Talking Under Water:  Meet the new EPA water leader

April 5, 2024
In this episode, we share an interview with Bruno Pigott, acting assistant administrator for the EPA’s Office of Water.

In this episode of Talking Under Water, get to know the new acting assistant administrator to the U.S. EPA Office of Water, Bruno Pigott. Pigott was promoted to this role in February, and in this interview with Co-host Bob Crossen, Pigott touches on his vision for the future of water; issues to tackle, such as PFAS; how he hopes his past experiences and professional relationships can help the industry tackle certain challenges; water funding and much more.  

Show Notes:  

Time Stamps

  • Introduction | 0:00
  • Biggest issues facing the water industry today | 2:02
  • Highest priorities for EPA's Office of Water | 4:51
  • Bruno's vision fo the future of the water industry | 9:56
  • The role of the EPA Water assistant administrator in orchestrating vision | 12:53
  • Parting thoughts and bits of wisdom | 14:47
  • The value of generational infrastructure | 17:41
  • Housekeeping | 19:28


About the Podcast   

Talking Under Water is the premier podcast for the water industry, including municipal and industrial water and wastewater, residential water treatment, storm water management and erosion control. It is produced in coordination between Wastewater Digest (WWD), WaterWorld and Storm Water Solutions (SWS). The podcast covers topics under the One Water movement including the municipal and industrial water and wastewater, point of use, point of entry, residential, storm water and erosion control markets. Talking Under Water highlights news, trends, new technologies, industry discussions and on-site interviews with experts for WWD, WQP and SWS. New episodes of the podcast are released on the third Friday of every month. Logo Images: Anatoly Tiplyashin / Romolo Tavani /   

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About the Author

Bob Crossen

Bob Crossen is the editorial director for the Endeavor Business Media Water Group, which publishes WaterWorld, Wastewater Digest and Stormwater Solutions. Crossen graduated from Illinois State University in Dec. 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts in German and a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism. He worked for Campbell Publications, a weekly newspaper company in rural Illinois outside St. Louis for four years as a reporter and regional editor.