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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).




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... »

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... »


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23 Jun 2020 Revealed: millions of Americans can’t afford water as bills rise 80% in a decade

08 Jun 2020 PFAS, Forever Chemicals Forecasted to Drive US$12.1 Billion in Water Utilities’ Spend Over Next Decade