FLINT

My goal for this podcast was to inform people about the Flint water crisis and how we can use atmospheric water generation to solve this issue. I wanted to show how little the government has actually done to help the people of Flint. I also want to show that atmospheric water generation may be the only way to stop overusing our limited supply of fresh water. Another important point I wanted to get across in this podcast was that it seems like our government does very little for marginalized communities.

The main challenge I faced in doing this podcast was making an atmospheric water generator. This is because it is hard to find components that are large enough to produce a decent amount of water without being extremely¬†expensive. It was also challenging to see that our government has done nothing throughout this crisis to take concrete steps for getting the entire water infrastructure fixed. Another difficulty was getting a one on one interview with a VC or someone connected to Flint, as I have been working on my own AWG and didn’t want to show up with something half-baked, so that’s on me.

https://www.fastcompany.com/40565190/this-activist-is-still-fighting-to-get-flint-clean-water

https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/politics/2016/01/21/deq-director-flint/79145696/

https://www.scienceaf.com/flint-michigan-residents-clean-water-nestle-pump-gallons-cheap

http://www.aquasciences.com/products_eng.shtml

https://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=6326050

https:/ /www.youtube.com/watch?v=xoyYNdcxj1w&t=523s

https://www.cnn.com/2016/03/04/us/flint-water-crisis-fast-facts/index.html

For my sources, I used the local news (Detroit News) to get a better sense of what the day to day of the crisis is like. I used the audio from a YouTube clip for the interview as I thought that the man being interviewed painted a passionate and accurate picture of life in Flint, the entire video shows that the entire community knows that they’re being¬†marginalized by their government. I also used some standard news sources like CNN, NPR, and Fast Company to get a big picture view of what has happened in Flint since 2014. I also used those sources and Aqua Sciences’ (government atmospheric water generator contractor) website to get more info about water generation.

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