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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.

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    • 4.9 • 172 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.

    Water Quality in the Cloud with Neno Duplan

    Water Quality in the Cloud with Neno Duplan

    Locus Technologies founder and CEO Neno Duplan provides a wealth of experience on water quality in the cloud. Neno began cloud-based data work before any of us knew what the cloud even was. He does a great job explaining the steps needed to undertake and the significant benefits of a cloud-based digital transformation, and much more!
    In this session, you’ll learn about: 

    Neno’s background and start in the nuclear sector consulting on cooling water
    Neno’s perspective on water quality data and the cloud
    The digital transformation from spreadsheets to local data bases to the cloud
    The one advantage that utilities still keeping data on spreadsheets have
    Neno’s advice on getting started with data collection and validation
    The cross-functional benefits of using cloud-based data
    The benefits of cloud-based data in regulatory reporting and strategic decision making
    What utilities can be doing now from a data collection standpoint to prepare for future regulation
    Why cloud-based and validated data aids utilities in regulatory reporting
    Where Neno thinks the future of water lies
    How blockchain fits into the water quality regulation

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

    Neno’s LinkedIn Page
    Locus Technologies’ website
    News Release: US EPA Establishes New Council on PFAS
    TWV #170: Digitally Enabled Utility Resilience with Xylem’s Albert Cho
    TWV #50: Advancements in Water Testing with OndaVia CEO Mark Peterman

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    • 34 min
    Synthetic Aperture Radar and Its Fascinating Applications in the Water Sector with James Perry

    Synthetic Aperture Radar and Its Fascinating Applications in the Water Sector with James Perry

    James Perry of Utilis joins us to discuss Synthetic Aperture Radar and its many and varied applications in the water sector. James provides a wealth of information about how the technology developed to its cost-effective use and application in the water sector. Plus, Reese Tisdale of Bluefield Research provides more water industry insights on the California drought and how utilities are bringing climate adaptation experience learned in California to other regions of the United States.
    In this session, you’ll learn about: 

    Jim’s background in big public companies and start-ups
    What synthetic aperture radar (SAR) is
    How SAR works
    How SAR can find the “underground signature” of water
    How SAR mapping can help identify where leaks occur in a water system
    The types of leaks SAR mapping can identify, from slow drips to large main breaks
    How SAR mapping allows system surveys to allow utilities to target problem leak areas
    Utilis’ experience as to where the infrastructure is leaking (mains, service lines, meters, hydrants, valves, etc. – the answer might surprise you)
    Additional uses for SAR like alternative supply locations, soil moisture monitoring, earthen dam monitoring, wastewater leakage, and much more
    How utilities using SAR experience a 6 month ROI

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

    James’ LinkedIn Page
    Utilis’ website
    TWV #175: Climate Change Planning and Adaptation with Jim Schlaman
    TWV #139: Groundwater Depletion and Water Conflict with Jay Famiglietti

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    • 44 min
    Digital Transformation with Prateek Joshi

    Digital Transformation with Prateek Joshi

    Plutoshift CEO Prateek Joshi comes on to talk about digital transformation in the water sector. Prateek hits on a number of important and practical points in a wide-ranging discussion on data, AI, and machine learning in the water sector.
    In this session, you’ll learn about: 

    Prateek’s background & how it influenced his arc into the water sector
    Water-intensive industries and using water data in those industries
    Prateek’s view on digital transformation
    How COVID influenced the digital transformation
    The limitations of human-based decision-making
    Common challenges for data-centric organizations
    How to drive organizational behavior change with respect to data usage
    The difference between AI and machine learning
    Data quality and verification issues
    The factors companies look for when selecting an AI system

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

    Prateek’s LinkedIn Page
    Plutoshift’s website
    Prateek’s website
    TWV #179: Data Enhanced Wastewater Treatment with Kando CEO Ari Goldfarb
    TWV #170: Digitally Enabled Utility Resilience with Xylem’s Albert Cho

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    • 39 min
    Top Digital Water Trends with Meena Sankaran

