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Protecting South Florida's Waterways: Speakers and Panel Discussion

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Sharing environmental news, technology updates about our stormwater filters, and ways to prevent ocean pollution. 

Protecting South Florida's Waterways: Speakers and Panel Discussion

Emilio Lopez

Thursday, March 29, 2018

@ WeWork Lincoln Rd. 

Miami Beach, FL

Community members and professionals working in the areas of Government, Public Works, Engineering, and Environmental Protection gathered to learn about and discuss the latest technologies and efforts to prevent and reduce water pollution in South Florida. The audience participated in Q&A sessions and a panel discussion with leaders in the areas of water pollution, engineering, government and technology. SOP Technologies hosted the event at WeWork Lincoln Rd, and the company’s CEO, Emilio Lopez, was the MC and panel discussion moderator for the evening.


MAIN TAKEAWAYS FROM THE DISCUSSIONS

  1. Education is the first step, and many people don’t understand water pollution and its impacts

  2. It takes a community effort in order to drive behavior change at a large scale

  3. Technologies to address water pollution can also help to reduce costs for cities

  4. There are lots of environmental efforts taking place in the Miami area, and it’s important to spread the word and engage with people using different communication methods

  5. There should be more coordination around efforts to address water pollution


GETTING INVOLVED

Want to drive long-term change? Here are some groups working to address water pollution in South Florida: 


Community members, government leaders, non-profits and local businesses attended the event:

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SPEAKERS

POLLUTION ISSUES IN THE BISCAYNE BAY

 Dave Doebler, President of VolunteerCleanup.org

Dave Doebler, President of VolunteerCleanup.org

Dave Doebler showed several photos and described the sources of pollution that are in our waterways. Most pollution such as plastic bottles, plastic bags and other debris are caused by people on land (80%). Dave showed photos of pollution in storm drains and explained how it’s more expensive to clean the debris the further it goes into the drainage system/pipes.

Click to learn about VolunteerCleanup.org

BISCAYNE BAY MARINE HEALTH SUMMIT

 Steve Sauls, FIU VP for Government Relations (retired) and Biscayne Bay Marine Health Summit Steering Committee Member

Steve Sauls, FIU VP for Government Relations (retired) and Biscayne Bay Marine Health Summit Steering Committee Member

Kayaking through islands in the Biscayne Bay, Steve Sauls started seeing trash and saw the need for a summit leveraged his FIU connections to look at the science behind the trash and broaden the focus to Biscayne Bay. This led to the Biscayne Bay Marine Health Summit in 2017, and he explained the findings from the summit and next steps for continued engagement to address water pollution in the area.

Biscayne Bay Marine Health Summit report available for download here

TECHNOLOGIES TO ADDRESS WATER POLLUTION 

 Emilio Lopez, CEO of SOP Technologies

Emilio Lopez, CEO of SOP Technologies

Emilio Lopez shared the various technologies SOP Technologies is providing to communities in order to fulfill the company’s mission, which is to Stop Ocean Pollution. The technologies include stormwater filters to prevent pollution on the street from going into the drainage system, sand cleaning services, water cleaning boats, water analysis using laboratories, a mobile app, consulting services, and custom engineering to help cities identify ideal solutions.


PANEL DISCUSSION + Q & A

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Interested in technologies to address water pollution?