An Assessment of Ambient Water Quality and Challenges with Access to Water and Sanitation Services for Individuals Experiencing Homelessness in Riverine Encampments

  title={An Assessment of Ambient Water Quality and Challenges with Access to Water and Sanitation Services for Individuals Experiencing Homelessness in Riverine Encampments},
  author={Matthew E. Verbyla and Jose S. Calderon and Shawn Teresa Flanigan and Mireille Garcia and Richard M. Gersberg and Alicia M. Kinoshita and Natalie Mladenov and Federick Pinongcos and Megan Welsh},
  journal={Environmental Engineering Science},
  pages={389 - 401}
Individuals experiencing unsheltered homelessness face significant barriers to accessing water, sanitation, and hygiene services, but the risks associated with this lack of access and barriers to service provision have been largely understudied. We analyzed water samples upstream and downstream of three homeless encampments in the San Diego River watershed and interviewed service providers from public and nonprofit sectors to assess local perceptions about challenges and potential solutions for… 
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