Sustainable Washington

3.9 Project Example #2

Action: Assessment of Service Delivery by Equity Measures
Where: King County, WA
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In support of the King County Equity and Social Justice Initiative passed in 2008, the county’s Department Natural Resources and Parks (DNRP) began carrying out an equity assessment of it services. Through the use of geographic information systems (GIS), services and facilities were mapped along with basic demographic conditions such as race and income. DNRP has evaluated parks and trails, water quality, hazardous waste management, and wastewater and solid waste facility locations to identify any disproportionate benefits and burdens that could be addressed through program adjustments or reprioritizations.

Example of [geo-spatial analysis and equity indicators]: Map of Water Quality Audits by Income. (Image from referenced web-link.)


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