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Welcome to waterloop

Updated: Mar 10, 2019

The story of water is intimately intertwined with our story… as a planet, as a civilization, and as individuals. We live on a giant blue sphere, with water as the foundation of life. The history of humanity is inextricably linked to water, from our evolutionary origins in the sea to the building of communities on rivers and coasts. Our bodies need water to survive and being around water, in one way or another, helps us thrive.

Water is also a central part of my personal story. I’ve had a profound attraction to water my entire life -- an overwhelming desire to be by, on, or in that magical liquid. I felt this during my childhood as a swimmer and throughout college years living by the beach. It’s at the core of the deep passion I have for surfing and why I like the immersive experience of diving. As a parent, I realize the importance of clean water for my children’s health and I want them to enjoy the same joyful relationship with water.

I launched waterloop as a place to share my thoughts and experiences and to have conversations about water. The content will be wide-ranging, but mostly focus on oceans and coasts, with angles of sustainability, science, climate change, marine life, and surfing and other recreation. I’ll feature water culture in books, art, movies, and music.

The waterloop audience can shape the content. Ideas, opinions, and feedback are welcomed. I hope the perspectives and dialogues on waterloop are informative, entertaining, and inspirational, and that they add to our collective story of water and enrich my own.

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Water is vital to our health, communities, environment,

and economy. But there are tremendous challenges to the

quality and quantity of our water. Public awareness, concern, and action on water must increase. 

waterloop aims to be part of the solution by presenting conversations and commentary in a podcast about water in our lives and on our planet.

waterloop highlights the importance of water, explores various pressures, and shares positive success stories.

The Team

Travis Loop

President, Founder, and Host


Travis Loop has 20 years of high-level experience in communications and media, with a focus on water and environmental issues. He is currently the communications director for the Water Environment Federation, a global nonprofit with 35,000 water professionals as members. Travis formerly directed water communications at the U.S. Environmental Protection
Agency in Washington, D.C. and managed public affairs for EPA’s Chesapeake Bay restoration program in Annapolis, Md. He also served as the speechwriter and communications manager for the Governor of Hawaii. Travis began his career as a newspaper
reporter and editor, working for eight years in North Carolina, Virginia, and Hawaii. He has a B.A. in Philosophy and Religion from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.

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The Advisors

Joel Beauvais

Vice President & Deputy General Counsel

Environment, Health & Safety at Exelon

Angela Code

Documentary Filmmaker

Member of Sayisi Dene First Nation

George Hawkins

Founder and Executive Director
Moonshot Missions


Corrie Heck Scott

Director Global Communications

Providing Food and Water Sustainably

The Nature Conservancy

Micah Ragland

Director of Corporate Communications

DTE Energy

Dr. Wallace J Nichols

The Live Blue Foundation


Noah Sabich

Managing Director

Cimbria Capital

Mark Schleifstein

Environmental Reporter

The Times-Picayune and

Nancy Stoner


Potomac Riverkeeper Network



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