Water contamination has worsened over time as largely unregulated corporations and farms continue to release harmful chemicals at alarming rates. The severity of the crises can be seen all over the world and highlights a concerning fact– that communities of color are disproportionately affected by water contamination. Additionally, children around the world are at risk as the regulations that supposedly protect them from hazardous working conditions seem to be dwindling or are simply nonexistent. Child labor has undeniable long-term implications for the physical and mental health of children worldwide and must be combatted. Delegates of this committee will collaborate to discuss and draft solutions to both issues.
Erin is a fourth-year marine sciences major and agricultural and natural resource ethics and policy minor at the University of Florida. She joined Model UN last spring with the goal of being able to work on her debate and policy-writing skills while meeting people with similar interests, and has had so much fun being able to do that. Erin hopes to one day work for a government agency such as the Environmental Protection Agency practicing environmental policy with a focus on environmental equity. For fun, she loves to run and hike, constantly exploring new trails, go to museums, play volleyball, paint, and spend time with friends and family. She can’t wait to meet and hear from all of her amazing delegates!