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2010 Opening Session - C Swain Presentation
2010 Opening Session - C Swain Presentation
2010 Opening Session - C Swain Presentation
2010 Opening Session - C Swain Presentation
2010 Opening Session - C Swain Presentation
2010 Opening Session - C Swain Presentation
2010 Opening Session - C Swain Presentation
2010 Opening Session - C Swain Presentation
2010 Opening Session - C Swain Presentation
2010 Opening Session - C Swain Presentation
2010 Opening Session - C Swain Presentation
2010 Opening Session - C Swain Presentation
2010 Opening Session - C Swain Presentation
2010 Opening Session - C Swain Presentation
2010 Opening Session - C Swain Presentation
2010 Opening Session - C Swain Presentation
2010 Opening Session - C Swain Presentation
2010 Opening Session - C Swain Presentation
2010 Opening Session - C Swain Presentation
2010 Opening Session - C Swain Presentation
2010 Opening Session - C Swain Presentation
2010 Opening Session - C Swain Presentation
2010 Opening Session - C Swain Presentation
2010 Opening Session - C Swain Presentation
2010 Opening Session - C Swain Presentation
2010 Opening Session - C Swain Presentation
2010 Opening Session - C Swain Presentation
2010 Opening Session - C Swain Presentation
2010 Opening Session - C Swain Presentation
2010 Opening Session - C Swain Presentation
2010 Opening Session - C Swain Presentation
2010 Opening Session - C Swain Presentation
2010 Opening Session - C Swain Presentation
2010 Opening Session - C Swain Presentation
2010 Opening Session - C Swain Presentation
2010 Opening Session - C Swain Presentation
2010 Opening Session - C Swain Presentation
2010 Opening Session - C Swain Presentation
2010 Opening Session - C Swain Presentation
2010 Opening Session - C Swain Presentation
2010 Opening Session - C Swain Presentation
2010 Opening Session - C Swain Presentation
2010 Opening Session - C Swain Presentation
2010 Opening Session - C Swain Presentation
2010 Opening Session - C Swain Presentation
2010 Opening Session - C Swain Presentation
2010 Opening Session - C Swain Presentation
2010 Opening Session - C Swain Presentation
2010 Opening Session - C Swain Presentation
2010 Opening Session - C Swain Presentation
2010 Opening Session - C Swain Presentation
2010 Opening Session - C Swain Presentation
2010 Opening Session - C Swain Presentation
2010 Opening Session - C Swain Presentation
2010 Opening Session - C Swain Presentation
2010 Opening Session - C Swain Presentation
2010 Opening Session - C Swain Presentation
2010 Opening Session - C Swain Presentation
2010 Opening Session - C Swain Presentation
2010 Opening Session - C Swain Presentation
2010 Opening Session - C Swain Presentation
2010 Opening Session - C Swain Presentation
2010 Opening Session - C Swain Presentation
2010 Opening Session - C Swain Presentation
2010 Opening Session - C Swain Presentation
2010 Opening Session - C Swain Presentation
2010 Opening Session - C Swain Presentation
2010 Opening Session - C Swain Presentation
2010 Opening Session - C Swain Presentation
2010 Opening Session - C Swain Presentation
2010 Opening Session - C Swain Presentation
2010 Opening Session - C Swain Presentation
2010 Opening Session - C Swain Presentation
2010 Opening Session - C Swain Presentation
2010 Opening Session - C Swain Presentation
2010 Opening Session - C Swain Presentation
2010 Opening Session - C Swain Presentation
2010 Opening Session - C Swain Presentation
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2010 Opening Session - C Swain Presentation

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Presentation given by Chris Swain, Water Quality Advocate at the Opening Session on Monday, January 25, 2010 during the 2010 NEWEA Annual Conference in Boston, Massachusetts

Presentation given by Chris Swain, Water Quality Advocate at the Opening Session on Monday, January 25, 2010 during the 2010 NEWEA Annual Conference in Boston, Massachusetts

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  • 1. SWIM FOR A HEALTHY WORLD 1,300+ MILES DOWN THE EAST COAST TO WASHINGTON, D.C.
  • 2. Swim Stats: As of 1/24/2010: • Covered 100+ miles over 40 days in the water • Seen my body fat percentage rise as ocean water temperature falls (and vice versa) • Conducted water sampling at 200+ locations • Recycled over 50,000 pounds of used electronics l t i • Made presentations to 11,000+ students • Shared Swim Stories with over 55 000 people 55,000 through social media like twitter, facebook, and Changents.com g • Received millions of media impressions through stories on the BBC, NPR, and A i t dP
  • 3. We Are Facing Two HUGE Environmental Problems:
  • 4. 1. 1 Global Climate Change
  • 5. 2. Threats to the Web of Life
  • 6. Global Climate Change • R t of the Problem: Root f th P bl – We are burning Fossil Fuels Like Coal, Oil, and Gasoline. • Unhelpful Effects: p – When we burn these fuels, they release gases that surround the planet like a blanket, and heat it up. – When the ocean absorbs CO2 it becomes more acidic and the marine web of life is threatened.
  • 7. Solution: Switch to Clean, Renewable Sources of Energy
  • 8. Threats to the Web of Life Roots of the Problem: • We are trashing the land, water, and air • We are causingg species to go extinct
  • 9. SOLUTION: • Stop trashing the planet • Start taking better care of the life around us us.
  • 10. Measuring Climate Change Effects in the Ocean • Snapshot (“moment in time”) sampling of ocean pH reveals ocean turning acidic • Measured sea surface temperatures are higher than historical average • Sampling at same sites over time would allow us to map the progress of climate change
  • 11. East Coast Waterway Obse at o System ast ate ay Observation Syste Would: • Allow for collection of data at known locations (moored buoys, fixed ( y sondes, manual sampling at specific locations of intense recreational activity). • Measure parameters that have day-to-day appeal to researchers, educators, students and citizens: – Levels of fecal contamination, – Water temperature, pH, salinity, conductivity, dissolved oxygen, turbidity nitrates, and chlorophyll – Wave height and period • Over time these efforts would permit us to: – Map the progress of climate change, – Meas re the effects of stormwater events and wastewater Measure storm ater e ents aste ater discharges, – Calculate the mean bacterial loads encountered by swimmers, surfers, fishers, and boaters, – Design and develop more effective regulatory and environmental solutions, and, – Increase use and enjoyment of our coastal waters.
  • 12. Do You Know Someone Who Could Help? Christopher Swain SwimForAHealthyWorld.Org 617-233-4120

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