Safe Water Together for Brunswick Initiative
Enhancing Access to Safe Water in Brunswick
The Safe Water Together for Brunswick project in the City of Brunswick and Glynn County, Georgia addresses environmental health and justice for all residents in the community. As a collaboration with Rebuilding Together Glynn County, the Glynn County School System, Georgia Southern University and Georgia Tech, this project will co-develop solutions based on community experiences and scientific data.
Led by Dr. Asli Aslan, founding Director of the Institute for Water and Health (IWH) and Dr. Stacy Smallwood, Director of The Office of Health Equity & Community Engagement at Georgia Southern University, and in collaboration with Dr. Russ Clark, Senior Research Scientist at the Georgia Tech Institute for People and Technology, Safe Water Together will utilize advanced water quality detection technology to target microbial and chemical contamination exacerbated by sea-level rise.
Through community engagement and effective science communication, the project fosters stewardship and enhances the understanding of environmental impacts, bridging information gaps to inform policy decisions. Aligned with the clean tech theme, the project minimizes emissions, optimizes data transfer and integrates eco-conscious technology. The integration of low-cost technologies establishes decision-making framework to assist local governments and citizens. Ultimately, this endeavor will improve water quality, address environmental disparities and contribute to long-term solutions for a more sustainable and just community in Brunswick and Glynn County.