Sunday, November 29, 2009

Aging Infrastructure - Dan Murray, P.E.

Deb interviewed Dan Murray from the USEPA Aging Infrastructure group at the 2009 ASCE EWRI conference that was held here in Kansas City. The Kansas City ASCE Section sponsored the showing of "Liquid Assets" which examined the need to replace and renew our aging water infrastructure. He referred to a very large water main break that we all saw on the news. Here is a link to photos of wooden pipes and tours of the Paris sewers. Listen to the broadcast.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Bill Carter, P.E. - new sewer under park

Bill Carter from GBA Engineering tells Deb and the audience about how and why a 60" sewer pipe was installed under the Overland Park Arboretum. He shared how they're boring under the park. Listen to the broadcast.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Mary Lappin, P.E. - water distribution systems

Mary Lappin's experience in managing Kansas City, MO's water system was explored as she and Deb explained the size of the distribution system, what happens when lines break and how water treatment security has changed since 9/11/2001. Listen to the broadcast.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

ASCE - President Wayne Klotz, P.E., D.WRE, F.ASCE

Wayne Klotz is the immediate past national president of the American Society of Civil Engineers. Deb recorded an interview with him while he attended the ASCE conference in Kansas City in October. Mr. Klotz shared a 10,000-foot perspective of the civil engineering profession and his plans to reach out to younger ASCE members. Listen to the broadcast.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Darwin's Beagle voyage - Dr. Daniel Pauly

Dr. Pauly spoke as part of the Darwin 200 exhibition at the Linda Hall Library. He has a recent article titled, "Aquacalypse Now" in The New Republic. Dr. Pauly explained the context for the Beagle's voyage and Darwin's role on it. He briefly explained the navigational problem with longitude, and why the Beagle was surveying southern South America. Dr. Pauly, of course, talked about his work with fish ecology and Darwin's interest in fishes. Listen to the broadcast.