Streaming Water
An interview-style podcast focusing on water and wastewater issues. Guests with different areas of expertise give perspectives on relevant water topics. Subjects include water quality, water resources, current events, leadership, legal issues, engineering, technology, and careers. This podcast is jointly sponsored by the Rocky Mountain Water Environment Association and the Colorado Wastewater Utility Council.
2 months ago

S3E7 - WET testing and the Lab with Melissa Mimna

Episode Notes: Laboratory analysis and Whole Effluent Toxicity (WET) testing is discussed with Boulder Laboratory Program Supervisor, Melissa Mimna. Melissa talks about what happens in a wastewater lab and what it is like to work in one. In the second half, Melissa provides insight into the complicated nature of WET testing. As always, a pop quiz closes out the episode.

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3 months ago

S3E6 - National Wastewater Surveillance with Dr. Anna Mehrotra

Episode Notes: In this episode Dr. Anna Mehrotra, Wastewater Surveillance Program Director for the Water Environment Federation, visits the podcast. Dr. Mehrotra discusses the national efforts to look at Covid-19 and other diseases in wastewater. Anna talks about the current state of monitoring programs, and tells listeners what the future likely holds for this new area. Anna also gives tips for bringing together professionals from the wastewater and public health worlds. As always a pop-quiz ends the episode.

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6 months ago

S3E4 - Airborne Snow Measurement with Taylor Winchell and Jeff Deems

Episode Notes: In this episode, Taylor Winchell of Denver Water, and Jeff Deems from Airborne Snow Observatories discuss snow measurement. A NASA spinoff program containing all things awesome including lasers, airplanes, data crunching, skiing, etc. is discussed. The Colorado Airborne Snow Measurement Program is also talked about. As always the show ends with a pop quiz. More information on the Colorado Airborne Snow Measurement Program can be found here: Colorado snow.org.

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9 months ago

S3E2 - Student Engineers Tackle E. coli

Episode Notes: In this episode a team of engineering students from Colorado School of Mines (Adaptable Aquatic Solutions) describes their proposed solution for eliminating E. Coli in Cherry Creek. The project was part of the Greenway Foundation’s Clean Water Challenge. The team discusses how they went about formulating their project and describe their ultimate design. Members also talk about what they learned along the way. More information can be found on the team website at: https://alexandradaniels5.wixsite.com/csm-e--coli-clean-up As always, a pop quiz closes out the episode.

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1 year ago

S2E12 - SCADA with Daniel Williams

Episode Notes: In this, the final episode of 2022,Daniel Williams, I&C Supervisor at Loveland, talks about SCADA. Daniel relates the importance of instrumentation and controls to water and wastewater treatment. Daniel also discusses cybersecurity and the difference between IT and OT. As always the show is closed out with a (Christmas-themed) pop quiz.

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1 year ago

S2E11 - 2022 Rocky Mountain Water Conference

Episode Notes: This special episode of the podcast was recorded on the conference center floor at the recent Rocky Mountain Water Conference in Keystone, Colorado. The show features short interviews with attendees, presenters, officers, and vendors. The RMWC is a regional annual event of the Rocky Mountain Water Environment Association and the Rocky Mountain Section of the American Water Works Association.

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1 year ago

S2E10 - Environmental Interns Whitney and Ben

Episode Notes: In this episode environmental engineering student interns Whitney Knopp and Ben Camp are interviewed. The pair talk about their college experience as engineering students at The University of Colorado. The two also discuss what they learned during their time at South Platte Renew as interns. As always, a pop quiz closes out the episode.

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1 year ago

S2E9 - Direct Potable Reuse with John Rehring

DPR and the Pure Water Trailer

Episode Notes: In this episode, john Rehring P.E. with Carollo Engineers talks abou direct potable reuse. John describes the technology involved in turning wastewater into drinking water. He also discusses the state of direct potable reuse in Colorado and nationally. John then talks about the Colorado Pure Water DPR Demonstration Trailer. This mobile treatment center can travel around and educate communities about direct potable reuse. As always, a pop quiz concludes the episode.

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