Sewers, Fatbergs, and You!

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Taught by Kimberly Worsham

Kimberly Worsham is a water & sanitation (WASH) specialist in the development industry. She discovered a passion for toilets early as a child who always needed to inspect restaurant facilities, but was reminded of that love while consulting in India, and has continued her love by working on projects in NYC, Australia, and Cambodia. She's the founder of FLUSH LLC, and is a manager at Safe Water Network. In different lives, she has worked in local government, corporate marketing, and even taught math in Rwanda. She received her MPA and B.Sc in business at NYU, and a Masters in Integrated Water Management from the University of Queensland as an International WaterCentre Scholar.

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Have you ever wondered what happens after you flush the toilet? You're not alone - loads of people don't know what happens after the porcelain throne and in the sewers. It's not all crappy, promise!   

In this funny and tasteful class, we’ll explore the pipes under our streets; there is a whole system of pipes that are managed after the toilet flushes. In a brief journey through the sewer and drainage system of NYC, we will walk through the sanitation systems that keep our city going.

We'll also get knee-deep learning about fatbergs, as seen in the recent NYC DEP subway ads. We'll discuss what fatbergs are, what we’ve done to make them possible…and what we should do to make them go away.

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