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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.

Water Values Podcast Dave McGimpsey

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    • 4.9, 159 Ratings

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.

    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                                

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    • 45 min
    Tapping Into Resilience

    Tapping Into Resilience

    Cynthia Koehler, Executive Director of WaterNow Alliance, provides a great and energetic interview discussing WaterNow Alliance and its new program Tap Into Resilience. Cynthia’s reservoir of knowledge shines in this great interview that has something for everyone. Plus, Eric Bindler of Bluefield Research comes on for another Bluefield on Tap segment before our summer hiatus. Next episode drops the first Tuesday in August.

    In this session, you’ll learn about:


    Cynthia’s background as a water utility board member and as a lawyer
    What WaterNow Alliance is and does
    The Tap Into Resilience program offered by WaterNow Alliance
    Why WaterNow Alliance was formed
    Why our utilities need to think differently about resilience and programs that foster resiliency
    Why and how decentralized water projects can benefit the local economyCynthia’s insights on how resilience and water equity work together

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

    Cynthia’s LinkedIn page
    WaterNow Alliance’s website
    The Tap Into Resilience website
    TWV #020: What Path Will Water 4.0 Follow? With Professor David Sedla
    TWV #155: Water Equity in Louisville with Tony Parrott and Sharise Horne

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    Thanks to each of you for listening and spreading the word about The Water Values Podcast! Keep the emails coming and please rate and review The Water Values Podcast on iTunes and Stitcher if you haven’t done so already. And don’t forget to tell your friends about the podcast and whatever you do, don’t forget to join The Water Values mailing list!

     

    • 41 min
    Pre-Paid Water

    Pre-Paid Water

    David Duncan of Smart Earth Technologies provides a fascinating discussion of pre-paid water and the multitude of benefits it can offer utilities. You’ll never think about pre-paid water the same after hearing this riveting interview.

    In this session, you’ll learn about: 

    Dave’s background in technology and utility deployment of technology
    How pre-paid water works
    Why pre-paid water provides utilities with financial resiliency
    Why pre-paid water dovetails with conservation efforts
    The technical requirements to implement a pre-paid water solution
    How rate structures might differ using pre-paid rates
    How digital technologies impact utility financial resilience

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

    David’s LinkedIn page
    Smart Earth Technologies’ website
    TWV #147: The Power of Digital Water with Cindy Wallis-Lage               

    • 42 min
    Digitally Enabled Utility Resilience

    Digitally Enabled Utility Resilience

    Albert Cho, Vice President and General Manager at Xylem, provides an insightful look at how digital technologies enhance the operational and financial resilience of utilities. Al discusses the benefits digitally enabled utilities have realized during the pandemic, provides examples of how utilities have gained financial efficiencies in the pre-pandemic deployment of capital and how those examples demonstrate that digital technologies play a significant role in helping utilities navigate the financial challenges ahead.

    In this session, you’ll learn about:

    How digital technologies are performing during the COVID-19 pandemic
    How digital enhanced operational resilience in the early stage of response
    How utilities using digital technologies fared versus utilities using analog technologies
    How digital technologies impact utility financial resilience
    Why Al thinks the utility operational response in the first wave of the pandemic was miraculous (no massive failures, etc.)
    Why the biggest risk to utilities lies ahead in the form of financial impacts
    Why digital technologies can play a significant role in mitigating the financial impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic
    How Al distinguishes between “old smart water” and “new smart water”
    The tie between digital technologies and improved cash flow
    The significant savings realized by the City of South Bend, Indiana, by using digital technologies to optimize existing system assets

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

    Albert’s LinkedIn page
    Xylem’s website
    Xylem’s LinkedIn Page
    TWV #084: Using Big Data to Improve Water Utility Revenues with Valor Water President Christine Boyle

    Thank You!

    Thanks to each of you for listening and spreading the word about The Water Values Podcast! Keep the emails coming and please rate and review The Water Values Podcast on iTunes and Stitcher if you haven’t done so already. And don’t forget to tell your friends about the podcast and whatever you do, don’t forget to join The Water Values mailing list!

    • 35 min
    Crowdfunding for the Water Sector

    Crowdfunding for the Water Sector

    Waterworks Fund CEO Lon Johnson relates his vision of creating a network of water investors and crowdfunding for water projects. Lon describes crowdfunding eligibility for project types, investment types and limitations, and much more in this great interview!

    Plus, Reese Tisdale joins us for another Bluefield on Tap segment where he identifies a unique and growing aspect of the water sector.

    In this session, you’ll learn about:

    Why Lon started Waterworks Fund
    What Lon hopes to accomplish with Waterworks Fund
    An overview of the financial regulations that authorized crowdfunding in the water space
    How Waterworks Fund fills a need in the water space
    How projects and companies can seek to use the Waterworks Fund platform
    The different types of structures available under the Waterworks Fund platform
    The financial limits on crowdfunding for both accredited and non-accredited investors
    How water investors can find out about water projects

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

     Lon’s LinkedIn page
    Waterworks Fund’s website
    TWV #045: Water Sector Investing with Jud Hill
    TWV #105: Investing in Water with Bill Brennan
    TWV #165: Private Equity in the Water Sector with Cimbria Capital’s Brian IversenThank You!

    Thanks to each of you for listening and spreading the word about The Water Values Podcast! Keep the emails coming and please rate and review The Water Values Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Castbox, and Stitcher if you haven’t done so already. And don’t forget to tell your friends about the podcast and whatever you do, don’t forget to join The Water Values mailing list!

    • 31 min
    Building Smarter Sewers

    Building Smarter Sewers

    Greg Quist, CEO of SmartCover Systems, listened to his customers 15 years ago and developed a highly successful smart sewer solution. Greg joins us do discuss how the SmartCover technology works, his thoughts on change in the utility industry, listening to customers, developing enhancements to the core produce, and much more.

    In this session, you’ll learn about: 

    How SmartCover Systems was born
    What CSOs (combined sewer overflows) and SSOs (sanitary sewer overflows) are
    Difference between how SSO systems and CSO systems are designed
    How regulation and regulatory policy drove the need for SmartCover’s product
    Why listening to your customers is so important, especially when developing new solutions
    How smart sewers save money in both capital costs and O&M expenses
    How SmartCover has continued to adapt and what the next generation of sensors will be monitoring for
    Why incrementalism is the key to achieving successful change

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

    Greg’s LinkedIn page
    SmartCover Systems’ LinkedIn page
    SmartCover Systems’ website
    TWV #130: A Contractor’s Practical Thoughts on Sewer OverflowsThank You!

    Thanks to each of you for listening and spreading the word about The Water Values Podcast! Keep the emails coming and please rate and review The Water Values Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Castbox, and Stitcher if you haven’t done so already. And don’t forget to tell your friends about the podcast and whatever you do, don’t forget to join The Water Values mailing list!

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

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159 Ratings

Ron8S ,

Excellent

This is a great show. Appreciate the spread of topics, range of experts, and deep coverage of water issues. The show provides fresh perspectives and offers a lot of value and learning. Thanks a lot and keep it coming.

Doggirl$$33 ,

Dave is the best!!

Dave is the best!! His way to explain all things water is great!! Keep it up Dave!!

productivitywizard ,

Great!

Fantastic podcast. Dave is both entertaining and informative. Worth a listen!

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