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Lake Mead Water Shortage Affects Seven States

Lake Mead Water Shortage Affects Seven States

  by Sheryl Hamlin For the first time since its completion in 1935, the federal government has declared a water shortage disaster at Lake Mead. Read about this here at Reuters. Lake Mead was formed with the water from the Hoover Dam hydro plant and feeds the Colorado River. The image below shows the seven […]

California: Toilet to Tap Criteria

California: Toilet to Tap Criteria

by Sheryl Hamlin The California State Water Resources Control Board Division of Drinking Water (DDW) hosted a two day webinar to report on the findings of the expert panel on the proposed criteria for Direct Potable Reuse (DPR) of wastewater. The expert panel members are: · Co-Chair: James Crook, PhD, PE, Engineering Consultant · Co-Chair: […]

Arizona Follows California: Statewide Transportation Electrification Plan

Arizona Follows California: Statewide Transportation Electrification Plan

by Sheryl Hamlin History of Transportation Electrification in Arizona and California A statewide Arizona Transportation Electrification (TE) Plan has been under discussion at the state level for several years. In December 2018, the Arizona Corporation Commission (AZCC) filed a policy recommendation for Electric Vehicles (EV) and associated infrastructure needs. The new Arizona EV growth plan […]

Sustainable Urban Agriculture and Wastewater Based Epidemiology

Sustainable Urban Agriculture and Wastewater Based Epidemiology

by Sheryl Hamlin Chesapeake Water Environmental Association (CWEA) featured two research projects in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Howard University during its June 17, 2021 webinar. The first half of the program was a discussion of urban agriculture and methods of water reuse for urban gardens, a rapidly growing segment of the […]

Renewable Gas 360 Convert Municipal Waste into Renewable Energy

Renewable Gas 360 Convert Municipal Waste into Renewable Energy

by Sheryl Hamlin The Renewable Gas 360 webinar series explains the role renewable gas plays in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. A description of the June 3, 3021 webinar is detailed here. Using case studies and hands-on experiences, the speakers provided 90 minutes of current expertise. Julia Levin, the Executive Director of the Bioenergy Association of […]

California: First Ever Assessment of Safe Drinking Water

California:  First Ever Assessment of Safe Drinking Water

Submitted by Sheryl Hamlin The California Water Board has issued a detailed report about water quality in California. From the Press Release: SACRAMENTO – The State Water Resources Control Board announced today the completion of its first-ever comprehensive look at California water systems that are struggling to provide safe drinking water to communities and how […]

Toilet to Tap (DPR) Changes 100 Years of Public Health Policy

Toilet to Tap (DPR) Changes 100 Years of Public Health Policy

by Sheryl Hamlin California Water Boards held a webinar to announce the beginning of Public Comments for the proposed plan for Direct Potable Reuse (DPR) of wastewater. The comment period ends on 6/25/2021. Comments should be sent to [email protected] The source of the documents is located at https://www.waterboards.ca.gov/drinking_water/certlic/drinkingwater/direct_potable_reuse.html. The webinar may be viewed here: video […]

A Grand Alliance: The Postal Service and Our Democratic Rights

A Grand Alliance: The Postal Service and Our Democratic Rights

By Sheryl Hamlin Day 3 of A Grand Alliance was broken into two segments: THE POSTAL SERVICE AND OUR DEMOCRATIC RIGHTS and THE POSTAL SERVICE AND VIBRANT COMMUNITIES. Segment 1: The Postal Service and Our Democratic Rights The panelists were Jennifer Lamson, Democracy Initiative, Hilary Shelton, NAACP, Melanie Campbell, National Coalition on Black Civic Participation […]

A Grand Alliance: Anti-Privatization and the Postal Service

A Grand Alliance: Anti-Privatization and the Postal Service

by Sheryl Hamlin The second day of the three day webinar on Saving the US Postal Service was dedicated to Postal Financial Services. The keynote speakers were Dave Ward, CWU, UK and Donald Cohen from In the Public Interest. The moderator was Chastity Murphy from The Appeal. Dave Ward who specializes in postal logistics said […]

A Grand Alliance: Save The US Postal Service

A Grand Alliance: Save The US Postal Service

by Sheryl Hamlin Introductory remarks were made by Rob Weissman, Executive Director of Public Citizen, Josh Gray representing Melanie Campbell of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation, APWU President, Mark Dimondstein and Actor, Director, Producer, Political Activist Danny Glover. The three day webinar launched with diverse speakers: Judy Beard from APWU, Sarah Anderson, Institute […]

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