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❓ Are you rather water podcast or wastewater podcast? Here's what we have to offer 💪 
Get the market pulse, for free. In one hour per week, while you do the dishes!
➡️ Leverage your peer's experience, and ensure to stay on top of best practices
Wastewater ReUse, Resource Recovery, Digitization, IOT, OPEX improvement, Advanced Oxidation Processes, Micropollutant Removal, Standardization of Equipment, Process Development... Those are only a few of the topics covered by our incredible guests. 
Learn from pitfalls experiences by Majors (SUEZ, Veolia...), Start-Ups (Kando, Aquassay...) and SMEs (Lenntech, Fluence, LiqTech...)
🗓️ Tune in every Wednesday, don't miss out!
🌐 Find all the detailed episode notes, interviews, infographics and more on http://dww.show

(don't) Waste Water‪!‬ Antoine Walter

    • Science
    • 5.0 • 5 Ratings

❓ Are you rather water podcast or wastewater podcast? Here's what we have to offer 💪 
Get the market pulse, for free. In one hour per week, while you do the dishes!
➡️ Leverage your peer's experience, and ensure to stay on top of best practices
Wastewater ReUse, Resource Recovery, Digitization, IOT, OPEX improvement, Advanced Oxidation Processes, Micropollutant Removal, Standardization of Equipment, Process Development... Those are only a few of the topics covered by our incredible guests. 
Learn from pitfalls experiences by Majors (SUEZ, Veolia...), Start-Ups (Kando, Aquassay...) and SMEs (Lenntech, Fluence, LiqTech...)
🗓️ Tune in every Wednesday, don't miss out!
🌐 Find all the detailed episode notes, interviews, infographics and more on http://dww.show

    S3E19 - Can Nature-Based Solutions Better Protect Cities from Soaring Environmental Risks?

    S3E19 - Can Nature-Based Solutions Better Protect Cities from Soaring Environmental Risks?

    with 🎙️ Marc Barra, Urban Ecologist specializing in nature-based solutions at Paris' Agency for Biodiversity, in charge of the H2020 REGREEN project.   

    💧 The REGREEN Project promotes urban livability through fostering nature-based solutions in Europe and China using evidence-based tools and improved urban governance to accelerate the transition towards green, equitable and healthy cities.



    What we covered:



    🍏 How we're experiencing a shift of paradigm in engineering practices, from grey approaches to blue-green and hybrid solutions 

    🧮 How nature-based solutions shall be evaluated on their ability to deliver one-to-one equivalent results to hard engineering 

    🌱 How REGREEN aims at quantifying the welcome side-effects of nature-based solutions in cities  

    🔍 How Urban Living Labs support the scientific approach towards REGREEN 

    🍎 How Paris' international and domestic image may differ when it comes to ecology, biodiversity, and climate action 

    🧮 How we shall move beyond the monetary quantification of nature-based solutions 

    🌱 How we shall pave the way towards the economy of limits and biosphere, through economic and market incentives 

    🧮 ... And how regulations may still be a surer way to complete the transformation than market incentives 

    🍏 How there's a lot of technology in Nature's functions and processes, and how it's crucial to understand and grasp it 

    🌱 How you will have to embrace uncertainty and accept that Nature rules overall 

    🍏 But also Veblen Effect, Over-Confidence in Hard Engineering, Ecology beyond the buzzword, Carrying the message across, and much more!

    🔥 ... and of course, we concluded with the 𝙧𝙖𝙥𝙞𝙙 𝙛𝙞𝙧𝙚 𝙦𝙪𝙚𝙨𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣𝙨 🔥 



    ➡️ Get the Full picture on Innovate4Cities here: https://dww.show/innovate4cities/



    ➡️ Get the Full Story (including an infographic and full transcript) here: https://dww.show/can-nature-based-solutions-better-protect-cities-from-soaring-environmental-risks/

    • 1 hr 2 min
    [Extract] Nature-Based Solutions to Mitigate Climate Change

    [Extract] Nature-Based Solutions to Mitigate Climate Change

    The H2020 REGREEN project aims to promote urban livability thanks to blue-green nature-based solutions. It thus accelerates the transition towards healthy, green and equitable cities! 

    🎙️ Marc Barra is an Urban Ecologist specializing in nature-based solutions at the Paris Agency for Biodiversity, in charge of the H2020 REGREEN project.



    To discover the full interview, type "S3E19 - Can Nature-Based Solutions Better Protect Cities from Soaring Environmental Risks?"



    You can also find Marc's interview on the (don't) Waste Water website: https://dww.show/can-nature-based-solutions-better-protect-cities-from-soaring-environmental-risks/

    • 1 min
    S3E18 - How to Manage Flooding and Improve Water Quality without Steel, Concrete and Hard Engineering

    S3E18 - How to Manage Flooding and Improve Water Quality without Steel, Concrete and Hard Engineering

    with 🎙️ James Murray, MGSDP Manager at the Glasgow City Council  

    💧 the Metropolitan Glasgow Strategic Drainage Partnership (MGSDP) thinks about and manages rainfall to end uncontrolled flooding and improve water quality.



