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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.

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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.

    “Excelerating” Innovation with Kim Baker

    “Excelerating” Innovation with Kim Baker

    Kim Baker, Director of Innovation, Water, at Elemental Excelerator, pulls back the curtain on fostering innovation in the water and other climate verticals at Elemental Excelerator. Kim nimbly moves from topic to topic and illustrates how water innovators can be even more powerful when partnering with other climate innovators.

    In this session, you’ll learn about: 

    The background and mission of Elemental Excelerator
    How Elemental Excelerator fosters innovation across multiple climate verticals, including water
    The targeted investments Elemental Excelerator makes in companies
    What Elemental Excelerator looks for when selecting companies
    How selected companies benefit from their peers in the Elemental Excelerator program
    The power of storytelling in the water sector
    The trends Kim is seeing in new water technologies

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

    Kim’s LinkedIn page
    Elemental Excelerator’s website
    TWV #166: Challenges with and Innovations in Small Utility Systems with Austin Thompson
    TWV #050: Advancements in Water Testing with OndaVia CEO Mark Peterman

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    • 38 min
    All About PFAS with AWWA’s Chris Moody

    All About PFAS with AWWA’s Chris Moody

    Chris Moody, a lead on the American Water Works Association’s (AWWA) PFAS team, provides a wide-ranging interview on PFAS. Chris succinctly describes the background on PFAS all the way through its existing regulatory status and what comes next.

    In this session, you’ll learn about:

    The background on PFAS
    Common uses for PFAS
    The regulatory framework for drinking water standards
    State regulation of PFAS
    The status of EPA regulation of PFAS
    The EPA’s regulatory determination & its meaning for a rulemaking on PFAS
    Chris’ thoughts on how PFAS regulation interplays with the stresses under which utilities operate, including aging infrastructure and affordability
    How the AWWA approaches adoption of a regulatory standard
    The AWWA’s position on PFAS regulation

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

     Chris’ LinkedIn page
    AWWA’s website
    AWWA’s PFAS website
    TWV #115: Restoring Lakes to Swimmable Quality with Jay Madigan
    TWV #099: Fertilizer and Water Quality with Mark Slavens

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    • 38 min
    The Evolution of a Water Start-Up

    The Evolution of a Water Start-Up

    WaterSmart Software’s Dana Haasz provides a riveting discussion of how WaterSmart Software has evolved over the last six years. Dana has held a wide variety of roles in the water sector, and that experience shines through in this terrific interview.

    In this session, you’ll learn about: 

    How utilities shifted their conservation efforts from a customer service focus to a water resources planning focus
    How WaterSmart Software has evolved by responding to customer needs
    How data use and collection have improved in water utilities
    Where we are on using AMI data in rate design
    The importance of customer engagement on rate issues
    WaterSmart Software’s entrepreneurial journey to the point of its recent acquisition
    The pain points that led WaterSmart Software to the acquisition decision
    Dana’s thoughts on convergence in the utility sector
    How WaterSmart Software navigated the “valley of death” for a water tech start-up

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

    Dana’s LinkedIn page
    WaterSmart Software’s website
    Press Release on VertexOne’s Acquisition of WaterSmart Software
    TWV #068: Speeding Technology Adoption Among Utilities with FATHOM CEO Trevor Hill
    TWV #034: A Smarter Way to Deliver Water with Peter Yolles

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    • 39 min
    Climate Change Planning and Adaptation with Jim Schlaman

    Climate Change Planning and Adaptation with Jim Schlaman

    Jim Schlaman, Black & Veatch’s Director of Planning and Water Resources, provides a fascinating peek behind the curtain on the latest thinking on climate change planning and adaptation.

    In this session, you’ll learn about:

    The current state of climate change adaption and resilience planning
    Why climate change planning is not a theoretical conversation anymore
    Why coastal utilities are on the front lines of climate change
    How a utility can get started with climate change planning
    Why a vulnerability assessment is the building block for utility planning
    Why digitalization is important not just for technical planning but also for justification to the community
    A trove of information Black & Veatch gleaned from its Strategic Direction report and underlying survey of utilities
    Why Jim is optimistic about water utilities rising to the climate change plan

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

    Jim’s LinkedIn page

    Black & Veatch’s Water website

    Black & Veatch’s 2020 Strategic Directions: 2020 Water Report download webpage

    TWV #133: Resiliency and Regionalism with Southern California with Jeffrey Kightlinger

    TWV #090: Planning for Water Resources in the Face of Climate Change

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    • 49 min
    Driving Consumers Back to the Tap with FloWater’s Rich Razgaitis

    Driving Consumers Back to the Tap with FloWater’s Rich Razgaitis

    Rich Razgaitis, founder of FloWater, details his mission to eliminate single-use plastics and drive consumers back to the tap for their drinking water.

    In this session, you’ll learn about:

    How Rich’s background in pharmaceuticals influenced his career arc from delivering treatment to proactively engaging in prevention in the health and wellness space
    Rich’s mission and vision to put an end to single use plastics and drive consumers back to the tap
    How FloWater hopes to “own” the last 6’ of pipe
    How Rich sees FloWater as fostering the democratization of water
    How FloWater can help build trust in tap water and promote tap water systems
    Rich’s thoughts on driving consumers back to the tap
    Why legislating behavior is not the answer to eliminating single-use plastic bottles

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

    Rich’s LinkedIn page
    FloWater’s website
    TWV #099: Fertilizer and Water Quality with Mark Slavens
    TWV #095: Plumbing, Pipes, and Plastics: Working Towards Safer Drinking Water with Andrew J. Whelton, Ph.D.

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    • 35 min
    Phoenix Water Equity and Innovation

    Phoenix Water Equity and Innovation

    Kathryn Sorensen, Director of Phoenix Water, provides a riveting discussion of water equity in Phoenix, including rate design and customer base considerations, and she also describes an innovative water storage and sharing arrangement between Phoenix and Tuscon.

    Plus, Reese Tisdale of Bluefield Research comes on for another Bluefield on Tap segment to discuss the latest developments in the market.

    In this session, you’ll learn about: 

    Kathryn’s background as Director of Phoenix Water
    How Phoenix Water approaches water equity
    How Phoenix Water’s rate design promotes water equity
    Phoenix Water’s water recycling and reuse efforts
    How water reuse ties into water equity
    The innovative Phoenix-Tucson water storage and sharing agreement
    Kathryn’s insights on how to deal with the politics that affect water systems

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

    Kathryn’s Twitter Handle: @PHXWaterDir
    Phoenix Water’s website
    “Landmark Water Agreement Between Tuscson and Phoenix” (Article dated 2014.12.05)
    TWV #133: Resiliency and Regionalism in Southern California with Jeffrey Kightlinger
    TWV #112: Customer Assistance Programs and Their Expanding Importance with Stacey Isaac Berahzer                                

    Thank You!

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    • 45 min

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Water Erik ,

Great podcast

To me, as a non american (I come from Sweden) working for a major water utility, this podcast gives me great knowledge of the US water sector. I’m looking forward to every new episode!

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