Water Nerds is a podcast brought to you by Hydroviv. We don't have to express the importance of water in your and your family's life. So our goal is to weigh in on water quality across the country and make water make sense.
Some Environmental Stressors And How Their Toxicity Impacts Humans
Analies sits down with Dr. Susanne Brander, Ecotoxicologist at Oregon State University, to discuss some of the largest environmental stressors and how their toxicity impacts humans.
National PFAS Contamination Coalition & Merrimack Citizens For Clean Water
Analies, Hydroviv's Head of Policy, discusses PFAS advocacy efforts in New Hampshire with Laurene Allen.
Microplastic Pollution in the US
Analies, Hydroviv's Head of Policy and Dr. Scott Coffin, Research Scientist with the California Water Board discuss microplastic pollution in the US.
Sustainable PFAS Remediation
Analies, Hydroviv's Head of Policy discusses sustainable PFAS remediation with research scientist Molly Frazar.
How Does Lead Impact Children?
Analies and Christina, two of Hydroviv's Water Nerds, discuss the health effects of lead in children.
States That Regulate PFAS In Drinking Water
Analies, one of Hydroviv's Water Nerds, discusses states that have taken steps to regulate PFAS in their drinking water.
Informative but somewhat biased
As someone who works in the environmental remediation field, I think this show does a good job of breaking down often complex issues to be easily understandable. I do think they could do a much better job of either acknowledging or preventing the inherent bias in their explanation of these issues, which is that their business is reliant on you thinking that your water is unsafe to drink (and that their specific type of filters are the best solution for this). This could be pretty easily remedied by acknowledging the bias up front and/or adding more “may” or “could be” type statements into the reporting (e.g. “if you live in an old building, lead leaching into your drinking water COULD BE a problem”). I’d also love to see more information on how to improve source water rather than just improving personal water supplies.
Industry darlings with terrible audio
Background music like it’s a clubhouse
Never knew I could learn so much about water. Thank you for this show to make learning accessible. And making good water access easier with your products!