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Water like Gold
Featured guest, Merav Ben-David PhD, an ecologist in Wyoming, and candidate for the U.S. Senate, discusses how climate change will affect the world's water availability. She also details her studies on how the California and Wyoming fires greatly diminish critical water supplies and what we need to do to preserve our most precious resource.
(Podcast recorded on October 15, 2020)
Giving Back with Purpose
Featured guest is John McIntyre, managing director for the American Family Insurance Institute for Corporate and Social Impact. They are a division of American Family Insurance that operates as a venture capital investment company. The institute invests in visionary start-up entrepreneurs who are building a scalable social enterprise in the areas of economic opportunity, healthy youth development, learning and achievement and resilient communities.
(Podcast recorded on October 8, 2020)
Featured guest was Mr. Ghassan Korban, Executive Director of the New Orleans Sewerage and Water Board. Korban provides a history and current status of the organization and addresses how they are building resilience in the face of a changing climate into their working operations. He describes the repetitive flooding conditions of the city, the broken water and sewerage pipelines, and the antiquated 100 year old pumping systems, and what actions they are taking to help meet the demanding conditions.
(Podcast recorded on October 1, 2020)
When Sparks Fly...
Featured guest Elliot Grossbard from the Global Water Solutions Connect organization joins The Water Zone to address outside the box technologies that could couple water and energy together to solve significant water issues. Elliot also discusses how atmospheric water harvesting systems could be utilized to help reduce forest fires caused by high voltage electrical tower sparking.
(Podcast recorded on September 17, 2020)
Back on Aquatrac
Featured guest Jim Kauth, President of Aquatrac, Inc., located in Arizona, describes many stories of both HOAs and commercial property owners that have experienced extremely high water bills. Aquatrac provides both irrigation, horticulture and arborist consultation to help develop a proper water management solution for property owners. As a certified water manager, Jim also explains about various city’s rules pertaining to irrigation, turf and available rebates for utilizing EPA WaterSense-certified products.
(Podcast recorded on September 10, 2020)
Desmond in the Rough
Featured guest was Lou Desmond, President of Desmond and Louis with offices in California and Washington. Lou discusses the serious flooding that Washington experiences and how mitigation by lawmakers is not resolving the issue. He states that many legislators want to take property from homeowners utilizing emanate domain practices and obtain those properties with little payments to the property owners. He shares how more water storage facilities need to be built in the state.
(Podcast recorded on August 13, 2020)