Weekly Poll (6)


A study conducted by the University of Plymouth and the Marine Biological Association observed that paint flakes could be one of the most abundant types of microplastic particles found in the ocean. Do you believe anything will be done by environmental agencies to address this discovery?


The Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change attributes at least 50% of rising sea levels to thermal expansion since 1971 and warns that sea levels now threaten saltwater intrusion on coastal infrastructure worldwide. Do you believe coastal infrastructure has been properly prepared and protected for these rising sea levels?


Following the destruction of Hurricanes Ike and Harvey, Texas submitted plans for coastal spines as protection. Do you believe this $12 billion plan, which includes a system of levees and sea gates, will provide enough protection against future weather?


Researchers from the Center for Environmental Health Engineering at Arizona State University’s Biodesign Institute developed a new approach to monitoring regional levels of SARS-CoV-2 by looking at wastewater. This approach, known as wastewater-based epidemiology, sees researchers analyzing sewage samples for levels of coronavirus infection. Do you believe this approach should be used nationally to monitor local levels of COVID-19 infection?


What type of coating do you use most frequently on water/wastewater projects?


Early this year, infrastructure consulting firm AECOM, alongside other entities, started to monitor COVID-19 ribonucleic acid in wastewater. Do you think the efforts will help to better manage the spread of the virus?


 
 
   

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