24 episodes

Everyone has a role to play in protecting public health. Tap Talk, the Drinking Water in Rural America Podcast, connects professionals across the drinking water community with ideas to extend and enhance our work.

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Everyone has a role to play in protecting public health. Tap Talk, the Drinking Water in Rural America Podcast, connects professionals across the drinking water community with ideas to extend and enhance our work.

    TT024 - Thinking Differently about Infrastructure

    TT024 - Thinking Differently about Infrastructure

    In this episode we're chatting with Heather Himmelberger, a professional engineer and director of the Southwest Environmental Finance Center. Our conversation features the role of the EFC network, why water systems shouldn't be intimidated by asset management, and her mixed feelings about infrastructure spending.
    Visit drinkingwaterpodcast.org to learn more and find the full show notes for this episode!

    • 1 hr 1 min
    TT023 - Environmental Justice, Water, and Public Health

    TT023 - Environmental Justice, Water, and Public Health

    In this episode we're chatting with Dr. Jackie MacDonald Gibson about her work at the intersection of environmental health and public policy. We focus on the disparities that private well users in disadvantaged communities face, even when there is a public water system in close proximity.
    Visit drinkingwaterpodcast.org to learn more and find the full show notes for this episode!

    • 38 min
    TT022 - Best Practices in Webinar Training

    TT022 - Best Practices in Webinar Training

    Does hosting a webinar feel like a chore? In this episode we're chatting with our own Katie Buckley about the steps we take to produce a successful webinar program with The Private Well Class. We cover advance planning, running the event, and recommended best practices for follow-up.
    Visit drinkingwaterpodcast.org to learn more and find the full show notes for this episode!

    • 45 min
    TT021 - Education and Funding Options for Well Owners

    TT021 - Education and Funding Options for Well Owners

    In this episode we're talking with Margaret Martens of the Water Systems Council and the Water Well Trust about the need for education, support, and funding for private well users in the US. You'll learn about recent changes that expand access to that funding as well as the breadth of resources available for free.
    Visit drinkingwaterpodcast.org to learn more and find the full show notes for this episode!

    • 26 min
    TT020 - Community-centered Infrastructure Planning

    TT020 - Community-centered Infrastructure Planning

    How do we solve the most difficult water infrastructure problems? It requires a more nuanced approach to trust-building and a proactive perspective on the challenges still to come. In this episode we're chatting with CAPT David Harvey about what we can all learn about problem solving in rural communities from the Indian Health Service.
    Visit drinkingwaterpodcast.org to learn more and find the full show notes for this episode!

    • 47 min
    TT019 - Water and Children's Health

    TT019 - Water and Children's Health

    Water is often only part of the healthcare conversation about children when there is a problem. Dr. Alan Woolf, as part of a larger network of pediatricians specializing in environmental health, hopes to change that. In this episode we discuss the simple and not-so-simple reasons that providers don't counsel patients on drinking water as well as potential next steps towards a consistent and proactive approach.
    Visit drinkingwaterpodcast.org to learn more and find the full show notes for this episode!

    • 49 min

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