water Stories project in an in-depth feature article about the city’s continuing water shutoffs, which are being met with fewer and fewer water reconnections.
Read the feature story here.

Today@Wayne: Mar 20, 2019
Researchers, grad students celebrate World Water Day

Wayne State University featured the Detroit Water Stories team in a short news story, focusing on our work at the Michigan World Water Day event held on March 22, at the Wright Museum of African-American History.
Read the feature story here.

The Detroit News: Feb 25, 2019
Opinion: Whitmer environmental order helps broaden input
WSU Professor and Detroit Water Stories project director Rahul Mitra wrote an opinion piece in response to Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s Executive Order (No. 2019-06) reorganizing the state’s Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ).
Read the op-ed piece here.
Read Governor Whitmer’s Executive Order (No. 2019-06) here.

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