Dr. Vanessa Pirotta is a marine biologist in Australia who uses technology to study whales. In this episode Vanessa discusses collecting whale snot with drones, her research on the impact of global shipping on marine giants, how alarms can prevent entanglement in fishing nets, and the importance of science communications.
Water is vital to our health, communities, environment,
and economy. But there are tremendous challenges to the
quality and quantity of our water. Public awareness, concern, and action on water must increase.
waterloop aims to be part of the solution by presenting conversations and commentary in a podcast about water in our lives and on our planet.
waterloop highlights the importance of water, explores various pressures, and shares positive success stories.
President, Founder, and Host
Travis Loop has 20 years of high-level experience in communications and media, with a focus on water and environmental issues. He is currently the communications director for the Water Environment Federation, a global nonprofit with 35,000 water professionals as members. Travis formerly directed water communications at the U.S. Environmental Protection
Agency in Washington, D.C. and managed public affairs for EPA’s Chesapeake Bay restoration program in Annapolis, Md. He also served as the speechwriter and communications manager for the Governor of Hawaii. Travis began his career as a newspaper
reporter and editor, working for eight years in North Carolina, Virginia, and Hawaii. He has a B.A. in Philosophy and Religion from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.
Vice President & Deputy General Counsel
Environment, Health & Safety at Exelon
Member of Sayisi Dene First Nation
Founder and Executive Director
Corrie Heck Scott
Director Global Communications
Providing Food and Water Sustainably
The Nature Conservancy
Director of Corporate Communications
Dr. Wallace J Nichols
The Live Blue Foundation
The Times-Picayune and NOLA.com
Potomac Riverkeeper Network
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