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46 minutes | Dec 30, 2021
S2E6 - Machine Learning with Katya Bilyk, PE
Episode Notes: In this episode, Katya Bilyk, a Senior Associate at Hazen and Sawyer in Raleigh, North Carolina talks about machine learning. Katya describes how she got into the field of wastewater engineering and what spurred her interest in machine learning. She describes instances where machine learning has been successfully deployed in the water and wastewater sector. Katya also takes listeners through the process of implementing a machine learning project. As always the episode is closed out with a pop quiz. Find out more at https://streaming-water.pinecast.co
47 minutes | Jul 26, 2021
S2E5 - Colorado Water Issues with State Senator Cleave Simpson
Episode Notes: Colorado State Senator and Rio Grand Water Conservation District Manager, Cleave Simpson talks about water issues in Colorado. Agricultural perspectives on water management are discussed. Water challenges in the Rio Grande Basin are considered. Current state legislative efforts involving water are summarized. As always, the episode ends with a fun pop quiz. Find out more at https://streaming-water.pinecast.co
40 minutes | May 7, 2021
S2E4 - Industrial Pretreatment with Dave Louch
Episode Notes: In this episode The role of Industrial Pretreatment is discussed. Long-time Pretreatment Administrator Dave Louch talks about what pretreatment is and why it is so important to wastewater plants and the environment. Dave also tells listeners about some interesting things he has seen during his career in industrial pretreatment. Find out more at https://streaming-water.pinecast.co
33 minutes | Mar 25, 2021
S2E3 - Collection Systems with Ceila Rethamel
Episode Notes: Ceila Rethamel, Collection System Superintendent with the City of Westminster, Colorado talks about wastewater collection systems. Ceila touches on some things an ordinary person might not know about these complex systems. The use of robotic technology and big data in the maintenance and management of these underground assets Is also discussed. As always and end-of-show quiz closes out the episode. Find out more at https://streaming-water.pinecast.co
43 minutes | Feb 25, 2021
S2E2 - COVID-19 Testing in Wastewater with Dr. Josh Goldman-Torres and Tracy Fielder
Episode Notes: Dr. Josh Goldman-Torres and Tracy Fielder talk about a group of Colorado wastewater plants that are testing for COVID-19 in wastewater. The two discuss how the testing is done, where the data can be accessed, and what the information is ultimately used for. The future of the emerging field of wastewater-based epidemiology Is also considered. As always, an end-of-show quiz closes out the episode. Find out more at https://streaming-water.pinecast.co
29 minutes | Jan 25, 2021
S2E1 - Santa Fe Utilities with Kristin Johansen
Episode Notes: In this episode Kristin Johansen, a water utilities engineer with the City of Santa Fe is interviewed. Kristin tells a story about solving a water quality manganese mystery. She also discusses a recently completed water tank build. The finds of Santa Fe Water‘s on-staff archaeologist are talked about as well. As always, the episode is closed out with a quiz.
39 minutes | Nov 30, 2020
S1E12 - Wildfires and Water with Jill Oropeza
Episode Notes: Jill Oropeza, Director of Ft. Collins Water Quality Services Division, joins the podcast to discuss the effects of wildfire on watersheds and water quality. Jill discusses the efforts undertaken by the city to respond to recent fires. She also talks about the external and internal collaboration needed to produce high quality drinking water after a fire event. As always an end-of-show quiz closes out the episode.
40 minutes | Nov 12, 2020
S1E11 - Water Conservation with Laura Wing
Episode Notes: In this episode, Laura Wing, Water Resources Administrator with the City of Thornton talks about water conservation programs and strategies. Incentives provided by cities to encourage customers to reduce usage are discussed. Changes in technology which enable homeowners and cities to save water are examined. Methods of educating customers about the importance of conservation are also explained. An election-based end-of-show quiz closes out the episode.
43 minutes | Oct 27, 2020
S1E10 - Denver Water’s Lead Plan with Nicole Poncelet-Johnson
Episode Notes: In this episode, Nicole Poncelet-Johnson, Director of Water Quality and Treatment at Denver Water talks about the utility’s recently approved lead control variance. Nicole discusses the corrosion control method prescribed by the State and EPA and the alternative solution arrived at through science and a whirlwind stakeholder process. The components of the program, which ultimately tackles the problem with a quicker and more sustainable approach, is also presented. Nicole also lets listeners in on a new way Denver Water is optimizing treatment processes at its facilities without breaking the bank. As always, an end-of-show quiz closes out the episode.
