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waterloop: exploring solutions

waterloop: exploring solutions

waterloop is a nonprofit media outlet helping water leaders to discover solutions and drive change for a sustainable and equitable water future.

Recent Episodes

#165: The PFAS Puzzle: Lessons On Science

Jan. 30, 2023

This episode is part of a series The PFAS Puzzle: Lessons From A Contaminated Cape Fear. The forever chemicals were dumped in the North Carolina river for nearly 40 years before being discovered. The series explores how a co…

#164: New Jersey’s Look At Affordability

Jan. 22, 2023

How can the affordability of water bills be properly addressed without consistent and comprehensive data? New Jersey decided to get a clearer look at the situation. A state law now requires all water utilities to report on a…

#163: Expansion of waterloop

Jan. 18, 2023

Nonprofit media outlet waterloop is expanding its coverage of solutions to today’s critical water challenges, including features on lessons learned from PFAS pollution in North Carolina’s Cape Fear River, options for funding…

#162: Mentality Of A Mentor

Jan. 10, 2023

How does someone develop the mentality of a mentor and create opportunities for others? For Tim Alston it started in high school, when the people selected for a leadership program didn’t reflect the diversity of the student …

#161: Pivot Back To Nature

Dec. 5, 2022

During the last century, large engineering projects were used to control water resources. But in many ways, that man-made infrastructure is failing to meet challenges in the 21st century such as drought, flooding, pollution,…

#160: Hold The Salt

Nov. 15, 2022

In an increasingly thirsty world, there is much potential in desalination, the process of removing salt from seawater. But desalination has historically posed challenges - it consumes massive amounts of expensive energy, pro…

#159: Turning Polls Into Policy

Nov. 2, 2022

In a recent poll, U.S. voters overwhelmingly agreed that water is a human right, clean waterways are important, and infrastructure investments are critical. While those results are encouraging, the real value of polls are in…

#158: P3 For The Community

Oct. 24, 2022

P3 involves a public agency partnering with a private entity on a project. A twist on the traditional public-private partnership puts the community first and focuses on its challenges and opportunities. This approach works p…

#157: The Clean Water Act Owner’s Manual

Oct. 17, 2022

2022 is the 50th anniversary of the Clean Water Act, which fundamentally changed regulation and management of water resources in the U.S. The Clean Water Act Owner’s Manual was created to help people understand and use the l…

About the Host

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Travis Loop


waterloop founder Travis Loop began his career as a newspaper reporter and returned to his passion for journalism to launch and operate the platform. He brings more than 20 years of experience including as communications director at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Water Environment Federation, and Chesapeake Bay Program, as well as speechwriter for the Governor of Hawaii.