Reflections on Water Podcast

The Reflections on Water Podcast features conversations with water sector leaders discussing key developments in water law and policy

Tracy Mehan joins Dave and Anna to discuss his work as executive director of government affairs with the American Water Works Association and the flood of water topics inundating the drinking water sector, including new infrastructure funding, affordability as an environmental justice issue, AWWA’s perspective on PFAS and its associated superfund liability question, and updates to the lead and copper rule.

Continue reading Drinking Water on Tap: Money, Morality, and More with Tracy Mehan from the American Water Works Association

Anna and Dave welcome Iowa Agriculture Secretary Mike Naig to talk soil health, creative financing, and the future of watershed management in Iowa. They also discuss the state’s ongoing work as part of the Hypoxia Task Force.
Continue reading Innovation in Iowa: Talking About the Future of Watershed Management With Iowa Agriculture Secretary Mike Naig

WateReuse Association Executive Director Pat Sinicropi joins Anna Wildeman and Dave Ross to talk about the role of water reuse as a water management strategy for the 21st century. Specifically, Pat discusses water reuse technology, the role of the federal government in encouraging water recycling as a national strategy, and state and local community efforts to accelerate the adoption of water reuse in businesses and communities across the country.
Continue reading Reuse to the Rescue: Talking Water Reuse with Pat Sinicropi, Executive Director, WateReuse Association

Anna Wildeman welcomes Oklahoma Secretary of Energy and Environment Ken Wagner to the podcast. In this episode Ken, Dave Ross, and Anna touch on the diversification of Oklahoma’s energy portfolio, including its pursuit of renewable energy sources, such as hydrogen, and its confluence with the water sector.

Continue reading H2Oklahoma: Interview with Secretary Ken Wagner

Dave Ross talks with Radhika Fox as she marks her one year anniversary as EPA’s Assistant Administrator for Water. They discuss how her prior experiences prepared her for the role at EPA and her desire to change the narrative around water by connecting it back to the community. They also look at her first year accomplishments, the recently passed infrastructure bill, the 50th anniversary of the Clean Water Act, and more.
Continue reading Diving In: An Interview With Radhika Fox, Assistant Administrator, Office of Water