Differences in the Economy and Health of East Palo Alto and Palo Alto as a Result of Water Allocation and Quality


by : 
Shana E.


Water is the essence of all life, and yet, marginalized communities don’t have the same access to water as wealthier or more privileged communities. This lack of water availability can lead to arrested economic and infrastructural development. East Palo Alto and Palo Alto are two neighboring cities that have a noticeable difference in their water allocation, and through interviews with officials and research from documents and studies, this project aims to examine the effects that a difference in water allocation has had on the economic makeup of these two cities.