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The Water Values Podcast

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. Enter your email to be alerted when new Water Values podcasts are available (free).




Utility COVID-19 Response and Long-Term Impacts with AWWA President Jim Williams Episode #167 — 07 April 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 pandemi... »

Challenges with and Innovations in Small Utility Systems with Austin Thompson Episode #166 — 17 March 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 u... »

Private Equity in the Water Sector with Cimbria Capital with Brian Iversen Episode #165 — 03 March 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 pla... »

Workforce Development for Water Utilities with Khris Dodson Episode #164 — 18 February 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... »

TWDB Chairman Peter Lake Talks Texas Water with Peter Lake Episode #163 — 04 February 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 creditwo... »

Troubled Water with Seth Siegel Episode #162 — 21 January 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: Seth’s background and awakening to the w... »

Moonshot Missions & the Modules that Can Optimize Utilities with George Hawkins Episode #161 — 07 January 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 u... »

The Year in Water 2019 with Jeff Kightlinger, Sielen Namdar and Reese Tisdale Episode #160 — 18 December 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 Wat... »

The Work of Engineers Without Borders with Walt Walker, P.E. Episode #159 — 05 December 2019

It’s the holidays and that means it’s time for an interview from a philanthropic viewpoint. Walt Walker, a professional engineer with Greeley and Hansen, discusses his work with Engineers Without Borders. ... »

Tips for Avoiding Financial Heartburn for Your Utility with JP Joly Episode #158 — 19 November 2019

JP Joly of Waterworth discusses water utility financial issues and offers great insights on water utility finances. JP delves into a wide array of financial issues affecting utilities, including modeling, cash reserves, intergenerational equity, and.... »


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