WEBINAR: Troubled Water: What's Wrong with What We Drink?

Originally aired December 11, 2019 | 1:00 - 2:00 PM ET

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From big cities and suburbs to the rural heartland, chemicals linked to cancer, heart disease, obesity, hormonal disruptions, birth defects, and lowered IQ are routinely found in our tap water – and not enough is being done to stop it.  These are among the stunning conclusions of a landmark book by New York Times-bestselling author, Seth M. Siegel, who hopes his new book, Troubled Water: What's Wrong with What We Drink, will prompt an urgent call to action to fix our public water supply and appropriately regulate bottled water, which many Americans mistakenly believe is a safe alternative to tap water. In this webinar, Siegel will discuss how US drinking water got contaminated, what it is doing to us, and what we can do to fix America’s drinking water.

Learning Objectives

  1. Participants will learn how drinking water contamination is the most under-understood public health crisis of our time. Drinking water, regardless if it is sourced from a public utility or a private well, exposes all Americans to health effects, putting everyone at greater risk for diseases like cancer, hypertension, and, in small children, lowered IQ and birth defects.
  2. Participants will discover the many ways the US drinking water system is broken and is in need of rebuilding. From leaking pipes to fractionalized governance and management, America's drinking water infrastructure is experiencing a variety of challenges, many that are fixable.
  3. Participants will obtain an understanding of available technology that can serve as solutions for drinking water contamination, some of which is already in use in some forward-thinking systems.


Seth M. Siegel

Seth M. Siegel is a serial entrepreneur, water activist and a New York Times bestselling author. His critically acclaimed award-winning book Let There Be Water: Israel’s Solution for a Water-Starved World has been published in 17 languages and is on sale in more than 50 countries. His newest work, Troubled Water: What's Wrong with What We Drink, sets forth an ambitious agenda for a fundamental rethinking of America’s drinking water system. Seth has been recognized for his thought leadership and advocacy on water scarcity and quality. He is a Senior Fellow at the University of Wisconsin’s Center for Water Policy. His commentary has appeared in many leading publications, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post. Seth has spoken on water issues at more than 275 venues in 66 cities, 24 states and on four continents. For more information, visit www.SethMSiegel.com. You can connect with Seth on Twitter @SethMSiegel.


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