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When talking about the built environment, we would do well to remember, "We shape our buildings, and afterwards, our buildings shape us." Therefore, on each episode, we'll discuss the latest trends from IAPMO in plumbing and mechanical safety, sustainability, and resiliency. Join me, your host Christoph Lohr, and together, we'll explore the ways we can make our buildings shape us for the better.

The Authority Podcast: Plumbing and Mechanical IAPMO

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When talking about the built environment, we would do well to remember, "We shape our buildings, and afterwards, our buildings shape us." Therefore, on each episode, we'll discuss the latest trends from IAPMO in plumbing and mechanical safety, sustainability, and resiliency. Join me, your host Christoph Lohr, and together, we'll explore the ways we can make our buildings shape us for the better.

    Bridgewater, New Jersey Flood FEMA Reimbursement

    Bridgewater, New Jersey Flood FEMA Reimbursement

    On this episode, we talk with Steven Rodzinak, director of code enforcement for the borough of Bound Brook, New Jersey about if specific building codes hurt or help FEMA reimbursement.  Bridgewater, New Jersey is situated on a floodplain of the Raritan River and has experienced devastating floods for decades from Hurricane Dora in 1971 to Hurricane Ida 50 years later. According to Riskfactor. com, 70% of all properties in the municipality have greater than a 25% chance of being severely affected by flooding over the next 30 years. 

    Mr. Rodzinak talks to us about the intersection of building codes and the impact on federal emergency management agency, FEMA funding to answer the question if specific building codes hurt or help with FEMA reimbursement.

    • 18 min
    Emerging Water Technologies Symposium - The Nexus Between Sustainability and Safety: Avoiding Unintended Consequences

    Emerging Water Technologies Symposium - The Nexus Between Sustainability and Safety: Avoiding Unintended Consequences

    The EWTS provides a unique opportunity to meet well-known experts from across the globe. Participants are able to discover ideas and approaches about emerging technologies that benefit drinking water and wastewater systems, improve efficiency, and preserve public health. Of particular interest is how these new technologies help cope with drought, reduce carbon emissions, and contribute to overall water sustainability.
     This year’s theme will focus on the nexus between sustainability and safety, and avoiding unintended consequences of each. Together, we’ll look to find solutions to our 21st Century water challenges.

    • 15 min
    Raising the Bar in the Industrial Water Treatment Industry with Scaling UP! H2O Podcast Host Trace Blackmore

    Raising the Bar in the Industrial Water Treatment Industry with Scaling UP! H2O Podcast Host Trace Blackmore

    Scaling UP! H2O podcast features weekly podcast episodes and daily digital content across social media platforms. With over 10,000 monthly downloads and a ranking in the top 3% of all podcasts globally by Listen Notes, Scaling UP! H2O serves as an invaluable, free educational resource for professionals in the water industry. On this episode, we'll be speaking with Trace Blackmore, CWT, LEED AP, esteemed CEO and founder of Blackmore Enterprises and host of the Scaling UP! H2O podcast, about how the podcast began, and the importance of water management plans, education, and communication.

    • 17 min
    What is the Best Policy Approach to Implementing Water Recycling? Lessons from Oregon

    What is the Best Policy Approach to Implementing Water Recycling? Lessons from Oregon

    Water is facing alarming stress levels in the U. S. from drought and drinking water pollution, but outdated policies and inefficient use of water resources leave us vulnerable to a future where safe drinking water scarcity can no longer be ignored. On this episode, we'll be speaking with Pete Muñoz, EcoDistricts AP senior engineer and practice lead at Biohabitats, about how the state of Oregon successfully implemented water recycling policies to ensure sustainable water management for generations to come.

    • 11 min
    Putting Water Front and Center with Epic Cleantec Co-Founder + CEO

    Putting Water Front and Center with Epic Cleantec Co-Founder + CEO

    Aaron Tartakovsky, co-founder and CEO of Epic Cleantec, highlighted the newfound prominence of water during the renowned World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting in Davos this year. On this episode, we'll be speaking with Tartakovsky about the convergence of technology, regulations, and innovative business models aimed at tackling water-related climate issues. We also discuss how to market plumbing, like marketing recycled water for beer!

    • 15 min
    Can Hospitals Safely Reuse Water?

    Can Hospitals Safely Reuse Water?

    The high volume of wastewater generated by hospitals is a challenge for engineers that want to promote safety and sustainability. Not only that, but due to waterborne pathogen concerns, hospitals are set to flush even more water to drain in an effort to control water age. 

    On this episode, we'll be speaking with Bob Salvatelli, director of Water Organization for NextEra Distributed Water, and Patricia Sinicropi, executive director of the WateReuse Association, about how hospital water reuse systems work, costs that hospitals need to consider up front for installation and ongoing maintenance, and what policymakers should consider for codes and standards governing hospital reuse.

    • 14 min

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