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A podcast featuring conversations with influential and interesting people from the water sector and news from the Water Environment Federation.

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Words On Water #99: Dr. Sally Brown on Communicating About Biosolids
August 5, 2019 Dr. Sally Brown is a Research Professor in the School of Environmental and Forest Sciences at the … More
Aug 05, 2019
Words On Water #98: Greg Quist on Sewers, Smartphones, Satellites, and Southern California
July 31, 2019 Greg Quist is CEO of SmartCover Systems, on the Board of Directors of the Rincon del Diablo … More
Jul 31, 2019
Words On Water #97: Jon Schladweiler on the History of Sewers
July 22, 2019 Jon Schladweiler is the historian for the AZ Water Association and curator of The Sewer History Exhibit. … More
Jul 22, 2019
Words On Water #96: Teresa Penunuri on Developing the Next Generation of Employees
July 8, 2019 Teresa Penunuri is Public Affairs Supervisor for the San Diego County Water Authority. In this episode Teresa … More
Jul 08, 2019
Words On Water #95: Adam Lovell on Water Utilities in Australia
July 1, 2019 Adam Lovell is Executive Director of the Water Services Association of Australia. In this episode Adam provides … More
Jul 01, 2019
Words On Water #94: Lori Weigel on Public Opinion on Infrastructure, Affordability, and Reuse
June 24, 2019 Lori Weigel is Principal at New Bridge Strategy. In this episode Lori discusses the results of an … More
Jun 24, 2019
Words On Water #93: Bryan Stubbs on Cleveland’s Blue Economy
June 17, 2019 Bryan Stubbs is the President and Executive Director of the Cleveland Water Alliance. In this episode Bryan … More
Jun 17, 2019
Words On Water #92: Lori Harrison and Jon Harrison on Why Water’s Worth It Children’s Book
June 10, 2019 Lori Harrison is Director of Creative Projects and Jon Harrison is Art Director at the Water Environment … More
Jun 10, 2019
Words On Water #91: Jim Cooper on Demystifying Intelligent Water
June 3, 2019 Jim Cooper is Intelligent Water Lead at Arcadis. In this episode Jim discusses a new report done … More
Jun 04, 2019
Words On Water #90: Joone Lopez on Building the Workforce for Today and Tomorrow
May 28, 2019 Joone Lopez is the General Manager of the Moulton Niguel Water District. In this episode Joone discusses … More
May 28, 2019
Words On Water #89: Saul Kinter on Developing Validators for Biosolids
May 20, 2019 Saul Kinter is Business Development Manager at DC Water. In this episode, Saul explains how the utility … More
May 20, 2019
Words On Water #88: Fariha Hassan and Brit Merola on Dewatering
May 15, 2019 Fariha Hassan is a project manager and Brit Merola is an applications engineer at AdEdge. In this … More
May 15, 2019
Words On Water #87: Adam Tank on Communication for the Next Generation
May 6, 2019 Adam Tank is the Director of Digital Transformation at Organica Water. In this episode Adam says to … More
May 06, 2019
Words On Water #86: Indra Maharjan on Energy and Innovation in Ontario
April 23, 2019 Indra Maharjan is the Director of Innovation, Technology and Alternate Delivery at the Ontario Clean Water Agency … More
Apr 23, 2019
Words On Water #85: Steven Drangsholt on the Many Types of Mentorship
April 9, 2019 Steven Drangsholt is Northwest Infrastructure Market Sales Leader for Brown and Caldwell and a member of the … More
Apr 09, 2019
Words On Water #84: Mel Butcher on the Status of Women in the Water Workforce
April 2, 2019 Mel Butcher is an engineering consultant at Arcadis, facilitates a career support group for women in male-dominated … More
Apr 02, 2019
Words On Water #83: Marcus Quigley on Advancing Stormwater Management
March 20, 2019 Marcus Quigley is a senior advisor for Opti. In this episode, Marcus discusses how stormwater is an … More
Mar 20, 2019
Words On Water #82: Jenelle Watson on Going Net-Zero in Melbourne
March 11, 2019 Jenelle Watson is the Manager of Treatment and Resources at Melbourne Water in Australia. In this episode … More
Mar 11, 2019
Inspiring Women in Water
March 8, 2019 To mark International Women’s Day 2019, here are 15 podcast episodes from the past year that feature … More
Mar 08, 2019
Words On Water #81: Cam Davis on Elected Office and the Great Lakes
