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November 2, 2020 46 min
The need for clean water is greatest in times of disasters, whether they be natural disasters, the COVID-19 pandemic, or when water is contaminated. But what does it take to make water available? 

In this episode, we talk to people who go above and beyond to ensure that there is access to safe drinking water. We discuss how organizations in Michigan came together to help Flint residents when lead contaminated the water supply, how a lack of water contributed to the spread of COVID-19 in the Navajo Nation, and how disaster relief and collaboration take many forms.

Emma Robbins, Director of DigDeep’s Navajo Water Project
Jamie Gaskin, Chief Executive Officer, Genesee County United Way
Stacy Lamb, Senior Director of U.S. Disaster Services, Convoy of Hope

PLANET HERO Feature: Kara Ross, President & CEO, Food Bank of Eastern Michigan

For more information about the guests, to get disaster preparedness tips, or to nominate your own PLANET HERO, visit

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