    Top Digital Water Trends with Meena Sankaran

    Water entrepreneur (and new mom) Meena Sankaran discusses data collection and usage in the water sector. She provides fascinating perspectives on everything from driving the digital transformation to common data gaps to cybersecurity. Get ready for a terrific interview from Meena!
    In this session, you’ll learn about: 

    Meena’s upbringing in India and its impact on her work in water today
    Meena’s view on the use of data in the water sector
    Why upcoming workforce retirements should drive the digital transformation
    Meena’s insights into managing data
    How to figure out what data is important
    Common data gaps
    The difference between qualitative and quantitative data gaps
    Getting employees to buy into the digital transformation
    Data collection and management inside the fence versus outside the fence
    Meena’s thoughts on cybersecurity in the water sector

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

    Meena’s LinkedIn Page
    Ketos’ website
    TWV #179: Data Enhanced Wastewater Treatment with Kando CEO Ari Goldfarb
    TWV #147: The Power of Digital Water with Cindy Wallis-Lage

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    • 45 min
    The Cadiz Water Project with Scott Slater

    The Cadiz Water Project with Scott Slater

    Long-time water lawyer Scott Slater discusses the Cadiz water project and touches on everything from environmental issues to water equity to efficient use of infrastructure. Take a listen to gain a unique perspective on the development of a water project and how it impacts society in general.
    In this session, you’ll learn about: 

    Scott’s long tenure as a California water lawyer
    The background of the Cadiz water project
    What a dry lake is
    How the Cadiz project intercepts groundwater before it evaporates in dry lakes
    The history of environmental review of the Cadiz project
    How the Cadiz project achieved a zero environmental impact designation
    The current state of the opposition to the Cadiz water project
    How water development relates to economic development activities and housing
    How the Cadiz project takes advantage of existing infrastructure and land rights
    How data has played a role in developing the Cadiz project
    The impact of the Cadiz water project on the equitable distribution of water

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

    Scott’s LinkedIn Page
    The Cadiz Water Project’s website
    LA Times article on the Cadiz Water Project
    TWV #133: Resiliency and Regionalism in Southern California with Metropolitan’s Jeffrey Kightlinger
    TWV #073: The Coachella Valley’s Water Story with CVWD’s Board President John Powell, Jr.

     Thank You!
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    • 52 min
    Start Up to Publicly Traded & the State of Water Technology with Xylem’s Christine Boyle

    Start Up to Publicly Traded & the State of Water Technology with Xylem’s Christine Boyle

    Christine Boyle returns after 5 years and discusses her journey from 2015 start-up to 2018 sale. She provides hints and valuable insights for start-ups to make it through the “valley of death” and much more. Plus, Bluefield Research’s President, Reese Tisdale, joins us for another Bluefield on Tap segment talking about President Biden’s infrastructure bill.
    In this session, you’ll learn about:

    Christine’s journey from start-up to sale to life inside a publicly traded company
    Why Christine made the decision to sell Valor Water to Xylem
    Practical advice for start-ups on how to build trust with clients
    Christine’s take on how digital water has changed over the last 5 years
    Where Christine thinks digital water is going
    How small- and medium-size utilities can take advantage of digital water
    Christine’s role in the technology incubator within Xylem
    Innovations Christine saw take off during the pandemic
    Christine’s view of digital water and cybersecurity
    How innovation ecosystems in start-ups and big companies compare and contrast
    The issues on Christine’s priority list for innovation going forward

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

    Christine’s LinkedIn Page
    Xylem’s website
    Xylem’s One Minute in Water with Christine Boyle YouTube Video
    TWV #084: Using Big Data to Improve Water Utility Revenues with Valor Water President Christine Boyle
    TWV #170: Digitally Enabled Utility Resilience with Xylem’s Albert Cho

    Thank You!
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    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
172 Ratings

172 Ratings

Ryanboller ,

The best podcast for our most important resource

David is a great and knowledgable host who always invites interesting people. Although the discussion is always themed around water, I listen to every episode and learn something new and interesting. I suggest you do the same!

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.

Future PFAS Researcher ,

Great show!

Really like this show but there are some issues with the sound. The host is coming through loud and clear but the guests are very hard to hear and when you turn the volume up enough to hear the guests, the host is way too loud. Hopefully that can be worked out soon.

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