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The Water Values Podcast explores water issues from multiple perspectives with the goal of providing insight on the true value of water. Sessions range from 30 minutes to over 50 minutes and involve an interview of someone involved with water in business, at an academic institution or within a government institution.

The Water Values Podcast explores water issues from multiple perspectives with the goal of providing insight on the true value of water. Sessions range from 30 minutes to over 50 minutes and involve an interview of someone involved with water in business, at an academic institution or within a government institution.
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United States

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The Water Values Podcast explores water issues from multiple perspectives with the goal of providing insight on the true value of water. Sessions range from 30 minutes to over 50 minutes and involve an interview of someone involved with water in business, at an academic institution or within a government institution.

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English


Episodes

The Mechanics of Investor-Owned Utility Rate Cases with Gary VerDouw

5/15/2018
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Gary VerDouw, a former American Water employee and now an independent rate and regulatory consultant, discusses the often misunderstood process of setting rates for investor-owned water utilities. Gary has tremendous experience having worked on investor-owned water utilities in multiple jurisdictions… The post The Mechanics of Investor-Owned Utility Rate Cases with Gary VerDouw appeared first on The Water Values.

Duration:00:46:41

The Current State of US Water Infrastructure Policy

5/1/2018
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Jon Freedman, now the Global Government Affairs Leader with SUEZ Water Technologies, returns as a podcast guest and delivers a great overview of US water infrastructure policy. Jon delves into legislative and administrative policies that impact the water sector and… The post The Current State of US Water Infrastructure Policy appeared first on The Water Values.

Duration:00:46:23

State Conflicts over Water Supply with Burke Griggs

4/17/2018
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Burke Griggs provides a riveting discussion on the state of water law, including some history and procedure involving interstate water disputes and a rundown on current Supreme Court of the United States water conflict litigation. Sprinkling in some of his… The post State Conflicts over Water Supply with Burke Griggs appeared first on The Water Values.

Duration:00:44:01

Plunging into Virtual Water with Jenny Kehl

4/3/2018
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Jenny Kehl, Associate Professor and Director of the Center for Water Policy at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and the Lynde B. Uilhein Endowed Chair at the WATER Institute, discusses virtual water and all it entails. Jenny has studied virtual water… The post Plunging into Virtual Water with Jenny Kehl appeared first on The Water Values.

Duration:00:43:45

Creating New Revenue Streams with Alan Heymann

3/20/2018
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Alan Heymann, President of Blue Drop, LLC (a DC Water affiliate), joins us to discuss Blue Drop and how DC Water leverages its expertise to create new revenue streams to mitigate rate increases. Alan digs into the risk analysis and… The post Creating New Revenue Streams with Alan Heymann appeared first on The Water Values.

Duration:00:42:59

Anatomy of Municipal Water Rates with Scott Miller

3/6/2018
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Scott Miller of Umbaugh discusses municipal water rates. In this long-awaited segment (it’s been on my topic list for 4 years!), Scott delves into what elements of cost make up municipal rates. Scott also addresses some common issues encountered during… The post Anatomy of Municipal Water Rates with Scott Miller appeared first on The Water Values.

Duration:00:47:11

Wetlands Mitigation Banking with Jud Hill

2/20/2018
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The Water Values Podcast veteran Jud Hill returns to discuss wetlands mitigation banking. Jud, an experienced water investor, now turns his attention to bringing scale, expertise and capital to the wetlands mitigation space. Jud gives a soup to nuts discussion… The post Wetlands Mitigation Banking with Jud Hill appeared first on The Water Values.

Duration:00:44:16

Ensuring Technology Access and Resilience in the Field with David Dolphin

2/6/2018
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David Dolphin, of utility technology provider Ayyeka, discusses a wide range of issues related to end-t0-end remote monitoring system deployment. David covers signal strength, data encryption, battery life and other issues that utilities need to consider when evaluating a remote… The post Ensuring Technology Access and Resilience in the Field with David Dolphin appeared first on The Water Values.

Duration:00:52:35

What Exactly Is Zero Liquid Discharge, Anyway? with Saltworks Technologies CEO Ben Sparrow

1/16/2018
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Saltworks Technologies CEO Ben Sparrow joins us to explore wastewater treatment processes and specifically zero liquid discharge systems. Ben does a great job walking us through the steps of the industrial wastewater treatment process and identifying instances that are… The post What Exactly Is Zero Liquid Discharge, Anyway? with Saltworks Technologies CEO Ben Sparrow appeared first on The Water Values.

Duration:00:38:22

Spurring Innovation in the Water-Energy Nexus with Michael Murphy

1/2/2018
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To kick off the new year, we turn to Michael Murphy, the Director of Water Innovation for the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center. In that capacity, Michael works on fostering water innovation within the clean energy sector. Michael provides great insights… The post Spurring Innovation in the Water-Energy Nexus with Michael Murphy appeared first on The Water Values.

