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This Week 7-17-23: Green Drinks, Wastewater Treatment, PFAS and More

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS! Congratulations to our new Ambassadors and say “hello” to our newest members: Lanny Call Jr (Michigan), Carlos Menor Salazar (Illinois), Ron Richards (Illinois), Annette Wisniewski (Illinois), Kathy Paczynski (Illinois), Ruvarangu Mberi (Zimbabwe), Eileen Grochowski (Illinois), Ilana Cohen (Illinois), John Filippo (Illinois) NEWS WORTH SHARING: Forest fires can affect lakes and other water bodies.

WHO TO KNOW: Meet the passionate lake lovers at the Green Drinks gathering for Save Our Lake Life, learning how to rid three interconnected lakes of muck. The problem has reduced the oxygen level resulting in about 1,000 dead fish washing up on the shores. Members signed a petition for the county to allocate American Rescue Plan Act funds for the demonstration project.

THIS WEEK’S POLL: A fun poll with great comments demonstrating the love of many different water sports or activities. What water sports do you find most interesting?

  • Water Skiing - 28%

  • Sailboat sailing or racing - 0%

  • Swimming - 28%

  • Diving all forms - 28%

  • Other please comment - 14%

Love the comments: Sailing, diving and simply exploring. Exploring areas that have a significant water presence can be mesmerizing. Great thought! Watching the beaty of the lake in the morning and swimming in Lake Tanganyika. Enjoy the video included with the Lake Tanganyika comment. https://youtu.be/aPdqvpm6vMY Must add fishing! I will add I love being on the lake in the early morning!! The acts of just being at a water fall, a lake and on the shore watching the waves. Watching a sunset over the water. Yes, this can take your breath away!!

THE WONDER OF WATER: Wastewater treatment plants, also called water reclamation plants, are essential for protecting our water environment. Touring a wastewater facility, as Muganuzi Adonis did, is a fascinating way to learn how pollutants are removed to keep our waters clean.

TECH TALK: “Forever chemicals,” PFAS have become a regulatory issue, as litigation mixes with state and federal rulemaking. Travis Loop discusses these issues and the effect on permitting of a facility on the Cape Fear River with Elizabeth Biser, Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality, and Geoff Gisler, Program Director at the Southern Environmental Law Center.

FUN WITH WATER: Check out the U.S. winners of the 2023 Stockholm Junior Water Prize and their fascinating projects. It’s great to see our next generation solving water challenges.




STORMWATER SOLUTIONS: The Water Environment Federation published Rainfall to Results: The Future of Stormwater, which outlines 7 objectives to solve the increasing challenges on stormwater systems. FEATURED EVENTS: SAVE THE DATE: Read on for Global Water Works Community Happenings - curated from around the globe. A partial list is below: AMERICAN WATER RESOURCES ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE – July 17 - 19 WEF CIRCULAR WATER ECONOMY SUMMIT – July 18 – 20 PRAISE AND PRAYER – July 18 FLORIDA ENVIRONMENTAL PERMITTING SUMMER SCHOOL – July 18 – 21 WATEREUSE ARIZONA SYMPOSIUM – July 23 – 25 IWA MEMBRANE TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE – July 23 - 26 POTABLE REUSE AND BIOLOGICAL TREATMENT – July 24 – 26 WINE FOR WATER – July 27 PRAISE AND PRAYER – August 1 WATER EFFICIENCY AND CONSERVATION SUMMIT – August 2 -3 20th ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON HARMFUL ALGAE – August 2 – October 11 18TH EVERYTHING ABOUT WATER EXPO – August 3 – 5 CASA 2023 ANNUAL CONFERENCE – THE NEW WATER ERA – August 9 – 11 NATIONAL BACKFLOW PREVENTION DAY CELEBRATION – August 15 – 16 WORLD WATER WEEK 2023 – SEEDS OF CHANGE – August 20 – 24 VIENNA WATER CONFERENCE: RIVERS CONNECTING MOUNTAINS & COASTS – August 21 - 25 THE WATER EXPO – August 22 – 24 STORMCON – August 29 – 31 GLOBAL LEAKAGE SUMMIT – September 5 – 6 PACIFIC NORTHWEST CLEAN WATER ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE – September 10 – 12 2023 WATEREUSE TEXAS CONFERENCE – September 20 – 22 WATERPRO CONFERENCE 2023 – September 25 – 27 FUTURE WATER CONGRESS – September 27 – 28 4th SWAN AMERICAS WORKSHOP – September 28 - 29 WATERVENT – October 10 WATER KNOWLEDGE EUROPE – October 17 – 19 WORLD WATER TECH NORTH AMERICA – October 25 – 26 PAK WATER AND ENERGY EXPO – October 25 – 27 2023 WATEREUSE CALIFORNIA CONFERENCE – November 5 – 7 WATER QUALITY TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE – November 5 – 9 WATEC PORTUGAL – December 5 – 7 NORTH AMERICAN WATER LOSS CONFERENCE – 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 #WaterTechnology ABOUT GlobalWaterWorks: Each week, we identify research, success stories, new technologies and water heroes to illustrate how global water works for the planet, people and prosperity. Our mission is to connect drops of interest for waves of impact, and we invite you to collaborate and celebrate impactful water work in the community: https://connect.globalwaterworks.org. You can also follow us on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/global-water-works Twitter @GlobalWaterWork; and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GlobalWaterWorks Jacksonville Beach, FL·Posted Mon, July 17



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