March 4, 2019 Cameron Davis is Vice President at GEI Consultants and a Commissioner for the Metropolitan Water District of … More
Mar 04, 2019
Words On Water #80: Mohammad Abdulatif on Water in Saudi Arabia
February 25, 2019 Mohammad Abdulatif is superintendent for the Dhahran Water Operations Division in Saudi Aramco and founder of the … More
Feb 25, 2019
Words On Water #79: John Van Nostrand on Flow Metering
February 20, 2019 John Van Nostrand is the South and Municipal Manager for FLEXIM. In this episode, John explains the … More
Feb 20, 2019
Words On Water #78: Tom Ferguson on Innovation for the Next Generation
February 19, 2019 Tom Ferguson is the Vice President of Programming at Imagine H2O. In this episode, Tom discusses why … More
Feb 19, 2019
Words On Water #77: Adam Davis on Public Opinion on Water Services
February 11, 2019 Adam Davis is Senior Counsel at DHM Research. In this episode Adam discusses results of a national … More
Feb 11, 2019
Words On Water #76: Haley Falconer on Sustainability in Boise
February 5, 2019 Haley Falconer is Environmental Division Senior Manager for the City of Boise. In this episode, Haley discusses … More
Feb 05, 2019
Words On Water #75: Mark Schleifstein on Environmental Reporting and Louisiana Water Issues
February 1, 2019 Mark Schleifstein is a Pulitzer Prize-winning environmental reporter for The Times-Picayune in New Orleans and for NOLA.com. … More
Feb 01, 2019
Words On Water #74: Gary Belan and Janet Clements on Stormwater Currency
January 29, 2019 Gary Belan is the Senior Director of the Clean Water Supply Program at American Rivers and Janet … More
Jan 29, 2019
Words On Water #73: Dr. Jason He on the Water Environment Research Journal
January 22, 2019 Dr. Jason He is a Professor of Environmental Engineering at Virginia Tech and the new Editor-In-Chief of … More
Jan 22, 2019
Words On Water #72: Angeliki Rigos on Scientists as Advocates and Leaders
January 14, 2019 Angeliki Rigos is the Executive Director of the Tata Center for Technology and Design at MIT. In … More
Jan 14, 2019
Words On Water #71: John Gonzalez on the Popular Twitter Account @NEORSD
January 7, 2019 John Gonzalez is Manager of Communications at the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District. In this episode, John … More
Jan 07, 2019
Words On Water #70: Gilbert Trejo on Direct Potable Reuse in El Paso, Texas
January 2, 2019 Gilbert Trejo is the Chief Technical Officer for El Paso Water. In this episode, Gilbert discusses the … More
Jan 02, 2019
The Most Popular Episodes of 2018
Water is a popular conversation topic. That’s why the Water Environment Federation produces the Words On Water podcast. In 2018, … More
Dec 30, 2018
Words On Water #69: InFLOW (Introducing Future Leaders to Opportunities in Water)
December 17, 2018 InFLOW is a new program from the Water Environment Federation that stands for Introducing Future Leaders to … More
Dec 17, 2018
Words On Water #68: Will Sarni on Mitigating Risk and Driving Transformation
December 10, 2018 Will Sarni is the Founder and CEO of the Water Foundry. In this episode, Will discusses how … More
Dec 10, 2018
Words On Water #67: Jenelle Armstrong on Leadership, Women in Water, and Veterans
December 3, 2018 Jenelle Armstrong is the Utility Division Manager of The Thrasher Group. In this episode, Jenelle talks about … More
Dec 03, 2018
Words On Water #66: Las Virgenes MWD’s Response to the Woolsey Fire
November 27, 2018 Dave Pedersen is the General Manager of the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District in Calabasas, California. In … More
Nov 28, 2018
Words On Water #65: Global Water Stewardship in Costa Rica
November 19, 2018 Matt Streicher is the Treasurer and Liz Heise is the Marketing Chair for the Global Water Stewardship. … More
Nov 19, 2018
Words On Water #64: Eleanor Allen on Water for People
November 19, 2018 Eleanor Allen is the CEO of Water For People. In this episode, Eleanor explains the organization’s model … More
Nov 19, 2018
Words On Water #63: Art Umble on the Circular Economy
November 13, 2018 Dr. Art Umble leads the Global Wastewater Practice for Stantec Consulting. In this episode, Art explains the … More
Nov 14, 2018
Words On Water #62: Marleah LaBelle on Alaska Native Villages
November 5, 2018 Marleah LaBelle is a project manager with the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium. In this episode, Marleah … More
