Protecting the environment or preserving public health?

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Wastewater treatment gets very little attention and very little credit, despite being one of the essential services that makes civilization possible. If we spoke less about "the environment" and more about "public health", that might change.

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Protecting the environment or preserving public health?

  1. 1. Forget the Environment... We're in the Public-Health Business Brian Gongol July 19, 2013
  2. 2. What do you do for a living?
  3. 3. "He sells s*%! pumps"
  4. 4. "I work in public health"
  5. 5. "Do you really like working in waste treatment?"
  6. 6. "Oh, blood!" "You're full of motor oil!" "That's a bunch of Pepsi."
  7. 7. Read "Built to Last"
  8. 8. "Environment" sells us short
  9. 9. To whom do we answer?
  10. 10. Nature loves what we send back
  11. 11. If people matter most, we're in public health
  12. 12. Please occupy a shower
  13. 13. Montezuma's Revenge
  14. 14. Your rivals aren't who you think they are
  15. 15. Complacency
  16. 16. Mindless "infrastructure" spending
  17. 17. Bottled water
  18. 18. Rival #1: Complacency
  19. 19. Roads and bridges
  20. 20. Cash for Clunkers
  21. 21. "Cheap and dirty"
  22. 22. Bottled water: The paradox
  23. 23. Time and opportunity are running out
  24. 24. Interest rates Shrinking communities Deteriorating infrastructure
  25. 25. When to speak up
  26. 26. When to stunt
  27. 27. Turning "wastewater treatment" into "preserving public health"
  28. 28. Changing minds one-on-one
  29. 29. Reaching out to the public
  30. 30. Changing our self-talk
  31. 31. "Helping the environment"
  32. 32. Protecting the public health so you can enjoy the privilege of civilization
  33. 33. Brian Gongol DJ Gongol & Associates brian@djgongol.com

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