Duration:00:50:40

The Year in Water 2017 with Charles Fishman, Cindy Wallis-Lage and Jeff Kightlinger

12/19/2017
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A little something different for this year’s wrap-up. Rather than a monologue by me, I decided to pull in some water leaders and have a virtual panel about a remarkable year in water. Charles Fishman, Cindy Wallis-Lage and Jeff Kightlinger… The post The Year in Water 2017 with Charles Fishman, Cindy Wallis-Lage and Jeff Kightlinger appeared first on The Water Values.

Duration:00:42:51

Restoring Lakes to Swimmable Quality with Jay Madigan

12/5/2017
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My friend Jay Madigan joins The Water Values Podcast to discuss his charitable work for the Lake Cane Restoration Society. Jay tells a wonderful story of how a dedicated and passionate group of citizens, and one determined champion, brought Lake… The post Restoring Lakes to Swimmable Quality with Jay Madigan appeared first on The Water Values.

Duration:00:39:25

Bringing Water Balance to Business with Bonneville Environmental Foundation’s Todd Reeve

11/21/2017
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Bonneville Environmental Foundation (BEF) CEO Todd Reeve provides a fascinating look into BEF’s work. Todd discusses BEF’s creation of water restoration certificates, relates his insights into key drivers for businesses when making water investments and much more in this episode… The post Bringing Water Balance to Business with Bonneville Environmental Foundation’s Todd Reeve appeared first on The Water Values.

Duration:00:43:13

The Business of Water: M&A Activity Going Strong with Reese Tisdale

11/7/2017
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Reese Tisdale returns for an in-depth discussion of the business of water and specifically, the flurry of M&A activity the water industry has seen over the last few years. As president of Bluefield Research, Reese and his team track deals,… The post The Business of Water: M&A Activity Going Strong with Reese Tisdale appeared first on The Water Values.

Duration:00:37:22

Customer Assistance Programs and Their Expanding Importance with Stacey Isaac Berahzer

10/17/2017
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Stacey Isaac Berahzer with The Environmental Finance Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (EFC) discusses customer assistance programs (CAPs), how to fund them, legal hurdles and their expanding importance. With the crushing need for infrastructure investment… The post Customer Assistance Programs and Their Expanding Importance with Stacey Isaac Berahzer appeared first on The Water Values.

Duration:00:55:01

Derisking Utility Innovation with Isle Utilities President (US) Cristina Ahmadpour

10/3/2017
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Cristina Ahmadpour, the president of Isle Utilities US division joins The Water Values Podcast and shares her insights on technology adoption by utilities. She explains Isle Utilities’ market position that vets technologies and allows utilities to avoid the cost and… The post Derisking Utility Innovation with Isle Utilities President (US) Cristina Ahmadpour appeared first on The Water Values.

Duration:00:40:36

A Libertarian Viewpoint on Water (Part II) with Prof. Walter Block and Peter Nelson, P.E.

9/19/2017
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Peter Nelson returns and joins Walter Block to provide a follow-up discussion on their book Water Capitalism. Walter and Peter discuss a wide range of libertarian issues ranging from specific water-related examples of libertarian water thought to the framework in… The post A Libertarian Viewpoint on Water (Part II) with Prof. Walter Block and Peter Nelson, P.E. appeared first on The Water Values.

Duration:01:02:39

A Different Approach to Ag Water and Soil Health with Jimmy Emmons

9/5/2017
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Jimmy Emmons, a 3rd generation Oklahoma farmer, describes the benefits of no-till farming combined with a soil health program. Jimmy explains how no-till farming uses less water, fits within the natural water cycle and reduces nutrient run-off and soil loss.… The post A Different Approach to Ag Water and Soil Health with Jimmy Emmons appeared first on The Water Values.

Duration:00:51:35

Paleohydrology and What It Can Teach Us with Ken Wright, P.E.

8/15/2017
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Water legend Ken Wright joins The Water Values Podcast for a discussion about paleohydrology. Ken’s studies of how ancient cultures used water over the last quarter century have shed tremendous light on how those cultures engineered their water infrastructure and… The post Paleohydrology and What It Can Teach Us with Ken Wright, P.E. appeared first on The Water Values.

Duration:00:48:06

Water Leadership with Pat Mulroy

8/1/2017
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The one and only Pat Mulroy joins The Water Values Podcast for a discussion about water leadership and training the next generation of water leaders. Pat also discusses utilities facing problems, solving those problems, and preparing and planning for the… The post Water Leadership with Pat Mulroy appeared first on The Water Values.

Duration:00:50:57