Solving Water wades into the trending topics, technology and behind-the-scenes stories from our work addressing water needs around the world. Each episode, Xylem experts and industry thought leaders discuss water challenges and solutions as they apply to our wide range of applications – from commercial building systems, residential, rural and agricultural technology, water utilities, wastewater treatment and more – and how Xylem is helping make water more efficient, safe and sustainable for all. Join us to learn how #LetsSolveWater comes to life at Xylem every day.
Discussing ”Draining: The Economic Impact of America’s Hidden Water Crisis” with DigDeep Founder & CEO George McGraw
George McGraw, Founder and CEO of DigDeep, a human rights nonprofit working to ensure every American has clean, running water forever, joins Solving Water to break down the nonprofit's latest report, “Draining: The Economic Impact of America’s Hidden Water Crisis,” released in late June.
McGraw details new information about the lack of access to clean, safe water in the United States; the importance of finding and gathering valuable Census data; the initial impact of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act; and future water projects and priorities for DigDeep as they continue to work to close the water access gap for vulnerable communities and areas throughout the country.
Read the report, “Draining: The Economic Impact of America’s Hidden Water Crisis," and learn more about DigDeep and how you can get involved: https://www.digdeep.org/draining
Inside the Xylem 2021 Sustainability Report: Progress, Takeaways & What’s Next
Austin Alexander, Xylem Vice President of Sustainability and Social Impact, returns to Solving Water to take us inside the newly released Xylem 2021 Sustainability Report. Alexander shares her major takeaways from this year's report, recent updates to the company's sustainability goals and the approach Xylem is taking to realize them.
Also discussed: How sustainability goals are directly aligned with business objectives, upcoming challenges and areas of opportunity for the water sector, and more.
Learn more about Xylem's sustainability goals and download your copy of the 2021 Sustainability Report here: https://www.xylem.com/en-us/sustainability/
Building a Career in the Water Industry
Randolf Waters, Xylem Senior Director of Global Partnerships and Branding, makes his third appearance on Solving Water, this time to share the personal and professional journey that brought him to his current role.
Waters shares his background, why he initially became interested in the water industry, and how a chance encounter eventually led him to Xylem. Randolf also shares the story behind changing his last name to Waters, why the water industry offers such fulfilling careers to people of all different skill sets and backgrounds, and more.
Learn more about Xylem and explore career opportunities: https://www.xylem.com/en-us/about-xylem/
City Football Group & the Power of Purpose-Driven Awareness for Water
Randolf Waters, Xylem Senior Director of Global Partnerships and Branding, returns to the show to discuss how the partnership between Xylem and City Football Group came to be, and how the two organizations continue to team up to address water complacency and encourage audiences around the world to get educated and involved in making a difference.
Waters also shares how Xylem sought out a major sports group to help raise awareness for global water challenges, the selection process for choosing the right partner from the sports world, and some of the activities and campaigns happening between Xylem, Manchester City FC, PUMA and more.
Part 2 of 2 in the Solving Water Power of Partnerships Series.
Learn more and get involved in the latest Xylem plogging and Walk for Water activities: https://www.xylem.com/en-us/about-xylem/partnerships/water-heroes/
The Water Industry’s Role in Fixing America’s Bridges
According to estimates from the Department of Transportation, there are about 45,000 bridges rated in poor condition in the United States. Ken Albaugh, Xylem Director of Sales for Water Infrastructure in the United States, and Joey Guerrero, Xylem National Accounts Manager for Dewatering, join the show to discuss a specific, yet massive, portion of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act: the Bridge Investment Program.
Albaugh and Guerrero outline the significant investment towards repairing and improving bridge conditions in the coming years, including $5.3 billion in 2022 alone, and how Xylem is supporting customers through the process by offering solutions that focus on improving water infrastructure and sustainability, as well as assisting the mining industry with water management, efficiency, water treatment and more.
Learn more about Xylem solutions: https://www.xylem.com/
Learn more about the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act: https://www.congress.gov/bill/117th-congress/house-bill/3684/text
How Will the U.S. Infrastructure Bill Impact the Water Industry?
Josh Mahan, Xylem Director of Government and Industry Relations, and Eric Sapirstein of ENS Resources, which acts as Xylem's Federal Policy Advocate, join the show to break down a watershed moment in infrastructure funding: the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.
Sapirstein and Mahan discuss what parts of the law will apply to the water industry, where funds are being focused within water, and specific programs within the infrastructure bill such as:
Developing climate resiliency
Making highway improvements
Addressing PFAS and emerging contaminants
A focus on the Western United States
Ensuring that underfunded communities throughout the country get the support they need to deliver clean, safe water
Learn more at https://www.xylem.com/.
Deeply substantial and amazingly practical
It’s obvious that Amanda and the Xylem team put extraordinary effort in covering pressing issues and finding guests that are authentic
Please get Kyle a better microphone. It sounds like a car phone.
A great breakdown of the upcoming DOE regulations and best ways to understand impact on selecting the most efficient pumps.