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The Water Values Podcast series is presented in collaboration with Bluefield Research. This podcast series explores water issues from a variety of perspectives with the goal of uncovering the true value of water. Each episode will delve into one aspect of water, such as water utilities, water treatment, water resources, water reuse, and more.

The Water Values Podcast series is presented in collaboration with Bluefield Research. This podcast series explores water issues from a variety of perspectives with the goal of uncovering the true value of water. Each episode will delve into one aspect of water, such as water utilities, water treatment, water resources, water reuse, and more.

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United States

Description:

The Water Values Podcast series is presented in collaboration with Bluefield Research. This podcast series explores water issues from a variety of perspectives with the goal of uncovering the true value of water. Each episode will delve into one aspect of water, such as water utilities, water treatment, water resources, water reuse, and more.

Language:

English


Episodes

The Evolution of a Water Start-Up

9/15/2020
WaterSmart Software’s Dana Haasz provides a riveting discussion of how WaterSmart Software has evolved over the last six years. Dana has held a wide variety of roles in the water sector, and that experience shines through in this terrific interview. In this session, you’ll learn about: Resources and links mentioned in or relevant to this session include: Dana’s LinkedIn pageWaterSmart Software’s websitePress Release on VertexOne’s Acquisition of WaterSmart SoftwareTWV #068: Speeding...

Duration:00:39:31

Climate Change Planning and Adaptation with Jim Schlaman

9/1/2020
Jim Schlaman, Black & Veatch’s Director of Planning and Water Resources, provides a fascinating peek behind the curtain on the latest thinking on climate change planning and adaptation. In this session, you’ll learn about: Resources and links mentioned in or relevant to this session include: Jim’s LinkedIn page Black & Veatch’s Water website Black & Veatch’s 2020 Strategic Directions: 2020 Water Report download webpage TWV #133: Resiliency and Regionalism with Southern California with...

Duration:00:50:03

Driving Consumers Back to the Tap with FloWater’s Rich Razgaitis

8/17/2020
Rich Razgaitis, founder of FloWater, details his mission to eliminate single-use plastics and drive consumers back to the tap for their drinking water. In this session, you’ll learn about: Resources and links mentioned in or relevant to this session include: Rich’s LinkedIn pageFloWater’s websiteTWV #099: Fertilizer and Water Quality with Mark SlavensTWV #095: Plumbing, Pipes, and Plastics: Working Towards Safer Drinking Water with Andrew J. Whelton, Ph.D. Thank You! Thanks to each of you...

Duration:00:36:19

Phoenix Water Equity and Innovation

8/3/2020
Kathryn Sorensen, Director of Phoenix Water, provides a riveting discussion of water equity in Phoenix, including rate design and customer base considerations, and she also describes an innovative water storage and sharing arrangement between Phoenix and Tuscon. Plus, Reese Tisdale of Bluefield Research comes on for another Bluefield on Tap segment to discuss the latest developments in the market. In this session, you’ll learn about: Resources and links mentioned in or relevant to this...

Duration:00:45:34

How Will State & Local Revenue Declines Pose Threat Water Investment

7/13/2020
In this episode, it’s all about money, that is, how exposed are utilities, their budgets and spending to a recession. Erin Bonney Casey, Research Director for Bluefield, addresses key questions including: -Where do utilities get their money? -And are the ways in which OPEX and CAPEX funding sources differ? -What's the deal with SRF funds?

Duration:00:23:37

Test

6/26/2020

Duration:00:36:01

Tapping Into Resilience

6/16/2020
Cynthia Koehler, Executive Director of WaterNow Alliance, provides a great and energetic interview discussing WaterNow Alliance and its new program Tap Into Resilience. Cynthia’s reservoir of knowledge shines in this great interview that has something for everyone. Plus, Eric Bindler of Bluefield Research comes on for another Bluefield on Tap segment before our summer hiatus. Next episode drops the first Tuesday in August. In this session, you’ll learn about: Resources and links mentioned...

Duration:00:41:35

Pre-Paid Water

6/2/2020
David Duncan of Smart Earth Technologies provides a fascinating discussion of pre-paid water and the multitude of benefits it can offer utilities. You’ll never think about pre-paid water the same after hearing this riveting interview. In this session, you’ll learn about: Resources and links mentioned in or relevant to this session include: David’s LinkedIn pageSmart Earth Technologies’ websiteTWV #147: The Power of Digital Water with Cindy Wallis-Lage

Duration:00:42:33

Digitally Enabled Utility Resilience

5/19/2020
Albert Cho, Vice President and General Manager at Xylem, provides an insightful look at how digital technologies enhance the operational and financial resilience of utilities. Al discusses the benefits digitally enabled utilities have realized during the pandemic, provides examples of how utilities have gained financial efficiencies in the pre-pandemic deployment of capital and how those examples demonstrate that digital technologies play a significant role in helping utilities navigate the...

Duration:00:36:01

Crowdfunding for the Water Sector

5/5/2020
Waterworks Fund CEO Lon Johnson relates his vision of creating a network of water investors and crowdfunding for water projects. Lon describes crowdfunding eligibility for project types, investment types and limitations, and much more in this great interview! Plus, Reese Tisdale joins us for another Bluefield on Tap segment where he identifies a unique and growing aspect of the water sector. In this session, you’ll learn about: Resources and links mentioned in or relevant to this session...

