waterloop #16: Emma Robbins on Providing Running Water to Navajo Nation

Updated: Apr 29

Emma Robbins is Director of the Navajo Water Project.

In this episode Emma talks about the Navajo Nation and how Navajo are 67 times more likely than other Americans to live without running water, with one in three families hauling water home every day. She explains that the Navajo Water Project is a community-managed utility alternative that brings hot and cold running water to homes without access to water or sewer lines. Emma discusses success stories and the powerful impact of seeing people gain running water for the first time.

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