Project Blue was founded to shed light on innovative water technologies redefining how our world thinks about and manages our most precious natural resource - water. Listen to the stories, challenges, and visions behind the individuals dedicated to improving the world of water.
#08 - Sylmar Group: The Transfer of Knowledge in the Water Industry
Tune in to episode 8 of Project Blue! On this episode, I speak with Michael Warady, the co-founder of Sylmar Group, a company that buys and builds businesses in the water and wastewater sector. Michael discusses what inspired Sylmar Group, the work they’re doing, and his thoughts on the biggest areas for improvement within the water sector. We hope you enjoy!
#07 - Epic CleanTec: Redefining Urban Wastewater
Tune in for episode 7 of Project Blue! Aaron Tartakovski, the Co-founder and CEO of Epic CleanTec joins us to discuss how his company is redefining urban wastewater management through onsite treatment and reuse. Aaron shares the journey of how Epic CleanTec evolved out of work with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, how the technology works, and why a change in perspective in urban sanitation is so important. Enjoy!
#06 - Tomorrow Water: Innovation in Wastewater Treatment
Jon Liberzon, VP and Head of Business Development at Tomorrow Water BKT, joins us on this episode of Project Blue.
Tomorrow Water, born out of BKT, is providing solutions to meet challenges in wastewater treatment processes. Jon discusses the range of innovative treatment technologies in development at Tomorrow Water, what they're doing to eliminate the sanitation gap between developed and developing areas around the world, and the importance of closing the loop in the wastewater treatment process by creating value from waste.
Join us to learn from all that Jon has to share. We hope you enjoy!
#05 - MeterSYS: All About AMI
Tune in for Episode 5! Lauren Brown joins us from MeterSYS to discuss the best-practices and myths behind AMI transitions as well as why this technology is sweeping the industry.
MeterSYS is a consulting firm that specializes in helping utilities navigate through AMI and Smart City transitions. An AMI transition project is a comprehensive assessment and upgrade of a utility's existing water metering infrastructure to a more modern system that can read meters remotely on a consistent and frequent basis. This technology has been around for decades, however, factors such high costs and lack of trust in the technology slowed the initial rate of industry adoption. More recently, Lauren shares that AMI technology is gaining widespread momentum and explains why this wave of technology will continue to spread.
We hope you enjoy!
#04 - SOURCE: Pulling Water from the Air
In this episode, Clara McBane, the Vice President of Business Development at SOURCE, joins us to discuss their technology.
SOURCE hydropanels are an off grid solution that is helping solve water quality and water access problems that communities around the world are facing. The hydropanels convert moisture in the air into clean drinking water using the power of the sun. Join us to learn from Clara about these hydropanels and hear stories of how they’ve been successfully deployed in 49 countries around the world.
We hope you enjoy!
#03 - Itron: Listening For Leaks
Patrick Hamilton joins us to discuss Itron’s evolution in the utility industry as well as how their OpenWay Riva Leak Sensor helps utilities better identify where their water is leaking into the ground.
Non-revenue water is an increasingly important topic to address in the utility industry. To summarize, it is the difference between how much water is produced by a utility and how much water they end up billing their customers for. While estimates vary by region, these leaks in the distribution network account for an average of 20% of total water produced by U.S. utilities. Patrick shares insight on this growing “epidemic” and how Itron’s leak sensing technology has its ears to the ground for where this is happening.
We hope you enjoy.
Super interesting and informative. Critical topics revolving around the innovative future of water. Thank you Alexandra and Matt!
Excellent interviews and discussion about innovative companies and ideas regarding this critical resource that does not get enough attention.