Duration:00:32:18

Building Smarter Sewers

4/21/2020
Greg Quist, CEO of SmartCover Systems, listened to his customers 15 years ago and developed a highly successful smart sewer solution. Greg joins us do discuss how the SmartCover technology works, his thoughts on change in the utility industry, listening to customers, developing enhancements to the core produce, and much more. In this session, you’ll learn about: Resources and links mentioned in or relevant to this session include: Greg’s LinkedIn pageSmartCover Systems’ LinkedIn...

Duration:00:31:23

Utility COVID-19 Response and Long-Term Impacts

4/7/2020
Jim Williams, the sitting AWWA President, provides an illuminating interview on the utility response to COVID-19 and what the long-term impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic will be. Jim addresses the basics for how utilities have responded to the pandemic, and also dives into federal legislative efforts, financial fallout and much more in a great interview. Reese Tisdale also comes on for another Bluefield on Tap to discuss the latest market developments in the water sector. In this session,...

Duration:00:50:27

Challenges with and Innovations in Small Utility Systems

3/17/2020
Austin Thompson of the University of North Carolina’s Environmental Finance Center joins us to discuss challenges with and innovations in small utility systems. Austin tackles the primary issues and challenges faced by smaller systems and informs us of some innovations taking place in smaller systems that are making a positive impact. In this session, you’ll learn about: Resources and links mentioned in or relevant to this session include: Austin’s bio page on the UNC EFC websiteUNC EFC’s...

Duration:00:38:31

Private Equity in the Water Sector with Cimbria Capital

3/3/2020
Brian Iversen, founder and managing partner of Cimbria Capital, pulls back the curtain on private equity in the water sector in this fascinating episode. Plus, Reese Tisdale joins us for another Bluefield on Tap session talking pipe materials and plastics. Settle in for a great episode! In this session, you’ll learn about: Resources and links mentioned in or relevant to this session include: Brian’s LinkedIn pageCimbria Capital’s websiteBrian’s bio on the Cimbria Capital websiteFlorida...

Duration:00:51:06

Workforce Development for Water Utilities

2/18/2020
Khris Dodson of Syracuse University’s Environmental Finance Center discusses a wide range of workforce development issues for water utilities. Khris identifies the problems with utility workforce development and also delves into potential solutions. It’s a great and important episode. In this session, you’ll learn about: Resources and links mentioned in or relevant to this session include: Khris’ LinkedIn pageEFC Network websiteSyracuse EFC websiteTWV #039: Serving Water For People and...

Duration:00:40:18

TWDB Chairman Peter Lake Talks Texas Water

2/4/2020
Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) Chairman Peter Lake joins us to discuss water infrastructure financing in Texas and more. Chairman Lake provides a wide-ranging interview showcasing his knowledge on water infrastructure finance, risk and creditworthiness assessment, opportunities for private capital, water markets, and much, much more. In this session, you’ll learn about: Resources and links mentioned in or relevant to this session include: Pete’s LinkedIn pagePete’s Twitter handle:...

Duration:00:51:18

Troubled Water

1/26/2020
New York Timesbest-selling author Seth Siegel joins The Water Values Podcast to discuss his most recent book, Troubled Water: What’s Wrong with What We Drink. In this session, you’ll learn about: Resources and links mentioned in or relevant to this session include: Seth’s bio on his websiteSeth’s homepage on his websiteSeth’s Twitter Handle: @SethMSiegelTroubled Wateron amazon.comTWV 006: Why Do We Drink Bottled Water? With Prof. Jim Salzman Thank You! Thanks to each of you for listening...

Duration:00:47:33

TWV 161 - Moonshot Missions & the Modules that Can Optimize Utilities with George Hawkins

1/7/2020
After 100 episodes since his last appearance, George Hawkins joins The Water Values Podcast and discusses his work with Moonshot Missions. After filling us in on the 2 years since his departure from DC Water, George details specific examples of how utilities with challenging circumstances can optimize different aspects of their systems by adopting the modules prepared by Moonshot Missions. George asserts that the trillions of estimated utility capex spend is over-inflated and identifies...

Duration:00:45:30

Moonshot Missions & the Modules that Can Optimize Utilities

1/7/2020
After 100 episodes since his last appearance, George Hawkins joins The Water Values Podcast and discusses his work with Moonshot Missions. After filling us in on the 2 years since his departure from DC Water, George details specific examples of how utilities with challenging circumstances can optimize different aspects of their systems by adopting the modules prepared by Moonshot Missions. George asserts that the trillions of estimated utility capex spend is overinflated and identifies ways...

Duration:00:45:30

The Year in Water 2019

12/18/2019
An all-star panel of water experts discusses what happened with water in 2019 and provides a glimpse into what they expect 2020 will look like. Jeff Kightlinger, GM of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California; Sielen Namdar, a Smart Water executive with Cisco’s Cities and Communities team, and Reese Tisdale, President of Bluefield Research, collaborate to provide you with their insights into the water industry. In this session, you’ll learn about: -The key takeaways from the...

Duration:00:44:32