Talking Under Water Episode 60: Industrial Water Trends to Watch

Jan. 27, 2023
In this month’s episode, the hosts share highlights of the EPA’s Effluent Limitation Guidelines Plan 15 and an overview of a potential pricing model for water utilities and share an interview on industrial water trends.

In this month’s episode of Talking Under Water co-hosts Bob Crossen and Katie Johns share brief highlights of the EPA’s Effluent Limitation Guidelines Plan 15, an overview on a potential pricing model for water utilities and a look at a U.S. Geological Survey groundwater study about the connection between groundwater sources and agricultural use. 

This month's interview is with Daniel Gaddy, managing editor for Water Technology, Processing and Process Instrumentation, all of which are Endeavor Business Media publications much like Wastewater Digest, Stormwater Solutions, WaterWorld and Water Quality Products. Gaddy and Crossen discussed the trends in the industrial water and wastewater sector, and what that likely means for business opportunity in 2023. 

Show Notes: 


  • Cold open | 0:00 
  • Episode summary | 1:02 
  • News | 2:30 
  • Interview with Daniel Gaddy begins | 7:49 
  • Trends in the industrial sector | 8:18 
  • Business development for industrial water and wastewater | 12:25 
  • Regulations impacting industrial users | 14:44 
  • Industrial storm water management | 18:51 
  • Housekeeping | 29:39 

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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 Water & Wastes Digest (WWD), Water Quality Products (WQP) 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

Katie Johns

Katie Johns, editor-in-chief of Storm Water Solutions and Water Quality Products, graduated from the University of Missouri in 2016 with a Bachelor of Journalism and a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish. Johns joined the Storm Water Solutions team in September 2019. Johns also helps plan the annual StormCon conference and co-hosts the Talking Under Water podcast. Prior to entering the B2B industry, she worked as a newspaper reporter and editor in Sarasota, Florida, and a magazine assistant editor in the Chicago suburbs. She can be reached at [email protected]

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.