Talking Under Water: The looming biosolids crisis in Maine
Talking Under Water
by Endeavor Business Media
2w ago
In this episode of Talking Under Water, we touch on recent industry news, including the looming biosolids crisis in Maine following the state's ban on land application due to biosolids. Incinerators and landfills have limited what they will accept and the only state-run landfill expects to run out of capacity by 2028. We also touch on funding for the Chesapeake Bay as well as some news about cybersecurity and infrastructure investments. We are trying something new and separating news into its own episode, so you won’t hear an interview today. We are doing this to give us more space to discuss ..read more
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Talking Under Water: What do the new PFAS MCLs mean for the water industry?
Talking Under Water
by Endeavor Business Media
3w ago
On April 10, 2024, the EPA announced the final National Primary Drinking Water Regulation (NPDWR) for six PFAS contaminants. This is the first brand new Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) set by the EPA since arsenic was updated in 2001. In this episode, four industry professionals; Miles Menyhert,  liquid phase applications engineer at Jacobi Carbons; Ken Sansone, partner at SL Environmental; Kyle Thompson, national PFAS lead at Carollo Engineers and; Tom Muilenberg, chemical engineer and the global product manager at De Nora, discuss what this means for the water industry.   Show Note ..read more
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Talking Under Water: What utilities need to know about cybersecurity
Talking Under Water
by Endeavor Business Media
1M ago
In this episode of Talking Under Water, the hosts discuss how the Water Coalition Against PFAS testified on Capitol Hill during a PFAS hearing; share news about California's Department of Water Resources completing a groundwater mapping project; and the White House’s plans to work with state administrations to address cyber risk in the water industry. Finally, this week's interview is with Andrew Ginter, vice president of industrial security for Waterfall Security Solutions. Ginter talks about cybersecurity risk and what utilities need to think about when upgrading systems to smart technology ..read more
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Meet the new EPA water leader
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by Endeavor Business Media
1M ago
In this episode of Talking Under Water, get to know the new acting assistant administrator to the U.S. EPA Office of Water, Bruno Pigott. Pigott was promoted to this role in February, and in this interview with Co-host Bob Crossen, Pigott touches on his vision for the future of water; issues to tackle, such as PFAS; how he hopes his past experiences and professional relationships can help the industry tackle certain challenges; water funding and much more.   ..read more
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Women in Water with Kathy Romans
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by Endeavor Business Media
1M ago
In this episode of Talking Under Water, we share our final episode celebrating Women’s History Month. Co-host Bob Crossen interviews Kathy Romans, water and wastewater segment manager for the protective and marine coatings division of PPG for US and Canada. Romans was the first woman president of NASSCO where she played a vital role in influencing safety practices and industry standards; and is a chemist who has developed into a respected and notable business professional in water. Romans shares her career path, how more women have entered the industry over time and the impact that has had, as ..read more
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Talking Under Water: What California’s new direct potable reuse regulations mean
Talking Under Water
by Endeavor Business Media
2M ago
On December 19, 2023, the state of California passed new regulations for direct potable reuse. In this episode of Talking Under Water, Co-host Mandy Crispin, editor-in-chief of WaterWorld, talks with David Pederson, the president of WaterReuse California, and Rosario Cortes, WaterReuse California’s regulatory affairs director about what direct potable reuse is and how and why the regulation was developed. Show Notes:    California approves regulations for direct potable reuse 2024 Wastewater Association Forecast Why we shouldn't waste our wastewater Resources:  WaterWorld Young Pr ..read more
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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in the Water Sector
Talking Under Water
by Endeavor Business Media
3M ago
In this episode of Talking Under Water the hosts discuss U.S. EPA’s latest proposal to add nine PFAS to the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act as hazardous substances, a public draft testing method for detecting 6PPD-quinone in stormwater and updates to the Lead and Copper Rule Improvements including public comments that were submitted. Additionally, this week’s interview features Ifetayo Venner, senior vice president for Arcadis and immediate past president of Water Environment Federation.  Co-host Mandy Crispin spoke with Venner about the important of diversity, equity and inclusion ..read more
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How to elevate groundwater desalination efforts
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by Endeavor Business Media
3M ago
In this week’s episode of Talking Under Water, co-host Katie Johns interviews Eastern Municipal Water District (EMWD) General Manager Joe Mouaward. EMWD has been elevating its work with desalinated water, so the conversation dives nto groundwater desalination, how stormwater plays a role and the importance of funding.   Show Notes:   EMWD places emphasis on groundwater desalination Research finds low-energy method for desalination Resources:  SWS Young Pros SWS Industry Icon   About the Podcast    Talking Under Water is the premier podcast for the water industry, includ ..read more
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The intersection of water & food processing
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by Endeavor Business Media
4M ago
In this episode of Talking Under Water, the hosts talk about the announcement from U.S. EPA Assistant Administrator to the Office of Water Radhika Fox that she is leaving EPA in February, the re-adoption of an emergency regulation for minimum flow of some river in California, Illinois EPA funding availability and how to apply, and the entrance of Aqualia to the U.S. Market. Finally, the interview this episode is with Andy Hanacek, senior editor for Food Processing, a Endeavor Business Media brand covering the food processing industry. Hanacek spoke with host Bob Crossen about trends in food pr ..read more
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PFAS Progress Report for 2023
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by Endeavor Business Media
5M ago
In this episode of Talking Under Water, co-host Bob Crossen talks with Radhika Fox, assistant administrator for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Water, about the agency’s annual Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) Progress report, which was released on Dec. 14, 2023. Crossen and Fox discuss UCMR5; the proposed Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) for the National Primary Drinking Water Regulation; PFAS in stormwater; updates on the EPA's Risk Assessment of PFAS in biosolids and other wastewater streams; and more.   Show Notes:    What’s next for the PFAS MCL &a ..read more
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