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Year of Water Collaborative Initiative Across 3 Oregon Universities

Rachael McDonald

 In March, the University of Oregon, Oregon State and Portland State University are embarking on a project called the Year of Water. UO Associate Professor of Indigenous, Race and Ethnic Studies, Alai Reyes-Santos,  says the initiative was partly inspired by Governor Kate Brown’s Oregon water vision project

Credit Rachael McDonald
Alai Reyes Santos is Associate Professor of Indigenous, Race and Ethnic Studies at the University of Oregon.


Rachael McDonald is KLCC’s former News Director. Rachael has a BA in English from the University of Oregon. She started out in public radio as a newsroom volunteer at KLCC in 2000. After reporting for the Northwest News Network and KAZU, Rachael returned to KLCC in 2007 as Morning Edition host and a general assignment reporter covering politics, the environment, education, and the arts. She was hired as KLCC News Director in 2018. Rachael departed KLCC in June, 2022.
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