Have you led an effort to install 100 wells across Africa from Kenya to Cameroon? Neither have we. But Youtube powerhouse Mr. Beast has. Anchor Brock Yordy celebrates the accomplishment and challenges Mr. Beast to come on the show to talk about it (and properly fitting PPE). You may roll your eyes and think, what can a Youtube celebrity contribute to our industry? Plenty. 

“We can’t just throw madness because it’s not a hydrogeologist or a driller or somebody talking about this,” Yordy says. “We need more social media champions that have advertisers and millions of dollars to shed focus on this.” 

Yordy also delivers updates on conservation in Colorado River Compact states and offers tips for safely bringing your kids to the jobsite for those awesome cross-generational photos. 

This episode covers: 

  • A rundown of PPE and safety for people of all ages 
  • The Colorado River Compact and managing historic Western droughts 
  • The recent agreement between Colorado River Compact states 
  • Cooperation on conservation among Colorado River Compact states 
  • Charity drilling for groundwater in underserved areas
  • Access to WASH: Water, Sanitation and Hygiene 

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Drilling expert Brock Yordy is a regular The Driller contributing writer. Send news tips and interview suggestions to questions@askbrock.com.