Policy Pub looks at water crisis: Can it happen here?

One of the biggest stories of the past few years has been the water crisis in Flint, Mich., where due to insufficient water treatment, more than 100,000 residents were potentially exposed to high levels of lead in the drinking water. The crisis would seem to be almost out of character in a country as developed and wealthy as the United States.

That issue is the subject of the next Policy Pub presented by the Florida State University College of Social Sciences and Public Policy. Associate Professor of Sociology Katrinell Davis will discuss her work on the Flint water crisis and how this kind of disaster could happen in any U.S. city, including Tallahassee.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, at Backwoods Bistro, 401 E. Tennessee St.