Environmental Policy

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Cwiertny Co-Authors Study on Drinking Water in Buildings Unused During Pandemic

David Cwiertny, director of the Public Policy Center's (PPC) Environmental Policy Research Program, helped co-author, "Considerations for Large Building Water Quality after Extended Stagnation," that studies the results of extended stagnation of water pipes, as buildings sit largely unused during the COVID-19 pandemic. When occupants return to buildings and begin using the water again, there is a potential for excessive amounts of lead, copper, or bacteria to have built up in the water. 

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Environmental Policy

The Environmental Policy Program considers issues such as water use, pollution and climate change. These challenges are considered from an economic, legal, or policy perspective.