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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).




The Evolution of a Water Start-Up with Dana Haasz Episode #176 — 15 September 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... »

Climate Change Planning and Adaptation with Jim Schlaman with Jim Schlaman Episode #175 — 01 September 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: The current... »

Driving Consumers Back to the Tap with FloWater’s Rich Razgaitis with Rich Razgaitis Episode #174 — 17 August 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: How Rich’s background in pharmaceuticals influenc... »

Phoenix Water Equity and Innovation with Kathryn Sorenson Episode #173 — 03 August 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... »

Tapping Into Resilience with Cynthia Koehler Episode #172 — 16 June 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 someth... »

Pre-Paid Water with David Duncan Episode #171 — 02 June 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 se... »

Digitally Enabled Utility Resilience with Xylem's Albert Cho Episode #170 — 19 May 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... »

Crowdfunding for the Water Sector with WaterWorks Fund CEO Lon Johnson Episode #169 — 05 May 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 i... »

Building Smarter Sewers with SmartCover Systems CEO Greg Quist Episode #168 — 21 April 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, listen... »

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... »


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