December 31, 2019
Here are the five favorite episodes of 2019 for host Travis Loop, in no particular order:
Noah Loop: A Father and Son Conversation About Water – Travis and Noah talk about why water is important, favorite activities when living by the Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic Ocean, and GenX pollution in the drinking water in their community of Wilmington, N.C.
H2Duo on Role of Communications in Building the Next Gen Workforce – Stephanie and Arianne stress that water utilities could emphasis innovation and technology in external marketing, display more personality to the community, get creative with storytelling, and create exciting job titles and descriptions.
Mel Butcher on the Status of Women in the Water Workforce – Mel talks about challenges women continue to face, from overt sexism to unconscious bias, and how both male and female colleagues can be allies in addressing these obstacles.
Mark Schleifstein on Environmental Reporting and Louisiana Water Issues – Mark talks about several high-profile issues he has covered including the loss of wetlands along Louisiana’s coast, health of the Mississippi River, dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico, impacts of the BP oil spill, and Hurricane Katrina.
Dr. Jackie King on Receiving the Stockholm Water Prize – Jackie explains how she advanced the scientific understanding of water flows, giving decision-makers methods and tools to assess the full range of costs and benefits when managing or developing river systems.