About this series
The United Nations defines access to clean water as a basic human right. A team of emerging journalists with Report for America set out to explore how it is possible that so many people living in Central Appalachia feel they don’t have this right. This six-month reporting project is a partnership of The GroundTruth Project, the home of Report for America, and three local news organizations: The Lexington Herald-Leader in Kentucky and West Virginia Public Broadcasting and the Charleston Gazette-Mail in West Virginia. This is a series of written reports, a podcast episode in partnership with WVPB and a multimedia ‘special report’ on GroundTruth’s website including a short film documenting the team in the field on this reporting journey produced by GroundTruth Films. The project is made possible through a grant from the Galloway Family Foundation.