Nov 06, 2018
Words On Water #61: Ronit Erlitzki and Richard Cavagnaro on this Exciting Time in Water
October 29, 2018 Ronit Erlitzki is the Director of Business Development and Innovation and Richard Cavagnaro is the Director of … More
Oct 29, 2018
Words On Water #60: David Wachal on Digital Transformation of the Water Sector
October 22, 2018 David Wachal is the Director of the Esri Global Water Practice. In this episode, David talks about … More
Oct 22, 2018
Words On Water #59: Ghassan Korban on the Work Ahead in New Orleans
October 15, 2018 Ghassan Korban is the new Executive Director of the Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans. In … More
Oct 15, 2018
Words On Water #58: Tom Kunetz on Priorities as WEF President
October 9, 2018 Tom Kunetz is the new President of the Board of Trustees for the Water Environment Federation (WEF) … More
Oct 09, 2018
Words On Water #57: Joe Witlox on Services for Smaller Systems and Communities
October 1, 2018 Joe Witlox is the Director of Decentralized Water and Wastewater Solutions at Newterra. In this episode, Joe explains … More
Oct 01, 2018
Words On Water #56: Dinesh Kumar and Wayne Lem on Wastewater Disinfection for the Ganges River
September 30, 2018 Dinesh Kumar is the India Market Manager for TrojanUV and Wayne Lem is the Municipal Market Manager … More
Sep 30, 2018
Words On Water #55: Chris Mahoney on the Evolution of Equipment for Water Treatment
September 29, 2018 Chris Mahoney is the Vice President of Capital Markets for Andritz Separation Technologies. In this episode, Chris shares his … More
Sep 29, 2018
Words On Water #54: Kevin Marsh on Big Data and Machine Learning in Collection Systems
September 24, 2018 Kevin Marsh is Vice President of Sales and Marketing for FlowWorks. In this episode, Kevin discusses how big … More
Sep 25, 2018
Words On Water #53: Mike Matichich on Making Progress on Affordability
September 17, 2018 Mike Matichich leads the financial services consulting team for Jacobs. In this episode, Mike explains how the … More
Sep 17, 2018
Words On Water #52: Paul Bowen on Water Management by World’s Largest Beverage Company
September 12, 2018 Paul Bowen is Water and Wastewater Technology Manager for the Coca-Cola North American Supply Chain and former … More
Sep 12, 2018
Words On Water #51: Preview of WEFTEC 2018
September 7, 2018 WEFTEC, the Water Environment Federation’s Technical Exhibition and Conference, is the largest annual water quality event in … More
Sep 07, 2018
Words On Water #50: Kishia Powell on Atlanta’s Community Investments
September 4, 2018 Kishia Powell is the Commissioner of the City of Atlanta Department of Watershed Management. In this episode, … More
Sep 04, 2018
Words On Water #49: Sidney Innerebner on Wastewater Treatment Fundamentals
August 27, 2018 Sidney Innerebner is the Owner of Indigo Water Group and Author of Wastewater Treatment Fundamentals. In this … More
Aug 27, 2018
Words On Water #48: Manny Teodoro on Affordability of Rates
August 20, 2018 Manny Teodoro is an Associate Professor at Texas A&M University. In this episode, Manny discusses the issue … More
Aug 20, 2018
Words On Water #47: Cathy Bailey on Lead in Drinking Water
August 13, 2018 Cathy Bailey is the Executive Director of Greater Cincinnati Water Works. In this episode, Cathy discusses her … More
Aug 13, 2018
Words On Water #46: Darryl Haddock on Urban Waters in Atlanta
August 6, 2018 Darryl Haddock is the Education Director for the West Atlanta Watershed Alliance and the Federal Urban Waters … More
Aug 06, 2018
Words On Water #45: Manon Fisher on Addressing Climate Change with Biosolids
July 30, 2018 Manon Fisher is a resource recovery specialist with the San Francisco Public Utility Commission. In this episode, … More
Aug 01, 2018
Words On Water #44: Tim Thomure on Reclaiming and Reusing Water in the Desert
July 23, 2018 Tim Thomure is the Director of Tucson Water in Arizona. In this episode, Tim discusses how a … More
Jul 23, 2018
Words On Water #43: Mike McGill on Crisis Communications and Emerging Contaminants
July 16, 2018 Mike McGill is the President of WaterPIO. In this episode, Mike discusses the presence of the chemical … More
Jul 16, 2018
Words On Water #42: John Willis on Biogas and Biosolids
