Protecting South Florida's Waterways was a panel discussion that brought together 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.Read More
Sharing environmental news, technology updates about our stormwater filters, and ways to prevent ocean pollution.
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As cities struggle to address the pollution, flooding and high costs related to stormwater pollution, new science and technologies continue to provide answers to a variety of challenges.
SOP Technologies is on a mission to Stop Ocean Pollution with our environmental technologies, and here are some recent stories about pollution issues and solutions from around the world:
Stormwater pollution in Puget Sound streams killing coho before they can spawn -Seattle Times
"The sweet seep of autumn rain is bringing coho salmon back home to their natal streams all over the Puget Sound basin — where too often they encounter a bitter truth: pollution in a shocking 40 percent of their home range so bad it can inflict a swift death.
The culprit is stormwater, and it is causing death rates so high, some populations of wild coho are at risk of local extinction, researchers found." Full story: https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/environment/stormwater-pollution-in-puget-sound-streams-killing-coho-before-they-can-spawn/
Once-pristine Arctic choking on our plastic addiction - CBS News
Researchers find, collect and remove pollution from Norway's Lofoten Islands. Read the full article: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/microplastics-arctic-circle-ocean-pollution-plastic-waste-around-the-world/
Ocean acidification is deadly threat to marine life, finds eight-year study -The Guardian
"Plastic pollution, overfishing, global warming and increased acidification from burning fossil fuels means oceans are increasingly hostile to marine life" Full article: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/oct/23/ocean-acidification-deadly-threat-to-marine-life-finds-eight-year-study
Third Ward parking lot floods after storm drain backs up -Fox 46
In Charlotte, NC, dirt and debris clogged the storm drains, leading to costly flooding. "Overwhelming the city storm water system, dirt and debris still scatters the parking lot at Cedar Hill. Employees hope that the flood was an isolated incident." Full story: http://www.fox46charlotte.com/news/local-news/third-ward-parking-lot-floods-after-storm-drain-backs-up
96 flood-prone areas identified; time for BBMP to fix the mess -Times of India
Bengaluru India is aiming to fix stormwater infrastructure in order to prevent floods. "Following the recent flooding and fatalities caused by incessant rain in the city, the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike has identified 96 localities that are prone to inundation during monsoon and intends to fix their problems before the next season." Full story: https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/bengaluru/96-flood-prone-areas-identified-time-for-bbmp-to-fix-the-mess/articleshow/61213616.cms
Bottle made from 50% ocean plastic hits shelves -Sky News
"A new type of plastic bottle has sparked hope in the battle against ocean pollution. The detergent container is made from 50% plastic collected from the ocean, while the other 50% is also recycled. Eight tonnes of plastic was collected from Rio de Janeiro's bay as part of the clean-up before the 2016 Olympics and this material has been used for Ecover's washing-up liquid bottle." Full Story: http://news.sky.com/story/bottle-made-from-50-ocean-plastic-hits-shelves-11097513
SOP Technologies continues to deliver new technologies for water pollution
Navigate our website to see how SOP Technologies is addressing issues relating to floods, pollution and high costs of stormwater maintenance. Storm drain filters located at the street prevent pollution from reaching the ocean. Also, since pollution doesn't enter stormwater pipes, plastics and other items don't clog or cause flooding issues. Cities are also using these patented devices to reduce their maintenance costs, because it costs less to clean debris at the street when compared to cleaning inside stormwater pipes. Learn more at https://soptechint.com/