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This Week 6-19-23: Capturing 3 Billion Gallons of Water? It's a Philly Thing.

Updated: Jun 23, 2023

Congratulations to our new Ambassadors and say “hello” to our newest members: Marissa Mar (Mexico City, Mexico), Ilana Goldstein



WHO TO KNOW: Travis Loop introduces us to Philadelphia Water’s Stephanie Chiorean, who leads Philadelphia’s Green Machine. Philadelphia is one of the United States' leaders in the use of green infrastructure to manage stormwater and benefit communities. Philly installed 2,800 green tools at over 800 sites, which capture a staggering 3 billion gallons of water.

Get this expert planner's-eye view of lessons learned from three key locations for green infrastructure: the American Street, Adaire School, and Waterloo Playground. Catch her advice for other cities working to go green. Watch now.


Can reusing water from your sinks and appliances be an effective way to conserve?

  • Reusing water is too much trouble – 10%

  • I reuse water for gardening – 50%

  • Other, please comment – 40%

GWW members indicated a preference for reuse of water for irrigation in this week’s poll on ways to reuse water.

Members also commented with gratitude for existing city water reuse systems and noted some newer homes and businesses have built-in reuse systems.



WONDER OF WATER: In “At Water's Edge,” Adam Tank provides colorful, entertaining stories about water and technology to over 3000 subscribers. This month's installment covers a really cool 'Roomba' for cleaning up waterways, why a Canadian company wants to dump laxatives into the ocean, and farmers cleaning up water pollution with farm-friendly tech.



TECH TALK: Health risks from Harmful Algae Blooms are the focus of this new Global Water Works article in H2O Global News.

Read safety tips for you and your pets to stay healthy, key facts about algae toxicity, and good news about solutions available now.

FUN WITH WATER: This article is a treasure trove of aquatic adventures that provide many reasons to value water. From the graceful strokes of swimming to the adrenaline-pumping thrills of jet skiing, there is something for everyone! Read more here.


GLOBAL WATER STORIES: The Young Africans Refugees Entrepreneurs Network (YAREN), based in Uganda, produced this brief documentary showing the challenges of water distribution in a refugee settlement of 140,000 refugees and asylum seekers.



FEATURED EVENTS:

Read on for Global Water Works Community Happenings - curated from around the globe. A partial list is below:


PRAISE AND PRAYER – June 20

WATER INNOVATION EUROPE- June 20 – 22


THE WATER EXPO – August 22 – 24

STORMCON – August 29 – 31

GLOBAL LEAKAGE SUMMIT – September 5 – 6

WATERPRO CONFERENCE 2023 – September 25 – 27

FUTURE WATER CONGRESS – September 27 – 28

4th SWAN AMERICAS WORKSHOP – September 28 - 29

WATERVENT – October 10

WORLD WATER TECH NORTH AMERICA – October 25 – 26

PAK WATER AND ENERGY EXPO – October 25 – 27

WATEC PORTUGAL – December 5 – 7

OFF-GRID EXPO & CONFERENCE 2023 – December 6 – 8

1st SWAN SMART METERING WORKSHOP – February 29 – March 1, 2024

2024 WATER REUSE SYMPOSIUM – March 10 – 13, 2024

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