Leaders Discuss Hot Topics in Words on Water Podcast

Words on Water LogoWater leaders share perspectives on the sector in the Words on Water podcast series. Listen to online podcasts and download audio files on iTunes and the Android Words on Water app.

Episodes feature:

  • Radhika Fox, CEO of the U.S. Water Alliance (Washington, D.C.) and director of the Value of Water Campaign, discusses the economic benefits and public opinion of investing in water infrastructure;
  • Mark Jockers, government and public affairs manager for Clean Water Services (Hillsboro, Ore.), details how beer brewed from treated wastewater is raising public awareness about water reuse, recent collaboration between utilities and brewers, and the launch of the Pure Water Brewing Alliance;
  • Sue Murphy, CEO of the Water Corp. (Leederville, Western Australia), talks about managing a utility that serves 2.5 million people across 2.5 million km2, the increase of water scarcity from climate change, and her career in engineering and the water sector;
  • Ken Kopocis, past head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Office of Water, shares his perspective on the 45th anniversary of the Clean Water Act, detailing the law’s origins, history, strengths, weaknesses, and future; and
  • Mustafa Santiago Ali, senior vice president of Climate, Environmental Justice, and Community Revitalization for the Hip Hop Caucus (Washington, D.C.), describes the meaning of environmental justice and how it relates to water, the essential role of public engagement in addressing environmental justice problems, water rates and affordability, and water’s importance to community revitalization.
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