Water Values Podcast

Environment

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.

Location:

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

Water Reuse Gains Momentum with Patricia Sinicropi

2/7/2023
After a 5 year hiatus, Patricia Sinicropi, Executive Director of the Water Reuse Association, relates the exciting and substantial changes seen in the water reuse sector over the last 5 years. Plus, Reese Tisdale breaks down the Xylem agreement to acquire Evoqua in our Bluefield on Tap segment. In this session, you’ll learn about: Resources…

Duration:00:42:21

The Birth, Life, and Death of Lakes with Professor John Richard Saylor

1/17/2023
John Richard Saylor, Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Clemson University, provides a fascinating look at lakes and things you didn’t know about them. He provides examples of unique lakes around the world and offers a warning about natural resources and the human tendency to deplete them. In this session, you’ll learn about: Resources and links…

Duration:00:38:50

A Refreshing Vision for Water with Metropolitan's Adel Hagekhalil

1/3/2023
Water rock star Adel Hagekhalil imparts a powerful vision for leadership in the water sector through the lens of his work at Metropolitan. Plus, Reese Tisdale kicks off our Bluefield on Tap segment by providing his top 5 water issues to be on the lookout for in 2023. In this session, you’ll learn about: Resources…

Duration:00:45:50

The Year in Water 2022 with Robert Puente, Tony Parrott, and Alyson Watson

12/20/2022
An all-star panel of water leaders, including Alyson Watson, Tony Parrott, and Robert Puente, discuss the year that was in water and share insights and perspectives on the water sector. In this session, you’ll learn about: Resources and links mentioned in or relevant to this session include:

Duration:00:43:53

Water Security through Remote Sensing with Virridy's Evan Thomas

12/6/2022
Evan Thomas, an environmental engineering professor at the University of Colorado – Boulder, details the fascinating story of Virridy and how Virridy promotes water security through remote sensing. Plus, Reese Tisdale joins us for the final Bluefield on Tap of 2022. In this session, you’ll learn about: How a bioastronautics Ph.D. became an environmental engineering…

Duration:00:40:46

Inside the Profits of Distrust with Manny Teodoro

11/15/2022
Manny Teodoro returns to discuss his new co-authored book, The Profits of Distrust. Manny lends his keen insights and explains the tenets of the book in a clear and concise manner. His findings, all backed by substantial evidence, will definitely surprise you and should cause utility leaders to sit up and take notice. In this session,…

Duration:00:45:55

Net Zero: The Race We All Win with Xylem's Austin Alexander

11/1/2022
Austin Alexander, Vice President of Sustainability and Social Impact at Xylem, lays out key features of Xylem’s new report, Net Zero: The Race We All Win. Austin delves into simple ways to start on the path to net zero and enhancers to achieve net zero in the water industry. Plus, Reese Tisdale joins us for another…

Duration:00:42:37

Next Level Asset Management with MentorAPM Co-founder & CEO Tacoma Zach

10/18/2022
MentorAPM Co-founder & CEO, Tacoma Zach, takes us on a fantastic ride covering asset management and how it helps utilities manage their most important assets. In this session, you’ll learn about: Tacoma’s work history domestically and internationally, including interesting perspectives on the impact of different governments and financial systems on project success What asset management…

Duration:00:43:34

Localized Water Infrastructure with Melissa Kelly and Caroline Koch

10/4/2022
Melissa Kelly, Staff Director and Attorney for the Center for Land, Environment, and Natural Resources at the University of California, Irvine School of Law, and Caroline Koch, Water Policy Director for WaterNow Alliance, provide an enlightening discussion on localized water infrastructure. Plus, Reese Tisdale joins us for another Bluefield on Tap segment. In this session,…

Duration:00:41:10

Supercritical Water Oxidation – A PFAS Solution with 374Water’s Marc Deshusses

9/20/2022
374Water’s Marc Deshusses provides unique insights on supercritical water oxidation and its ability to destroy PFAS. Marc also discusses his early efforts to harness the power of supercritical water oxidation, overcoming technological obstacles, and the path towards commercialization. In this session, you’ll learn about: What supercritical water oxidation is What supercritical water oxidation does (hint:…

