Sustainable Practices, the nonprofit behind the Cape Cod Plastic Bottle Ban, is offering an educational opportunity on Cape Cod water. The program, which consists of a four-part series, is free and open to the public with advance registration. Co-sponsors of the Cape Community Water Forum include the Association to Preserve Cape Cod (APCC), the Sierra Club Cape Cod, 350 Cape Cod, and BLUE Institute Labs, PBC.

The Cape Community Water Forum will kick off on Thursday, April 8, at 6:30 PM, when Andrew Gottlieb, executive director of APCC, will discuss the efforts to protect and preserve the waters of Cape Cod with a focus on today’s threats to water quality.

On April 15 the second installment in the series will address aspects of municipal water quality, testing, and regulations. The discussion will be facilitated by Dan Pelletier, water superintendent for the Town of Harwich.

On April 22 Tom Cambareri, hydrogeologist and former director of water resources at the Cape Cod Commission, will address the hydrology of the Cape’s Sole Source Aquifer.

Concluding the series on April 29 will be Judith Underwood, chief executive officer of BLUE Institute Labs, PBC who will highlight emerging technologies and solutions to address water quality and protection.

“The Cape Community Water Forum is part of our ongoing educational outreach to build community and shared responsibility in protecting the environment upon which we are all dependent,” said Dr. Madhavi Venkatesan, founder and executive director of Sustainable Practices. “Through both our program and cosponsors, we reinforce and acknowledge the importance of thinking holistically and acting together.”

The forum will be accessible via Zoom. Each event in the series will begin at 6:30 PM and run for one hour. Interested parties can sign up through Eventbrite ( as well as the social media channels and websites of the sponsoring organizations. Each program will start with a formal presentation that will be followed by a question-and-answer period. Resources related to each topic will be distributed to registered participants.

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