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WASTEWATER
Breakthrough technology transforms performance and economics for industrial wastewater reuse
Boston Start-up ZwitterCo


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

WITH THE FLOW - Week of 1/23- 1/29/23 ➤
OVERVIEW includes river flows, spills, impaired water bodies, boil water advisories, and Harmful Algal Blooms (Seasonal).
Ramapo River flowing much above normal


SPILLS - Week of 1/30/-2/5 ➤

1386 gallons of dielectric fluid reported spilled in Lower Hudson Watershed.



CRIMEBOX - Week of 1/30 - 2/5/23 ➤
Clean Water Act (CWA) Historic Case Summary 2000: CR_963

Lockport plating company dumps hazardous wastewater into public sewer system, manager incarcerated


SAFE DRINKING WATER BOX - Week of 1/30 - 2/5/23 ➤ SDWA Compliance: 93.4% of NY drinking water facilities listed with no violations
Serious Violators: List of Facilities with Significant Violations

NYS MAPS

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WATERSHEDS

Complete data on NY watersheds, including population, rivers, streams, reservoirs, regulators and community water systems. Click on links below.

Watersheds Basics   All Regions   Northwest    Southwest   Central   Northeast

IMPAIRED WATERS
Interview with Riverkeeper Program Director, Dan Shapley
On the 50th Anniversary of the Clean Water Act, reacting to the Draft 2020-2022 Impaired Waters List

2022 Revised List of Impaired Water Bodies












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WT LATEST

MINING
International deep seabed mining kicks off under "secrecy agreement", the first in: Canada



SMART IRRIGATION
High Technology applied to water conservation - where it counts the most
How Lumo Ag took its smart water valve from idea to market

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.


INDUSTRIAL 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
WT Interview with Gregory Constantine, CEO, 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


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

Danielle Doggett - Named one of the most influential women of the century Building the World’s first fleet of 100% clean ocean-going container vessels


From trash to treasure - A paradigm shift
Interview with Joanne Rodriguez Founder of GreenTech Start-up, MYCOCYCLE


An interview with Diane Galusha, Author of Liquid Assets - A History of New York City’s Water System



CITY WATER

ROCHESTER
Rochester Wins The Best Tasting Drinking Water in NYS Award 2022

Interview with Geoffery Gugal, Director of the City of Rochester Bureau of Water


ALBANY
Rochester Wins Award-winning water and responsible stewardship


Interview with Joseph Coffey, Albany's Water Commissioner


POUGHKEEPSIE
How Poughkeepsie water flows to your tap
Interview with Randy Alstadt, P.E., Water Plant Administrator









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