- Frank Slovenec
This Week 5-1-23 Appreciating Water on May Day
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS!
Congratulations to our new Ambassadors and say “hello” to our newest members:
Mandy Muse (Virginia), Cary Hillebrand (New Jersey), Rob Caliendo (Illinois)
NEWS WORTH SHARING: Maybe you’d like to participate in “No Mow May!”
WHO TO KNOW: Food & Beverage Leader Niranjan Khatri, a regular contributor
the World of Water Action Forum and author of the “Recipe for Transformative Change in Food & Beverage” in BW Hotelier magazine. Niranjan provides common sense strategies to minimize food waste and the energy involved in its processing and transport of water for industry.
THIS WEEK’S POLL: A question we likely all have - How do you know your water is safe to drink?
I have it tested annually - 10%
I really do not know if it's safe- 0%
I have a filtering system at the point of use
I really do not know if it is safe
Our water utility keeps us up to date on water quality - 30
Other please comment – 0%
I have 100% confidence that our utility is making sure our water is clean. However, I would recommend a filtering system to be on the safe side, and even purchasing an at home test kit to clear any worries.
Having worked at water utilities for 36 years, understanding the stringent regulations, testing, technologies, reporting & notification requirements, etc. I tend to trust that my water is safe to drink. I do use a Britta filter to reduce chlorine, as I live close to a water treatment plant.
Despite the precautions the water supply units undertake, it ideal to have a filtering system at home to ensure quality water as this is crucial.
TECH TALK: Environmental lawyer Matthew Klein, who is also the author of the Water Foresight Podcast, discusses the importance of water in our lives and the
challenges we face in managing this vital resource. Klein's talk provides valuable perspectives on water management and the urgent need for collective action to ensure a sustainable water future.
WONDER OF WATER: Trees and water have a special relationship. In just seven minutes you'll learn from Permacuture Instructor Andrew Millison the amazing
impact trees have on our water ecosystems and climate health, and how their removal causes the drought-flood cycle.
WITH OR “WIERDNESS” OF WATER: Water is an extraordinary substance with more than 70 anomalies that enable it to play a unique role in our world. In her TEDx talk, Marcia Barbosa, a physics professor from Brazil, explores these anomalies, or "the weirdness of water."
THE WATER INDUSTRY IN 2030: Most of us are curious about what the future
. Here’s an article by Adam Tank on what the water industry might look like in 2030.
SAVE THE DATE: Read on for Global Water Works Community Happenings - curated from around the globe. A partial list is below:
EFFECTIVE UTILITY MANAGEMENT – May 2 - 3
MICHIGAN LAKES AND STREAMS CONFERENCE – May 5 - 6
GLOBAL WATER SUMMIT – May 8 – 10
WORLD UTILITIES CONGRESS – May 8 – 10
WATER FOR FOOD GLOBAL CONFERENCE – May 8 - 11
IAGLR ANNUAL CONFERENCE ON GREAT LAKES RESEARCH – May 8 - 12
PRAISE AND PRAYER – May 9
SWAN 13TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE: MAKING SMART WATER MAINSTREAM – May 9 - 11
WEF ODORS AND AIR POLLUTANTS CONFERENCE 2023 – May 16 – 19
WEF/IWA RESIDUALS AND BIIOSOLIDS CONFERENCE 2023 – May 16 – 19
NATIONAL PRETREATMENT WORKSHOP + TRAINING – May 16 – 19
BLUETECH FORUM: INNOVATION WITH IMPACT – May 17 - 18
PRAISE AND PRAYER – May 23
ROTARY WORLD WATER SUMMIT 15: EVERYTHING STARTS WITH WASH – May 25
FLORIDA WATER RESOURCES CONFERENCE – May 31 – June 3
WEF/IWA INNOVATIONS IN PROCESS ENGINEERING CONFERENCE – June 6 – 9
AWWA ACE 23: THE FUTURE OF WATER IS 2050 – June 11 - 14
LIBERTYVILLE DAYS – June 15 – 18
WATER INNOVATION EUROPE- June 20 – 22
WOMEN IN ENGINEERING DAY – June 23