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Author: Will Sarni & Tom Freyberg

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An unscripted conversation with guests who reject the status quo with a bias for action, in the world of water and beyond. Co-hosted by Will Sarni and Tom Freyberg.
18 Episodes
Sera Moon, a Professional Rower at Hydrow, kicks off season two of the Stream with Will Sarni and Tom Freyberg to talk about an interactive partnership with Plus, Will gets some rowing tips from Sera and she touches on the critical role Hydrow's online community can play in connecting people to water from their own homes.
Stuart Orr, Practice Lead at Freshwater, WWF, joins Will Sarni and Tom Freyberg from the comfort of his shed for the series finale of The Stream to talk about innovative creative water partnerships around the world. Plus, Stuart shines a light on the WWF rowing partnership, the biodiversity crisis, and why the water sector needs a kick up the backside.  
Yang Villa, the Head of the Philippines, Isle Utilities, sits down with Will Sarni and Tom Freyberg to discuss innovation in both the public and private sectors in the Philippines water market. Plus, Yang treats Will and Tom to a festive rendition of Santa Claus is Coming to Town on his ukulele... 
Tali Harif, the Chief Commercial Officer at Puraffinity, joins Will Sarni and Tom Freyberg to talk about the importance of diversity in pushing through innovation, including most recently on PFAS. Also, Tali discusses how growing up in Israel shaped a career in startups, and how her experience in both the private and public sectors have given her an eye for innovation.  
Lon Johnson, the founder & CEO of WaterWorks, joins Will Sarni and Tom Freyberg to talk about how his background in American politics helped him identify a new way to help increase online investment in innovative water projects. They discuss the increasing importance of community in a changing water world and how “chicken dinner fundraising” evolved into a digital operation.
Kelly Trott, the VP of deployment & impact for Imagine H2O, joins Will Sarni and Tom Freyberg to talk about the Urban Water Challenge and overall winner. Plus, Kelly reveals how her puppy become an overnight TikTok sensation, the wider use of social media and how it can be used to get people engaging with water.
Lumbie Mlambo and Rachel Svetanoff from JB Dondolo join Will Sarni and Tom Freyberg to discuss how the charity is helping to solve water challenges in Zimbabwe, worsened by the COVID-crisis. They talk about the ‘Music for Water’ initiative and their favourite live music memories. 
Jacob Amengor, Co-Founder of iWASH Africa, joins Will Sarni and Tom Freyberg to discuss challenges in Ghana's water sector and the need for innovations, including decentralised, solar powered community solutions. Jacob discusses launching his social enterprise, and the why young professionals are the "drivers for change".
Andre Fourie, Global Director: Water Sustainability at Anheuser-Busch InBev (ABI) joins Will Sarni and Tom Freyberg to discuss the 100+ Sustainability Accelerator initiative and how it's driving innovation across the wider food & beverage supply chains. He also talks about why we need to rethink the definition of "water stewardship".
David Grant, director of global water stewardship at PepsiCo joins Will Sarni and Tom Freyberg to discuss the changing nature of water stewardship. He talks about fostering innovation in a multinational, journeying from South Africa to the UK and back, and the importance of the braai (BBQs)!
Richael Young, co-founder and CEO of Mammoth Water joins Will Sarni and Tom Freyberg to discuss the need for disruption in agricultural water trading practices in Southwestern United States. Richael describes her journey as an entrepreneur and the importance of accelerators. Oh, and water on Mars!
Mike Zelkind, co-founder and CEO of 80 Acres Farms joins Will Sarni and Tom Freyberg to discuss the rise in vertical/urban farming leading to a food revolution. As well as talking about why vertical farms can save over 95% of water compared to traditional farming processes, Mike answers the often asked question over economics. Oh, and American rapper, Pitbull.
Water technology expert Imran Jaferey joins Will Sarni and Tom Freyberg to discuss four major water trends, including: atmospheric water generation, satellite-based digital solutions, material science and the smart water home.
In a walking, talking interview special, Jon Grant, principal at Jon Grant Water Consulting joins Will Sarni and Tom Freyberg to talk about making water smarter, his bow tie collection and asks the hosts how they got into water.
Prateek Joshi, founder and CEO of Plutoshift joins Will Sarni and Tom Freyberg on The Stream to talk all things artificial intelligence (AI).He discusses why growing up in India made him appreciate the value of water, his move to Silicon Valley in the US and the role of AI in public and private sector water applications. 
Katrina Donaghy, co-founder and CEO of Civic Ledger joins Will Sarni and Tom Freyberg as the first guest on The Stream. The trio discuss how blockchain technology is being used for water trading in Australia and how it can help to empower ‘digital citizens’. 
Will Sarni and Tom Freyberg kick-start a new entertaining podcast series, waxing lyrical about the critical role of water and technology during the Covid-19 pandemic, and why they decided to start 'The Stream'.
Will Sarni and Tom Freyberg discuss the digital transformation of water, accelerated by the  pandemic, along with data privacy and martinis.
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