SUFB 1: What to Know About Water Pollution and How to Stop It – with Dr. Judith S. Weis

By June 23, 2015 October 21st, 2015 Speak Up For Blue Podcast



Speak Up For Blue PodcastThis is the first Speak Up For Blue Podcast…ever! I created this podcast to bring you information about what’s happening in Ocean so that you can help protect it. Most podcast episodes will have a guest who is either working to understand, protect, and/or inspire others to do the same. You will here about Ocean issues from the guests and how people are tackling these issues to apply solutions all over the world. It’s going to be great! Enough about the introduction, let’s get in to today’s interview. Do You Know About Water Pollution? You may think you know about water pollution, but you might not know all about it. In fact, without the new book, Water Pollution: What Everyone Needs To Know, I wouldn’t have known about all of the different types of water pollution either. Dr. Judith Weis joins us as a retired Professor in Marine Biology at Rutgers University and an experienced author on the first ever SUFB podcast to inform us all about water pollution in the Ocean. When I first heard about Judith’s book, I was a bit skeptical. She was a University professor writing a book on Water Pollution. It sounded like it was going to be a textbook, but I wanted to read it anyway and have her on the podcast to tell us about what we needed to know about water pollution and how we can prevent it. So, Judith was nice enough to send me a copy of the book for me to read (This made me feel so important by the way!). Wow, was I wrong about it being a textbook. The book is targeted to the public so that everyone can understand water pollution and what they can do to prevent it. It was so good, that I had trouble putting the book down to take a break. It was interesting to hear about how the notorious Exxon Valdez Spill happened in Alaska and how authorities found the clean up challenging because of the conditions and weather. I am super excited to have Judith as my first guest because Water Pollution is such an important topic. Why? Because we, the human population, cause all of it. Whether it be in the plastic that we throw away and ends up in the Ocean or the high concentrations of nutrients we add to the system (both residentially and/or commercially), water pollution is caused by all of us and affects all of us too. If we each commit to reducing our water pollution footprint, we can reduce our impact on the Oceans. Enjoy the podcast!

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Marine Pollution: What Everyone Needs To Know


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  • […] What to Know about Water Pollution and How to Stop it With Dr. Judith S. Weis – On this first ever installment of the SUFB podcast, Andrew interviews Dr. Judith Weiss, a retired professor of biology at Rutgers University and author of Water Pollution: What Everyone Needs to Know. This interview really showcases Judith’s strong communication skills, as she is able to concretely break down the major causes of water pollution and what we as individuals can do to prevent it in an accessible fashion. […]

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