July 9, 2018 John Willis is Vice President of Wastewater Solutions at Brown and Caldwell. In this episode, John discusses … More
Jul 09, 2018
Words On Water #41: Britt Sheinbaum on Conflict and Resolution
July 2, 2018 Britt Sheinbaum is a water conflict specialist and Head of the East Coast Technology Approval Group for … More
Jul 02, 2018
Words On Water #40: The Water Decision for Lebron James
June 29, 2018 Lebron James is a free agent and choosing where to play basketball next season. What if he … More
Jun 29, 2018
Words On Water #39: Jeff Prevatt on the Future of Direct Potable Reuse
June 25, 2018 Jeff Prevatt is the Deputy Director of Treatment, Research, and Innovation for Water Reclamation in Pima County, … More
Jun 25, 2018
Words On Water #38: Al Cho on Smart Water Systems
June 18, 2018 Al Cho is the Vice President of Advanced Infrastructure Analytics at Xylem, Inc. In this episode, Al … More
Jun 19, 2018
Words On Water #37: Ned Beecher on the Benefits of Biosolids
June 11, 2018 Ned Beecher is the Executive Director of the North East Biosolids & Residuals Association. In this episode, … More
Jun 11, 2018
Words On Water #36: Kathryn Sorenson on Water in Phoenix
June 4, 2018 Kathryn Sorenson is the Director of Phoenix Water Services. In this episode, Kathryn discusses how the utility … More
Jun 04, 2018
Words On Water #35: Dr. Bruce Rittmann on Microbial Communities
May 28, 2018 Dr. Bruce Rittmann is the director of the Swette Center for Environmental Biotechnology at the Biodesign Institute … More
May 28, 2018
Words On Water #34: Adam Krantz on Advocacy and Policy
May 21, 2018 Adam Krantz is the CEO of the National Association of Clean Water Agencies. In this episode, Adam … More
May 21, 2018
Words On Water #33: National Green Infrastructure Certification Program
May 8, 2018 The National Green Infrastructure Certification Program (NGICP) is a new jobs program that provides training and certification in … More
May 09, 2018
Words On Water #32: Ingrid Bella on BAYWORK
April 30, 2018 Ingrid Bella is chair of BAYWORK, a consortium of San Francisco Bay Area water utilities working together to … More
May 01, 2018
Words On Water #31: Abigail Gardner on Public Opinion Poll Results
April 23, 2018 Abigail Gardner is the communications adviser for the Value of Water Campaign and U.S. Water Alliance. In … More
Apr 23, 2018
Words On Water #30: Joe Kane on Water Use Patterns, Stormwater Utilities, and Infrastructure Jobs
April 16, 2018 Joe Kane is a senior research associate and associate fellow at the Brookings Institution’s Metropolitan Policy Program. … More
Apr 16, 2018
Words On Water #29: Karen Pallansch on the Utility of the Future
April 9, 2018 Karen Pallansch is the CEO of Alexandria Renew Enterprises in Virginia. In this episode, Karen talks about … More
Apr 09, 2018
Words On Water #28: Alan Heymann on Blue Drop
April 2, 2018 Alan Heymann is the President of Blue Drop and the Chief Marketing Officer for DC Water. In … More
Apr 02, 2018
Words On Water #27: Robert Puente on Conservation and Competition in South Texas
March 25, 2018 Robert Puente is the President and CEO of the San Antonio Water System. In this episode, Robert … More
Mar 26, 2018
Words On Water #26: John Albert on The Water Research Foundation
March 19, 2018 John Albert is the Chief Research Officer for The Water Research Foundation. In this episode, John discusses … More
Mar 20, 2018
Words On Water #25: Melissa Pomales on Puerto Rico’s Recovery from Hurricane Maria
March 12, 2018 Melissa Pomales is based in Puerto Rico as a Water Program Management Leader for Arcadis. In this … More
Mar 12, 2018
Words On Water #24: Paul O’Callaghan on Trends in Water Technology
March 5, 2018 Paul O’Callaghan is the founder of BlueTech Research and the CEO of O2 Environmental. In this episode, … More
Mar 05, 2018
Words On Water #23: Tony Parrott on a Utility’s Economic Impact
February 26, 2018 Tony Parrott is the Executive Director of the Louisville/Jefferson County Metropolitan Sewer District. In this episode, Tony … More
Feb 26, 2018
Words On Water #22: Eliza Roberts on the Food-Water Nexus
February 20, 2018 Eliza Roberts manages the agricultural water stewardship program at Ceres. In this episode, Eliza talks about the … More
Feb 20, 2018
Words On Water #21: Jennifer Walsh on Being a Millennial in the Water Sector