Duration:00:38:21

Calling All Future Water Leaders! with AWWA’s Barb Martin

9/6/2022
The AWWA’s Barb Martin (Director of Engineering and Technical Services) discusses the fantastic opportunity to participate in the inaugural Transformative Water Leadership Academy. Reese Tisdale also appears for a Bluefield on Tap segment discussing the Jackson, MS, crisis and the SouthWest Water-Corix tie up. In this session, you’ll learn about: What the Transformative Water Leadership…

Public Policy in the Water Sector with Mae Stevens

8/16/2022
Mae Stevens, Chair of the Water Practice at Banner Public Affairs, delivers a terrific interview discussing some of the ins and outs of Capitol Hill, unpacking the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, and providing tips to ensure the water sector gets its due from Congress. In this session, you’ll learn about: Mae’s background on The…

Duration:00:41:26

Sciens Water’s Mid-Market Water Investment Strategy with Alexander Loucopoulos

8/2/2022
Alexander Loucopoulos, a partner with Sciens Water, provides an overview of Sciens Water’s well-thought out market and investment strategy. Alexander also makes the case that water is a great investment and that we need more people investing in water. In this session, you’ll learn about: The story of how Alexander and Sciens Water landed in…

Duration:00:46:27

The Water Opportunity Presented by Climate Change with Dr. Stephanie Smith

6/21/2022
Dr. Stephanie Smith, Product Segment Manager for Xylem’s Laboratory Solutions for North America, presents a great opportunity for water in solving the climate crisis. Stephanie explores practical methods for the water sector to address its climate impacts and also provides her position to get water higher on the policy agenda. In this session, you’ll learn…

Duration:00:37:55

Community Based Utility Consolidation with U.S. Water Alliance’s Emily Simonson

6/7/2022
Emily Simonson, the Director of Strategic Partnerships of the US Water Alliance, shares findings, insights and strategies distilled from the US Water Alliance’s recent report entitled Catalyzing Community-Driven Utility Consolidations and Partnerships. Plus, Reese Tisdale joins us for another Bluefield on Tap segment discussing The Digital Water Revolution. In this session, you’ll learn about: Emily’s…

Duration:00:39:12

Onsite Water Reuse with Epic Cleantec’s Aaron Tartakovsky

5/17/2022
Aaron Tartakovsky, CEO & Co-founder of Epic Cleantec, provides an outstanding overview of water reuse systems, their benefits and how centralized and decentralized components of a water system support and strengthen each other. In this session, you’ll learn about: Epic Cleantech’s origin story in the onsite water reuse space The policy background driving onsite reuse…

Duration:00:37:09

Why Utilities Need Collaboration to Achieve Technological Advancement with Alan Tucker

5/3/2022
Alan Tucker, Information Technology Program Manager with Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District, provides a compelling case for collaboration in the utility technology space. In this session, you’ll learn about: Alan’s background and how he came to the water sector Alan’s thoughts on state of innovation and data usage in the water utility industry Alan’s work…

Duration:00:46:50

Cybersecurity Basics with Consolidated Utility District’s Mike Sumner

4/19/2022
Mike Sumner, the Director of Information Technology for the Consolidated Utility District of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, provides cybersecurity basics and tips. Mike entertains with his description of the Oldsmar, Florida, water utility cyberattack and its context occurring during Super Bowl week. In this session, you’ll learn about: Mike’s background in cybersecurity in the auto and utility…

Duration:00:37:42

Is It Time to Eliminate Water Rates? with Kendall Dix

4/5/2022
Kendall Dix, National Policy Director for the Gulf Coast Center for Law & Policy, comes on to discuss his recent article for the People’s Policy Center advocating for elimination of water rates. In this session, you’ll learn about: Kendall’s background Why Kendall wrote his article advocating for elimination of residential water rates Why residential water…

Duration:00:40:11

Blockchain’s Place in the Water Sector with Katrina Donaghy

3/15/2022
Katrina Donaghy, founder of Civic Ledger and Water Ledger and blockchain leader, comes on to discuss blockchain and how it can benefit the water sector. In this session, you’ll learn about: Katrina’s background in Australian disaster response and how it transitioned her into the utility space Katrina’s work in the “utility of the future” space…

Duration:00:51:14