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The Water Values Podcast explores water issues from a variety of perspectives with the goal of uncovering the true value of water. Each session will delve into one aspect of water, such as water utilities, water treatment, water resources, water reuse, and more.

The Water Values Podcast Dave McGimpsey

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The Water Values Podcast explores water issues from a variety of perspectives with the goal of uncovering the true value of water. Each session will delve into one aspect of water, such as water utilities, water treatment, water resources, water reuse, and more.

    Troubled Water with Seth Siegel

    Troubled Water with Seth Siegel

    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 water sector
    Why Seth chose to write a book on our water systems
    Seth’s conceptualization of the water governance problem
    Why Seth believes government does a poor job of regulating government
    Seth’s multi-faceted solution to the water governance problem
    Seth’s history of how municipal ownership became the dominant water utility model
    How consolidation will help address the problems with our utilities
    How to convert safe drinking water from an environmental issue into a public health issues

    Resources and links mentioned in or relevant to this session include:

    Seth’s bio on his website
    Seth’s homepage on his website
    Seth’s Twitter Handle: @SethMSiegel
    Troubled Wateron amazon.com
    TWV 006: Why Do We Drink Bottled Water? With Prof. Jim Salzman                                

    Thank You!

    Thanks to each of you for listening and spreading the word about The Water Values Podcast! Keep the emails coming and please rate and review The Water Values Podcast on iTunes and Stitcher if you haven’t done so already. And don’t forget to tell your friends about the podcast and whatever you do, don’t forget to join The Water Values mailing list!

    • 47 min
    Moonshot Missions & the Modules that Can Optimize Utilities

    Moonshot Missions & the Modules that Can Optimize Utilities

    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 utilities can achieve more with less. As with every interview George does, this is a can’t miss episode. In this session, you’ll learn about:

    George’s voluntary departure from DC Water
    Why George started Moonshot Missions
    The for profit and the not-for-profit arms of Moonshot Missions
    How the not-for-profit Moonshot Missions helps struggling utilities
    The utilities eligible for help from the not-for-profit Moonshot Missions arm
    Why George thinks the estimated trillions of utility capex spend is overinflated
    The low-hanging fruit for utilities to improve operational, financial and environmental performance
    The role of non-revenue water in improving utility performance 

    Resources and links mentioned in or relevant to this session include:

    George Hawkins’ email: George at MoonshotMissions dot org
    George Hawkins’ LinkedIn profile
    Moonshot Missions’ website
    George Hawkins’ Twitter Handle
    TWV #060: Change Leadership with DC Water CEO George Hawkins                                

    Thank You! Thanks to each of you for listening and spreading the word about The Water Values Podcast! Keep the emails coming and please rate and review The Water Values Podcast on iTunes and Stitcher if you haven’t done so already. And don’t forget to tell your friends about the podcast and whatever you do, don’t forget to join The Water Values mailing list!

    • 45 min
    The Year in Water 2019

    The Year in Water 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 water sector in 2019 -The role data & IOT plays in utilities -How infrastructure continues to be a challenge for utilities -How utilities are leveraging partnerships for better outcomes -Convergence in the water sector and the broader utilities sector -What issues the panelists are watching out for in 2020 More Water Values Podcasts

    • 44 min
    The Work of Engineers Without Borders

    The Work of Engineers Without Borders

    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. Our industry has lots of good people, and Walt represents a shining example of leadership in the water sector. Take a listen and hear how Engineers Without Borders improves lives around the globe and more.

    • 33 min
    Tips for Avoiding Financial Heartburn for Your Utility

    Tips for Avoiding Financial Heartburn for Your Utility

    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 infrastructure cost issues. JP provides a great and unique perspective on water utility financial issues.

    • 36 min
    Scalable, Modular, Onsite Wastewater Treatment

    Scalable, Modular, Onsite Wastewater Treatment

    Aquacycl Founder and CEO, Orianna Bretschger, discusses the BioElectrochemical  Treatment Technology (BETT) that allows for distributed wastewater treatment or pretreatment. It's a great look inside this fascinating treatment technology that Aquacycl has brought to the market. Reese Tisdale and our Bluefield on Tap segment address the California wildfires and their effects on water utilities.

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

Hughie Mc ,

Excellent podcast

Very interesting guests with up-to—date content and market information covering a wide range of water industry topics. Very timely to have a water podcast considering the importance of water for all of humanity and the sustainability of all economic and business activities.
Nice relaxed discussions with passionate, knowledgeable industry leaders. The audio quality is good also. Keep up the good work.

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