41 minutes | Sep 29, 2020
S1E9 - Hydrography with Matt Hardesty
Episode Notes: Matt Hardesty, Chief of Hydrography for the Colorado Division of Water Resources talks about measuring water for administration of Colorado’s water rights system. Matt discusses the equipment and techniques used to measure stream flows in Colorado. He also explains the advancements in technology that have occurred since the system was instituted. The mid-show segment focuses on Ralph Parshall and his water measuring flume. As always an end-of-show quiz tests the guest’s knowledge.
51 minutes | Sep 14, 2020
S1E8 - PFAS with Dr. Allegra K. da Silva and Sarah Reeves
Episode Notes: Dr. Allegra K. da Silva and Sarah Reeves, engineers with Brown and Caldwell, visit the podcast to discuss PFAS. The duo talks about the status of PFAS regulations on the state and national levels. PFAS chemistry and treatment technologies are also covered by the two experts. A movie review of Dark Waters makes up the mid-show segment and as always, a brain-busting quiz finishes out the episode.
33 minutes | Aug 10, 2020
S1E7 - Large vs. Small Utilities with Barbara Biggs
Episode Notes: Barbara Biggs, Manager of Roxborough Water and Sanitation District, talks about the key differences between large and small utilities. Barb compares her experience at Metro Wastewater to what she sees at Roxborough. She highlights the differences in priorities, operations, and management philosophy. Barbara also discusses the calls she hopes she won't get at 3:00 a.m. The mid-show break includes talk of nanotechnology and an end of show quiz tests the guest's knowledge.
34 minutes | Jul 25, 2020
S1E6 - Making Big Water Decisions with Sarah Dominick
Episode Notes: Sarah Dominick, a consulting engineer with Hazen and Sawyer, talks about how utilities make big decisions. The types of decisions utilities face is discussed. Tools and techniques used to make Big decisions are presented. A Russian who averted World War III leads to a discussion of the importance of the right timing when making or not making a decision. As always an end of show quiz tests guest’s knowledge.
38 minutes | Jul 8, 2020
S1E5 - Water Sector Creativity with Tom Kunetz
Episode Notes: Tom Kunetz, Immediate Past President of the Water Environment Federation, discusses his background in improvisational theater and relates those concepts to our left-brained water industry. Tom talks about his role in the new water film Brave Blue World. Tom offers tips on presenting and communicating about water. He Also introduces three things he feels are important for people to have in their lives and careers. As always an end-of-show quiz tests the guest’s knowledge.
38 minutes | Jun 13, 2020
S1E4 - Being an Operator with Kevin Hill
Episode Notes: Kevin Hill talks about his career as an operator at the third largest wastewater plant in Colorado. He discusses industry changes he witnessed and the key skills needed for success as a professional operator. Kevin gives insight into his time as RMWEA President. Tips for returning to work after the quarantine are given and an operator pop quiz closes out the show.
40 minutes | May 17, 2020
S1E3 - Construction Inspection with Clay Rahn
Episode Notes In this episode, Clay Rahn talks about his job as a resident engineer on large water and wastewater construction projects. The top 7 signs you Have a bad contractor are featured. Three rules of construction inspection are discussed. The show wraps with a construction quiz.
30 minutes | May 4, 2020
S1E2 - Lake Management with Steve Lundt
Episode Notes: In this episode limnologist Steve Lundt discusses the ins and outs of lake science. Steve talks about tests that are important to lake monitoring and what the study of lakes can tell us about watersheds. Interesting lake projects including limnocorrals and biomanipulation as tools of lake management are also talked about. The episode reveals where to find a lakeside phonebooth and an end-of-episode lake quiz.
24 minutes | Apr 10, 2020
S1E1 - Coronavirus and Water Utilities with Ron Falco
Episode Notes Coronavirus with guest Ron Falco - Drinking Water Program Manager at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. Ron discusses the effects of COVID-19 on water utilities and the Colorado Water Quality Control Division. Top stay-at-home activities are explored and a Coronavirus quiz finishes out the episode.
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