The Water Researchers of Color (WaterPOC) database is created to contribute to the numerous resources to celebrate Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) scientists in disciplines intersecting with water. The database also highlights the intersections of identities within water researchers, including race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, and career stage. This database supports efforts to improve diversity, equity, and inclusion in the field of water research by:
Increasing the visibility of these researchers to their peers (both marginalized and not) across all career stages
Offering a list of researchers that can be used to build peer-mentoring networks among people of color who may feel isolated in their field
Increasing recognition of the excellence of research conducted by these individuals
Providing a list of role models for students of color
We encourage everyone to share the database with scientists at all career stages. To add yourself to the database, please submit your information using the button below.
For other databases, please check out Geosciences of Color, Databases of Diverse Speakers in STEM, 500 Queer Scientists, and 500 Women Scientists.
Please share with us how this database helped you increase diversity, equity, and inclusion in your field and institution. We would love to hear from you!