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The Let There Be Water Podcast explores a fascinating array of issues and personalities in the world of water. No topic is too large or small, but all are fascinating! Listen in on host Seth M. Siegel's thought-provoking conversations with water experts.

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The Let There Be Water Podcast explores a fascinating array of issues and personalities in the world of water. No topic is too large or small, but all are fascinating! Listen in on host Seth M. Siegel's thought-provoking conversations with water experts.

    Episode #8: Naty Barak

    Episode #8: Naty Barak

    Drip irrigation is a revolutionary technology that allows farmers to increase their yield while using less environmentally dangerous fertilizer – and saving lots of water in the process.

    In this edition of the Let There Be Water Podcast, Seth speaks with Naty Barak, Chief Sustainability Officer at Netafim, the Israeli company that pioneered drip irrigation. Their conversation discusses both science and policy: How drip irrigation works and what its use means for solving some of the world’s most vexing problems.

    • 12 min
    Episode #7: Karen Ross

    Episode #7: Karen Ross

    Seth Siegel interviews Karen Ross, California’s Secretary of Food and Agriculture. With California's severe drought this year, environmentalists, city dwellers and farmers have been at odds over water resources.

    Learn about the interplay of California's water crisis and its agricultural industry and what the long-term effects of the water crisis will be on future generations.

    • 13 min
    Episode #6: Felicia Marcus

    Episode #6: Felicia Marcus

    The four-year severe drought in California has captured headlines in the U.S. and internationally. What can be done to alleviate it and how does California's water future look?

    Seth interviews Felicia Marcus, the Chair of the California State Water Resources Control Board, often nicknamed "California's water czar." Learn what the Water Resources Control Board does and why she says the "water czar" moniker is inaccurate.

    • 12 min
    Episode #5: Philip Winter

    Episode #5: Philip Winter

    Showering is one of the biggest water using activities in the average household. But what if it didn't have to be?

    Seth interviews Philip Winter, co-founder and CEO of Nebia, a start-up that believes we can save water—without compromising on shower time or quality. Learn how Philip and his company are using technology to reduce shower water use by 70%.

    • 11 min
    Episode #4: Meera Subramanian

    Episode #4: Meera Subramanian

    Seth talks with Meera Subramanian: journalist, Fulbright-Nehru senior research fellow, and author of "A River Runs Again: India’s Natural World in Crisis from the Barren Cliffs of Rajasthan to the Farmlands of Karnataka."

    Join Seth and Meera as they discuss the water crisis in India and what can be done to change course. Learn the causes of India’s water crisis and proposed solutions to it, and what lessons the world can learn from India's growing water scarcity.

    • 15 min
    Episode #3: Pat Mulroy

    Episode #3: Pat Mulroy

    If you’ve ever wondered how Las Vegas manages to keep the water flowing for the millions of people who live and visit there, despite being located in the middle of a desert, it’s not a matter of luck. It is thanks to long-range planning, good policy and superb leadership.

    In this episode of the Let There Be Water Podcast, Seth M. Siegel interviews Pat Mulroy, Senior Fellow with the Brookings Institution and Retired General Manager of the Southern Nevada Water Authority. Pat shares how she’s helped make Las Vegas and the surrounding area one of the most successful water districts in America—and what the rest of us can learn from their example.

    • 16 min

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