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WASTEWATER
Breakthrough technology transforms performance and economics for industrial wastewater reuse

Boston Start-up ZwitterCo


CLIMATE ADAPTATION
A stroke of advertising genius sparks dialogue on climate change



WITH THE FLOW   Week of 1/16 to 1/22/23 ➤
river flows, hazardous spills, drinking water advisories and toxic algae alerts (Seasonal)
Much above normal flows in Great Miami watershed


CRIMEBOX    Week of 1/23 - 1/29/23 ➤
Environmental Crimes CWA Historic Case: Fiscal Year 2013, CR_2500

Oil wastewater released into a tributary of Little Muskingum River, operator fined and locked up


SDWA   Week of 1/23 - 1/29/23 ➤
Safe Drinking Water Box

68% listed with no SDWA violations

Drinking Water Facility Profile: Delta Village - Lower Maumee Watershed

Spill tracking - Week of 1/23 - 1/29/23
  • 3000 gallons of diesel and gasoline reported spilled in Tuscarawas River watershed

  • SPILLS - Week of 1/23 - 1/29/23 ➤

    1500 gallons of ferrous chloride reported spilled in Lower Maumee River Watershed


    OHIO MAPS

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    WATERSHED DATA
    Complete data on Ohio watersheds, rivers, streams, reservoirs, regulators and community water systems.

    STREAMFLOW
    The USGS Network of Streamflow Monitors: A 24/7 Flood Warning System
    Interview with Thomas Harris, Chief, Hydrologic Networks USGS, Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana Water Science Centre.

    Streamflow Matters
    Interview With John Massen, Public Relations, Ohio Coastguard














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    WT LATEST

    CLIMATE ADAPTATION
    A stroke of advertising genius sparks dialogue on climate change


    MINING
    International deep seabed mining kicks off under "secrecy agreement"


    SMART IRRIGATION
    High Technology applied to water conservation - where it counts the most


    NASA SWOT MISSION
    SWOT (Surface Water and Ocean Topography) satellite, launched on December 16, to survey all water on Earth
    Interview with Jean Bergeron, Missions Scientist, Canadian Space Agency

    BIOFOAM
    sustainability with repurposed forest wood-waste industries
    A collaboration between Wet'suwet'en First Nation and a research team at the University of British Columbia has resulted in an innovative packaging foam made entirely from post-harvest waste wood.



    CONSENT DECREE LAKE ERIE

    Judge puts Ohio EPA, federal EPA on the clock for Lake Erie
    Three lawsuits in as many years have resulted in a Consent Decree supporting water quality in the western basin of Lake Erie.


    INUDSTRIAL WASTEWATER

    Phytoremediation: an option for persistent environmental contaminants?
    Interview with Larry Green, MD, PhD
    CARBON CAPTURE
    Carbon tech start-Up Air Company launches sustainable aviation fuel made from captured CO2
    Interview Gregory Constantine CEO of Air Company


    INNER CITY YOUTH TRAINING
    GREEN CITY FORCE, a sustainable training program for youths from NYC public housing
    WT Interview with Joshua Owens, Director of Social Enterprise Operations Green City Force, NYC


    OFF GRID
    OffGridBox: An all-in-one solution providing renewable energy and clean water to remote communities
    WT Interview with Bas Berends, Chief Partnership Officer, OffGridBox


    PFAS
    Axine EOx technology enables PFAS destruction by 99.999 per cent
    Interview with WT Interview with Greg Peet, CEO, Axine Water Technologies


    SUSTAINABLE BUILDING
    Polyblocks
    Polymer Concrete with no Water consumption & near zero CO2 emissions

    Interview with Maxine Mathias, Marketing Manager, Polycare


    SHIPPING
    Oceanbird - A Shipping Revolution
    Swedish Technology will make it possible to power the largest ocean-going cargo vessels by harnessing the wind.

    Interview with Niclas Dahl, Managing Director, Oceanbird


    ROBOTICS
    High school students' robotics skills inspire at the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) in Toronto
    WT interviews with Nolan S. and Evie B., Oakville Trafalgar high school, ON


    FLOODS
    FEMA: On updating flood maps and flooding insurance
    FEMA revises and updates all floodplain areas and flood risk zones identified, delineated or established, based on an analysis of all-natural hazards affecting flood risks on a five-year cycle.


    CLIMATE CHANGE
    Staying ahead of the climate change curve: updating flood maps, inter-disciplinary approach and multi-agency collaboration
    Interview with Dr. Sankar Arumugam, Civil and Environmental Engineering, North Carolina State University


    REGREENING
    Re-greening Africa To Cool Down the Planet
    With only this decade to slow down climate change, Justdiggit is doing something about it.




    WT WOMEN

    Cathy Bernardino Bailey a.k.a. FLOW (First Lady of Water)
    Executive Director of the Greater Cincinnati Water Works


    A Voice for Lake Erie
    Interview with Markie Miller, Volunteer Organizer for Toledoans for Safe Water


    Interview with Dr. Kim Cobb - Professor, Oceanographer, Climate Scientist
    Lead author of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 2022 Report


    CITY WATER

    CINCINNATI, OH
    Cincinnati's two water treatment plants earn national recognition for water quality excellence


    DAYTON, OH
    A groundwater guardian community


    MONTPELIER, OH
    The Best Tasting Municipal Water In The World















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