Podcasts Cover Green Infrastructure, Microbes, Water Policy, and Scarcity

The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) “Words on Water” podcast series showcases insights from various water-sector thought leaders. Stream online podcast episodes and download audio files on iTunes and the Android Words on Water app.

In recent episodes

  • Adriana Calderelli, program director of the National Green Infrastructure Certification Program (NGICP), and others discuss the training and certification program. NGICP establishes national requirements for working on green infrastructure projects, promotes a skilled green workforce, and streamlines the process of connecting qualified employees to in-demand jobs.
  • Adam Krantz, National Association of Clean Water Agencies (Washington, D.C.) CEO, talks about the complementary roles of various water associations; elected officials’ work on water issues; paying for clean water; and advances in smart regulations, innovation, and Clean Water Act modernization.
  • Bruce Rittmann, director of the Swette Center for Environmental Biotechnology at Arizona State University (Tempe) and 2018 Stockholm Water Prize laureate, discusses how his first job at a water resource recovery facility (WRRF) shaped his career, the use of microbial communities to convert pollutants into resources, and how modeling can improve treatment processes.
  • Kathryn Sorenson, director of Phoenix Water Services, shares how the utility collects, distributes, and treats water in one of the most-populated cities in the U.S. located in a desert. She also talks about how the city has decreased water consumption and replenished groundwater, continued moving water by using canals, the Tres Rios wetlands, and a new biogas project at the city’s largest WRRF.
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