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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

#174: 50 Years Of Restoring Rivers

March 23, 2023

For 50 years, American Rivers has worked to protect and restore waterways across the country. Going forward, the goal is to protect one million miles of rivers and remove 30,000 dams by the year 2050

#173: The State Of Water Research

March 20, 2023

Science has always been foundational to water management. That tradition continues in 2023, with a staggering breadth and depth of research underway.

#172: EPA's Move To Regulate PFAS

March 15, 2023

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed drinking water regulations for several types of PFAS, the so-called forever chemicals that are pervasive in society and the environment and pose a risk to human health.

#171: Funding To Fight Lead: State & Local Policy

March 13, 2023

State and local policies play a central role in financing of lead service line replacement. The ability of utilities to use public funds for work on private property is often the key challenge.

#170: Changing The Color Of Water

March 6, 2023

Analysis has shown a significant lack of diversity in the sources cited in media coverage. The Color of Water platform was created to counter this trend.

#169: Green Mortgage Grows In New Orleans

Feb. 27, 2023

Nearly two decades after Hurricane Katrina, there are continued efforts to make New Orleans more resilient to storms and climate change. A recent innovation is the green mortgage, a program that helps lower-income people buy…

#168: The PFAS Puzzle: Lessons On Drinking Water

Feb. 20, 2023

The Cape Fear Public Utility Authority in Wilmington, N.C. found itself in a difficult situation when high levels of PFAS were discovered in its water. How should the utility manage the forever chemicals, particularly in the…

#167: Profiles Of Black Conservationists

Feb. 13, 2023

A conservationist is profiled each day during Black History Month by Sierra Taliaferro, founder of the Green Obsidian page on Facebook. In this episode, she talks about five years of writing the profiles and shares examples …

#166: Funding To Fight Lead: The Menu Of Options

Feb. 6, 2023

The ways to fund lead service line replacement and some of the key financial aspects are discussed in this episode with Cynthia Koehler of the WaterNow Alliance and Tim Male of the Environmental Policy Innovation Center.

#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…

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.