Liquid Assets: Tapping the Region's Water Cash Flow

Credit WCPO

In a unique collaboration between members of the WCPO reporting team and the news team of 91.7 WVXU, a week of special reports begins Monday examining perhaps the greatest, most profitable resource in the Cincinnati area: water.

This is the first such collaboration between WCPO and WVXU, and this topic was chosen because of its dramatic impact to this entire region, both in terms of the daily need and use of water, but also because water technology, distribution, and related entrepreneurship is a growing component of the local economy.

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Liquid assets
5:13 pm
Wed March 26, 2014

Cincinnati making splash on national water scene

Water officials from around the country came to a Cincinnati EPA water technology test facility to get ideas.
Ann Thompson WVXU

Think of it as a big laboratory where new water technology is tested. The EPA's Testing and Evaluation Center, right next to the Metropolitan Sewer District, played host to a group of people who wanted to figure out better ways to solve their water problems.

Richard Seline  with the Texas Water Cluster Initiative and others are now armed with new information after their visit to Cincinnati. He says, "You kind of see around the country who's doing what cool things with technology."

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West Virginia
3:43 pm
Fri January 10, 2014

WV chemical spill not affecting local water supply

Eight UV reactors are used to disinfect water during the filtration process at the Greater Cincinnati Water Works.
Credit Ann Thompson / WVXU

The chemical spill affecting water supplies in a large portion of West Virginia has the Greater Cincinnati Water Works keeping a close eye on local water quality.

"Currently the spill has not reached the Cincinnati area," says Communications Officer Michele Ralston.

The spill occurred in the Elk River which is a tributary of the Kanawha River. The Kanawha flows into the Ohio River at Point Pleasant, West Virginia.

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Liquid Assets
12:44 pm
Mon October 7, 2013

Good Morning, TriState

As part of our Liquid Assets partnership with WCPO, WVXU’s Ann Thompson and Tana Weingartner joined Brian Yocono for Good Morning, TriState. If you missed the initial segments, check them out now.

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Liquid Assets
4:00 am
Fri September 27, 2013

Liquid Assets: Local water technologies have global impact

Credit WCPO

More than 780 million people worldwide lack access to clean drinking water and 2.6 billion don't have access to proper sanitation. For local water technology companies those numbers are a call to action and a major business opportunity.

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Liquid Assets
4:00 am
Thu September 26, 2013

Liquid Assets: Cincinnati drowning in water tech

The Vacuum AirLift cleans large amounts of water quickly, easily and without chemicals.
Ann Thompson WVXU

The most recent statistics show the Tri-State has the highest concentration of water technology patents per capita in the United States. As of October, 2010, the number stood at 687, according to the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

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