February 12, 2018 Jennifer Walsh is a senior principal engineer with Hazen and Sawyer. In this episode, Jennifer explains why … More
Feb 12, 2018
Words On Water #20: Michael Murphy on Advancing Innovative Technology
February 5, 2018 Michael Murphy is the Director of Water Innovation at the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center. In this episode, … More
Feb 05, 2018
Words On Water #19: Dustin Price and Brandi Madden on Veterans Working in Water
January 29, 2018 Dustin Price is Maintenance Manager at the Portland Water District and a veteran of the U.S. Navy. … More
Jan 29, 2018
Words On Water #18: Hurricane Harvey and Houston Water
January 22, 2018 Hurricane Harvey dropped more than 50 inches of rain and caused catastrophic flooding in Houston, resulting in … More
Jan 22, 2018
Words On Water #17: Carla Reid on Going From “CE to CEO”
January 16, 2018 Carla Reid is the General Manager and CEO of the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission, which serves 1.8 … More
Jan 16, 2018
Words On Water #16: Fredi Lajvardi on Engaging Students in STEM
January 8, 2018 Fredi Lajvardi is a nationally recognized STEM educator and subject of the critically acclaimed documentary Underwater Dreams … More
Jan 08, 2018
Words On Water #15: Representative Garret Graves on the Role of Congress in Water Infrastructure
December 18, 2017 Garret Graves is the U.S. Representative from Louisiana’s 6th congressional district and is a member of several … More
Dec 18, 2017
Words On Water #14: Andrew Sawyers on EPA’s Water Finance Programs
December 11, 2018 Andrew Sawyers is the Director of the Office of Wastewater Management at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. … More
Dec 11, 2017
Words On Water #13: Mustafa Santiago Ali on Environmental Justice
December 4, 2017 Mustafa Santiago Ali is the Senior Vice President of Climate, Environmental Justice, and Community Revitalization for the … More
Dec 04, 2017
Words On Water #12: Ken Kopocis on the Past, Present, and Future of Clean Water Act
November 27, 2017 Ken Kopocis spent nearly three decades in Congress in senior staff positions for the House Committee on Transportation … More
Nov 27, 2017
Words On Water #11: Sue Murphy on Managing Water in Western Australia
November 20, 2017 Sue Murphy is the CEO of the Water Corporation in Western Australia. In this episode, Sue talks … More
Nov 20, 2017
Words On Water #10: Mark Jockers on Brewing Beer with Recycled Water
November 13, 2017 Mark Jockers is the Government and Public Affairs Manager for Clean Water Services in Hillsboro, Oregon. Over … More
Nov 13, 2017
Words On Water #9: Radhika Fox on Investing in Water Infrastructure
November 6, 2017 Radhika Fox is the CEO of the U.S. Water Alliance and Director of the Value of Water … More
Nov 06, 2017
Words On Water #8: Matt Ries on Sustainability and Innovation
October 30, 2017 Matt Ries is the Chief Technical Officer at the Water Environment Federation, but will soon join DC … More
Oct 30, 2017
Words On Water #7: Jenny Hartfelder on Priorities for Water Environment Federation
October 23, 2017 Jenny Hartfelder is the new President of the Board of Trustees for the Water Environment Federation and … More
Oct 23, 2017
Words On Water #6: Imagine A Day Without Water
October 16, 2017 Imagine A Day Without Water is a day of public awareness and education about the vital role … More
Oct 17, 2017
Words On Water #5: Philippe Cousteau on Youth Education on Water
October 9, 2017 Philippe Cousteau is co-founder and president of EarthEcho International, and a television host, producer, author, philanthropist, and … More
Oct 09, 2017
Words On Water #4: Rudy Chow on Developing the Water Workforce
October 1, 2017 Rudy Chow is the Director of the Baltimore City Department of Public Works. In this episode, Rudy talks … More
Oct 02, 2017
Words On Water #3: George Hawkins on Leading and Leaving a Water Utility
September 26, 2017 George Hawkins is the CEO and General Manager of DC Water, as well as a high-profile, articulate … More
Sep 26, 2017
Words On Water #2: Kevin Shafer on the One Water Movement
September 18, 2017 Kevin Shafer is the Executive Director of the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District and the chair of both … More
Sep 18, 2017