Sunday, May 30, 2010

Wind in the Willows - final installment

Dr. Deb finished up the "River Bank" chapter, and shared some Memorial Day-related engineering projects: the Flight 93 Memorial in Shanksville, PA, and the National World War II Museum in New Orleans. Listen to the podcast. If you want to listen to the whole chapter, here is part one and part two.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

April Davies from

April Davies joined the show to share the locally-administrative international water development work that (a Kansas City-based not-for-profit) oversees. She also shared some background on the public health field. Listen to the podcast.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

KCMO Consent Decree finalized

The press release for Kansas City Water Services' consent decree with the USEPA can be viewed here. You can also download the consent decree and the overflow control plan. EPA Region 7's press release can be viewed here. "The settlement is subject to a 30-day public comment period and approval by the federal court. A copy of the consent decree is available on the Justice Department Web site and on the EPA Region 7 Web site."

Sunday, May 16, 2010

"The White Nile" with Jerry Richardson, Ph.D., P.E., D.WRE

Jerry Richardson shares his love of nonfiction books about water again. He took us on a journey of time and space from England to the Nile. If you're interested in a great map collection, access the University of Texas Perry-Castaneda Library Map Collection. Listen to the podcast.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Kansas City Water Gardens Tour

Ted Tschirhart and Esther Ryan from the Water Garden Society of Greater Kansas City shared the extent and variety of the 2010 Water Gardens Tour (10-11 July 2010). The tour includes locations in the Northland, Johnson County, Cass County and Kansas City, so there's something near you! Tickets will be available in mid-June at $10 each, and can be obtained through the Water Garden Society website, Hen House locations, the Grass Pad or Family Tree Nursery locations. The tickets will also be valid on those two days at the KCMO Zoo and Powell Gardens. Listen to the podcast.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Brush Creek Feasibility Study

Brian Rast, P.E. and John Grothaus from the Kansas City District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers joined the show to talk about the future of Brush Creek. One of the advantages of federal involvement is that both Kansas and Missouri entities are part of the discussions. The drainage area for Brush Creek is nearly divided evenly between the two states. The Corps is exploring options for restoring some aspects of its ecosystem, so Deb asked how that would interface with the constructed flood control channel, specifically the drop structures and dams. Listen to the podcast.