UTR: Words on Water

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Did you know that your body weight is approximately 60 percent water? Your body uses water in all its cells, organs, and tissues. Because your body loses water through breathing, sweating, and digestion, it’s important to rehydrate by drinking water.

For most of us, access to water is easy, but globally, one in nine persons, nearly 800 million people, lack access to safe water at home. 

That’s why the Water Environment Federation (WEF) podcast Words on Water is important. 

Since 1928, WEF, a global water sector leader, has provided water-quality professionals with the latest water-quality education, training, and collective knowledge toward improving water quality around the world.

Words on Water host Travis Loop recently interviewed U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize Winner Zoe Gotthold. Not long ago, she graduated high school, and will be attending MIT. Gotthold loves penguins. In fact, she stated that penguins are great environmental indicators of our planet’s suffering. “If penguins suffer, then we know the world is a risk,” she said. That’s why her winning experiment was on how to better clean up oil spill emulsions. An emulsion is formed when two liquids combine, with one ending up suspended in the other, such as when oil spills into the ocean and causes harm to sea life, including penguins. 

Gotthold refers to it as a sort of “sea mayonnaise” of doom.

 

September 2020 Issue

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