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waterloop features conversations about water in our lives and communities with a focus on solutions for a sustainable future. The program is hosted by Travis Loop.

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waterloop features conversations about water in our lives and communities with a focus on solutions for a sustainable future. The program is hosted by Travis Loop.

    waterloop #102: Picking Up The Pace On Beach Testing with Rachel Noble

    waterloop #102: Picking Up The Pace On Beach Testing with Rachel Noble

    When water quality tests are conducted at the beach to determine safety for swimming it typically takes 24 hours for results, which isn’t helpful for protecting public health in real-time. But a rapid method of testing can provide information about bacteria levels at the beach in just an hour or two, as discussed in this episode by its developer Dr. Rachel Noble, a Professor at the Institute of Marine Sciences at the University of North Carolina. Rachel explains that most states have not adopted the rapid testing for beach water quality and calls on the federal government to provide more funding for state monitoring programs, particularly because of the role of beaches as economic drivers. She also talks about further evolutions in water quality testing, including the use of autonomous vehicles to monitor water conditions.
    waterloop is made possible in part by grants from the Walton Family Foundation and Spring Point Partners.
    waterloop is sponsored by High Sierra Showerheads, the smart and stylish way to save water, energy, and money while enjoying a powerful shower. Use promo code Loop20 for 20 percent off at highsierrashowerheads.com​​​ (https://www.highsierrashowerheads.com​​​)

    waterloop #101: The Brain and Behavior Change with Katie Williamson and Philipe Bujold

    waterloop #101: The Brain and Behavior Change with Katie Williamson and Philipe Bujold

    Many environmental problems stem from behavior problems. So over the past decade the environmental field has intensified its use of psychology, neuroscience, and behavioral science to understand how people’s brains operate and how to design programs to change behavior. The trend is explored in this episode with Katie Williamson, Senior Associate at Rare, and Philipe Bujold, Behavior Scientist at Rare. They discuss types of behavior, the levers for triggering change, and examples of initiatives in the water space including conservation efforts in California and Cape Town.
    waterloop is made possible in part by grants from the Walton Family Foundation and Spring Point Partners.
    waterloop is sponsored by High Sierra Showerheads, the smart and stylish way to save water, energy, and money while enjoying a powerful shower. Use promo code Loop20 for 20 percent off at highsierrashowerheads.com​​​

    waterloop #100: Blue Mind, Zen Mind with Wallace J Nichols and Jaimal Yogis

    waterloop #100: Blue Mind, Zen Mind with Wallace J Nichols and Jaimal Yogis

    During the past year of challenges and upheaval in society, many people turned to nature and water in particular for exercise, adventure, escape, and healing. The unique ability for water to elevate well-being - physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually - is discussed in this episode with Wallace J Nichols, author of Blue Mind, and Jaimal Yogis, author of Saltwater Buddha, The Fear Project, and All Our Waves Are Water. J and Jaimal share the role of water in some of their personal experiences of the last year, discuss the host’s first time in a float tank, and talk about surfing as medicine.





    waterloop is made possible in part by grants from the Walton Family Foundation and Spring Point Partners.

    waterloop #99: Sensing the Coast with Phil Bresnahan

    waterloop #99: Sensing the Coast with Phil Bresnahan

    With the ocean and coastal waters under a variety of stressors including pollution and climate change it is vital to gather more scientific data. Rapid advancements in technology have led to a proliferation of sensors for studying the coast and made these tools operable and affordable for a wider group. The use of sensors is discussed in this episode with Phil Bresnahan, an Assistant Professor of Oceanography at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. Phil also talks about the need for scientists to improve communication, his invention called Smartfin that is a sensor for surfboards and paddleboards, and why surfers are excellent citizen scientists.
    waterloop is made possible in part by grants from the Walton Family Foundation and Spring Point Partners.
    waterloop is sponsored by High Sierra Showerheads, the smart and stylish way to save water, energy, and money while enjoying a powerful shower. Use promo code Loop20 for 20 percent off at highsierrashowerheads.com​​​ (https://www.highsierrashowerheads.com​​​)

    waterloop #98: Progress at the Speed of Trust with Dan Keppen and Taylor Hawes

    waterloop #98: Progress at the Speed of Trust with Dan Keppen and Taylor Hawes

    waterloop #97: Putting Faith in Conservation with Cory Sparks and Helen Rose Patterson

    waterloop #97: Putting Faith in Conservation with Cory Sparks and Helen Rose Patterson

    Religion is a very prevalent part of life in New Orleans and southern Louisiana, leading conservation organizations to build relationships with local faith leaders and to educate them on environmental issues. Faith leaders often believe that as God’s creation it is important to be stewards of nature and they carry this message to their congregations. The role of the faith community in conservation is discussed in this episode by Helen Rose Patterson, Senior Outreach Coordinator for the Gulf Program at the National Wildlife Federation, and Cory Sparks, Assistant Pastor at Bethany United Methodist Church in New Orleans. Helen Rose and Cory talk about field trips to see coastal problems and projects, training in advocacy for faith leaders, and the impact they have by writing op-eds, speaking at public meetings, and talking to elected officials.
    waterloop is made possible in part by grants from the Walton Family Foundation and Spring Point Partners.
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Water is so important. It’s what sustains life. Lack of it causes conflicts, prevents habitable areas on Earth and prevents us from living on other planets.

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