    What we covered:



    🍏 How the Glasgow Region built upon the 2002 flood to turn its water management approach on its head 

    🍏 How they decided to leverage nature-based solutions and sustainable urban drainage systems

    🌱 How you can't put nature in a box, and what that implies when it comes to NBS 

    🍎  The perks and pitfalls of Blue-Green approaches 

    🧮  How confusing it can be to understand the meaning behind a return period of "once in a century"

    🌦️ How climate change affects the frequency and intensity of meteorological events

    🔍 How Nature-Based Solutions come with a wealth of welcome side effects: improving mental health, fostering biodiversity, limiting urban heat, or enhancing the air quality 

    🍏 How a smart approach enhances the overall system by feeding it the right data

    🍎 How Sustainable Drainage can create tensions over land use, and what to do to overcome those

    🍏 Glasgow's long ball game, adapting regulations, COP 26, public education... and much more!

    🔥 ... and of course, we concluded with the 𝙧𝙖𝙥𝙞𝙙 𝙛𝙞𝙧𝙚 𝙦𝙪𝙚𝙨𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣𝙨 🔥 



    ➡️ Get the Full Story (including an infographic and full transcript) here: https://dww.show/how-to-manage-flooding-and-improve-water-quality-without-steel-concrete-and-hard-engineering/

    • 58 min
    [Extract] Sustainable Drainage to Manage Flooding

    [Extract] Sustainable Drainage to Manage Flooding

    The Metropolitan Glasgow Strategic Drainage Partnership manages rainfall to end uncontrolled flooding and improve water quality by leveraging nature-based solutions



    🎙️ James Murray, MGSDP Manager at the Glasgow City Council shares how the Glasgow Region managed the aftermath of the 2002 flood to innovate in the approach to water, leverage nature-based solutions, build blue-green infrastructure and involve everybody



    To discover the full interview, type "S3E18 - How to Manage Flooding and Improve Water Quality without Steel, Concrete and Hard Engineering"



    You can also find James' interview on the (don't) Waste Water website: https://dww.show/how-to-manage-flooding-and-improve-water-quality-without-steel-concrete-and-hard-engineering/

    • 1 min
    Water is Too Cheap! Here's Why Raising the Price NOW will make it Affordable.

    Water is Too Cheap! Here's Why Raising the Price NOW will make it Affordable.

    You read it right: in order to be affordable, water needs to be more expensive. Counter-intuitive, right?



    Yet, like it or not, the safe supply of drinking water at our tap is the most affordable way to solve our need for Water. And that comes with some costs, that shall be covered through Water Tariffs... in order to push out of business "Water Dealers" of all kinds!



    In this Bonus Episode, we're covering:

    🍏 Water Tariffs around the World

    🍏 Understanding Water's Cost

    🍏 Who shall Pay for Water?

    🍏 Objection 1: How Dare you Set a Price on Water?

    🍏 Objection 2: What about Affordability?

    🍏 Why Water Tariffs shall be Higher

    🍏 A Path for (affordable) #WaterForAll

    🍏 How is Water Financed, if not through Tariffs?

    🍏 The Problem with Taxes and Transfers

    🍏 The Welcome Side Effects of Water Tariffs

    🍏 Why Ireland may be wrong



    Wanna join the discussion? Come tell me on LinkedIn!



    Wanna discuss it even more? Join our next live on the topic: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CPZudJFMCnM&t=0s



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    ➡️  Do you like this short format, answering one key question/topic? Let me know on LinkedIn! 

    ➡️  Get the Full Podcast Series here: https://dww.show/

    ➡️  Check the Video Version of this Bonus Episode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O64yjHCtizE

    • 13 min
    S3E17 - A Climate Modeller's Truth on the Controversial Project of Iceberg Harvesting

    S3E17 - A Climate Modeller's Truth on the Controversial Project of Iceberg Harvesting

    with 🎙️ Alan Condron, Scientific Researcher and Climate Modeller at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution 

    💧 Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) is the world's leading, independent non-profit organization dedicated to ocean research, exploration, and education.



    What we covered:



    🍏 How Iceberg drift in oceans can be modeled and what can be learned from it 

    🍏 How large an Iceberg shall be upon arrival in Cape Town, to cover 20% of the city's water needs 

    🧮  How that Iceberg would behave all along a towing route that would lead it from Antarctica to South Africa 

    🍎 How challenging it would be, to harvest the Iceberg's water upon arrival 

    🔍 The ecological impacts of an Iceberg tow 

    🍎 The bigger picture around Day Zero and Water Scarcity in arid places in the world, like Cape Town 

    🔍 How the ecological impacts of a one-time tow are probably negligible while the consequences of a repeated commercial-scale activity would have to be studied 

    🍏 How a successful proof of concept would enable verifying theory and possibly build the suited infrastructure to extract the best out of the Iceberg. 

    🍎 How an Iceberg tow to Dubai is a different game than a southern hemisphere destination 

    🍏 The financial equation of an Iceberg towing project, the scientific approach that would enable us to learn from the first tow, Nick Sloane's project... and much more!

    🔥 ... and of course, we concluded with the 𝙧𝙖𝙥𝙞𝙙 𝙛𝙞𝙧𝙚 𝙦𝙪𝙚𝙨𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣𝙨 🔥 



    ➡️ Get the Full Story (including an infographic and full transcript) here: https://dww.show/a-climate-modellers-truth-on-the-controversial-project-of-iceberg-harvesting/

    • 53 min

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Great show and great host

This podcast has a niche profile among the water podcasts out there by focusing on the innovative people and technologies in the wastewater industry. The topics are always interesting, and the host and guests are top notch. The only drawback I would mention is that sometimes the audio quality is a little spotty. Nonetheless I look forward to a new episode every week.

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