The “Authority Podcast: Plumbing & Mechanical” Launches

Hear what the authorities have to say on a variety of topics related to plumbing, sustainability, and safety.

plumbing featuredIAPMO is excited to announce the launch of a new podcast series, “The Authority Podcast: Plumbing & Mechanical.” Hosted by Christoph Lohr, IAPMO’s vice president of Strategic Initiatives, the series discusses the latest trends in plumbing and mechanical safety, sustainability, and resiliency with some of the brightest minds in the industry.

The premiere episode, which was recently released is the first of a two-part series discussing creative synthesis, sustainability, and water safety with Mary Ann Dickinson, past president and CEO of the Alliance for Water Efficiency, and Dr. Janet E. Stout, president of Special Pathogens Laboratory.

The lineup for the first season, which focuses on the concept of plumbing resiliency, includes:

  • WELL Building Institute, USGBC, GBI, GBC
  • Kyl Institute at Arizona State University
  • Water Reuse Foundation
  • ASPE Executive Director/CEO Billy Smith, PMI CEO/Executive Director Kerry Stackpole, IAPMO CEO Dave Viola
  • DigDeep
  • And others … 

“I am incredibly excited for IAPMO to add our voice to the national conversation in this new format. We are having the needed critical conversations with brilliant experts,” Lohr says. “These experts are the authority in their field, and bring the needed specialization to policy discussions. This focus of bringing specialized experts (i.e., subject matter authorities) to various jurisdictions (i.e., authorities having jurisdiction) is where our podcast got its name.”

For a list of apps where you can subscribe to “The Authority Podcast: Plumbing & Mechanical,” including iTunes and Spotify, visit You can also follow on Twitter @AuthorityPM or on Instagram at theauthoritypodcast.