50 episodes

Examining the future of water through the lens of strategic foresight--anticipating, framing, and shaping your preferred future.

Water Foresight Podcast Host: Dr. Matthew Klein

    • Society & Culture
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Examining the future of water through the lens of strategic foresight--anticipating, framing, and shaping your preferred future.

    Rights of Nature & the Future of Water

    Rights of Nature & the Future of Water

    Discover the transformative idea of granting natural entities--including water--legal personhood as we sit down with Professor James Salzman, a leading voice in environmental law. This episode takes you beyond traditional environmental regulation, where nature typically plays a supporting role to human interests, and into the realm of the rights of nature movement. Listen in as we discuss the emergence of this groundbreaking concept and its implications on environmental law and policy, includ...

    • 46 min
    The Future of WASH

    The Future of WASH

    Embark on an enlightening exploration of a globally pressing issue with the insight of Samista Jugwanth, joining us from the vibrant heart of South Africa. Prepare to unravel the intricate tapestry of WASH—Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene—challenges that persist not only in the developing world but also on the doorsteps of developed nations. Samista sheds light on the stark reality that billions are deprived of basic necessities like clean water and safe sanitation, with severe repercussions fo...

    • 37 min
    Water and Regulatory AI

    Water and Regulatory AI

    Unlock the secrets of regulatory innovation as we sit down with Hdata's founder and CEO, Hudson Hollister, whose journey from SEC lawyer to tech trailblazer is transforming the energy industry's approach to data. This episode promises a wealth of knowledge as we venture into how Hudson's brainchild streamlines regulatory filing processes, applies AI to sector-wide queries, and empowers stakeholders with actionable insights. Discover how this groundbreaking platform not only reshapes energy da...

    • 51 min
    Water as a "Liquid Asset"

    Water as a "Liquid Asset"

    Step into a world where every drop of water counts as Professor Buzz Thompson, author of "Liquid Asset," unravels the complex role of the private sector in water management. Together, we navigate the intricate dance of business and government alliances as they supply life's most vital resource, dissecting the tug-of-war between public service and commodification. Discover how companies like Xylem are revolutionizing water systems with cutting-edge technologies, and delve into the ethical and ...

    • 1 hr 18 min
    The Future of Carbon Emissions and Water

    The Future of Carbon Emissions and Water

    Welcome to an enlightening installment of the Water Foresight Podcast, where we venture into the complex world of non-revenue water, carbon emissions and carbon leakage credits. We're honored to have water industry veteran, Steve Cavanaugh, join us as we decode this labyrinth of issues. As the CEO of Cavanaugh & Associates and the chair of the International Water Association's (IWA) Leakage Emissions Initiative (LEI), Steve offers an invaluable depth of understanding on the subjects at ha...

    • 49 min
    The Need for a Futures Thinking Mindset

    The Need for a Futures Thinking Mindset

    Imagine having the power to look into the future of the water industry - sounds exciting, right? That's the journey we embark on with Dr. Graham Norris, an organizational psychologist who specializes in foresight and futures thinking. Our dialogue spins around understanding the importance of long-term thinking, especially in the water sector. We delve into the concept of controlling our attention and expanding our imagination to contemplate future possibilities and their implications. We also...

    • 46 min

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