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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.

Project Blue Podcast Matthew Finkle & Alexandra Nicolopoulos

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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.

    #06 - Tomorrow Water: Innovation in Wastewater Treatment

    #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!

    • 35 min
    #05 - MeterSYS: All About AMI

    #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!

    • 33 min
    #04 - SOURCE: Pulling Water from the Air

    #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!

    • 26 min
    #03 - Itron: Listening For Leaks

    #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.

    • 20 min
    #02 - GoAigua: The Digital Transformation of Water Utilities

    #02 - GoAigua: The Digital Transformation of Water Utilities

    Pablo Calabuig, the CEO of GoAigua North America, joins us on this episode to discuss GoAigua’s work to aid utilities in their digital transformation.

    GoAigua was born out of Global Omnium, an innovative water utility in Europe. GoAigua is the digital innovation arm of Global Omnium - it was launched as their smart water platform. They are providing software and analytics solutions for water utilities and aiding these utilities in a digital transformation, with the goal of allowing them to operate more efficiently. In this episode, Pablo discusses this innovative technology, how GoAigua is mapping the spread of COVID-19 through wastewater, and important issues the water industry is facing such as its lack of investment and the large generational gap that exists.

    Give this episode a listen to learn from all that Pablo has to share. We hope you enjoy!

    • 25 min
    #01 - Water Pigeon: A New Approach to Remote Meter Reading

    #01 - Water Pigeon: A New Approach to Remote Meter Reading

    Sarp Sekeroglu, the cofounder and CEO of Water Pigeon, joins us to share his story of creating a unique approach to remote meter reading and navigating the water industry as a start-up.

    Water meters measure the volume of water that passes through a certain point which informs utilities how much to bill their customers. Most water meters in the United States are read manually, meaning a person has to visually inspect every meter at least as frequently as customers are billed. As these meters get older and eventually need to be replaced, new “smart metering” technology allows meters to be read remotely and more frequently. Remote meter reading comes with widespread benefits and operational savings for utilities, however, replacing and upgrading every meter is an enormous financial undertaking.

    Sarp and his team have created a new way to achieve this at a fraction of the cost.

    Enjoy!

    • 25 min

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