What is in the Water you Drink?

Activity: What is in the Water you Drink?
We all drink water. Some of us drink water from the faucet and others only like to drink water from plastic bottles. Some of us like spring water. Others like fizzy water. What are the chemical differences in these types of water? This activity will demonstrate how simple measurements of chemical parameters can tell you about the water you choose to drink.

Presenter: Rebecca C. "Becky" Smyth
Project Manager, Gulf Coast Carbon Center, Bureau of Economic Geology, Jackson School of Geosciences, The University of Texas at Austin

Background: Ms. Smyth earned two degrees in Geology (B.S. from Virginia Tech and M.A. from The University of Texas at Austin) and has worked in many different areas of Geology. Her most recent work includes studying quality of shallow drinking water resources overlying oil fields of Texas. She is a 1975 high school graduate of Ursuline Academy in Dallas.

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Water You Drink Activity