In anticipation of the fall 2021 issue of txH2O, the past article being highlighted is Health at the nexus of water insecurity.
In the article, experts explain how complicated water insecurity can be. This topic is further discussed in the upcoming txH2O.
For example, many parts of Texas are impacted by aging water infrastructure and incomplete plumbing due to a lack of infrastructure and city services.
Researchers who are studying water insecurity in areas like Houston and the colonias on the U.S.-Mexico border describe being water secure as not only having water come out of the faucet but also having water that is safe, sufficient, affordable and reliable.
According to the article, a lack of running water and basic indoor plumbing can lead to numerous far-reaching health consequences.