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with ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ Hasmik Barseghyan, President of the European Youth Parliament for Water, among other strategic roles at the World Water Quality Alliance, the World Energy Council, the International Secretariat for Water, or Woman in Climate and Energy.ย  ๐Ÿ’ง The EYPW aims to promote youth involvement in the water sector by increasing their awareness of water resource management issues and by fostering an understanding of citizenship and democracy. What we covered: ๐Ÿ How young voices like Camille Etienne, Luisa Neubauer, Leah Namugerwa, or Greta Thunberg lead a (green) revolutionย  ๐Ÿ How success can be defined as the point in time where the cause stays even if the leaders disappear ย  ๐Ÿ How young people have much to say if we ensure that their voices are heardย  ๐ŸŽ How young water professionals might not be numerous enough, which may result in missing human capitalย  ๐Ÿ’ช How COP26 may be a good occasion to tell the world how much leaders and countries value sustainable developmentย  ๐Ÿ How ambition and "doing good" in the Water and Sanitation sector boils down to reaching the UN Sustainable Development Goal nยฐ6ย  ๐Ÿ How you have to be unhappy to finally realize how happy you wereย  ๐Ÿ How Water may be used as a weapon in political or economic conflicts - and how human rights to Water in conflict zones should be embedded in political agreementsย  ๐Ÿ How initiatives like the Blue Peace Movement enable young people from the same river catchment to work togetherย  ๐Ÿ How Water is more scarce than oil - even if we speak more about oil than Water.ย  ๐Ÿ How we need to find the right way to live with nature, to benefit from its positive health impact, effectiveness, and overall well-being increasesย  ๐Ÿ But also, building to last, passing the torch, the burden of climate change on women, human capital development, and much more! ๐Ÿ”ฅ ... and of course, we concluded with the ๐™ง๐™–๐™ฅ๐™ž๐™™ ๐™›๐™ž๐™ง๐™š ๐™ฆ๐™ช๐™š๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™จ ๐Ÿ”ฅย  โžก๏ธ Send your warm regards to Hasmik Barseghyan on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/hasmikbarseghyan5590/ โžก๏ธ Get the Full Story (including an infographic and full transcript) here: https://dww.show/how-to-speak-up-and-empower-more-young-water-professionals/
with ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ Denise E Mall, Managing Director of EnsO Earthย  ๐Ÿ’ง EnsO Earth focuses on the intersection of living futures, biomimicry, circularity, and ecological design thinking to go beyond sustainable towards regenerative solutions. What we covered: ๐Ÿ How we can learn from nature and apply the best of what it developed through 3.8 million years of R&Dย  ๐Ÿ What Biomimicry is all about, and how down that path you'll find Net Positive Waterย  ๐Ÿ How EnsO Earth created the Living Machine and the Living Building conceptsย  ๐Ÿ How Janine Benyus ignited the "sacred fire" that steers Denise towards creating a better planet for her great-great childrenย  ๐Ÿ How becoming an Engineer as a woman is still not as much of a common path as being a teacher, a lawyer, or a nurseย  ๐Ÿ How most of the pollution can be traced back to humans, pouring chemistry into natureย  ๐Ÿ How there is no such thing as "waste" in nature, but only valuable building blocks and natural resources.ย  ๐Ÿ How we're kind of stupidly using drinking water for water applications that don't require at all such a level of purityย  ๐Ÿ How it is our collective responsibility to sort the mess we've createdย  ๐Ÿ How "Day Zero" may sadly become much more common all around the Planetย  ๐Ÿ How transposing the International Space Station's water management to earth is only a matter of financial equation - and how we value water stress.ย  ๐Ÿ Biophilic environmental connection, the power of plants, all being organs of a bigger body, working on reality, not fiction, and much more! ๐Ÿ”ฅ ... and of course, we concluded with the ๐™ง๐™–๐™ฅ๐™ž๐™™ ๐™›๐™ž๐™ง๐™š ๐™ฆ๐™ช๐™š๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™จ ๐Ÿ”ฅย  โžก๏ธ Send your warm regards to Denise Mall on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/denise-e-mall-ensoearth/ โžก๏ธ Get the Full Story (including an infographic and full transcript) here: https://dww.show/how-biomimicry-leverages-the-best-of-3-8-million-years-of-research-and-development
How big is Sustainable Development as an opportunity? Well according to a United Nation's study, tremendous: - $12 trillion/year of created value (10% of the World's Economy!) - 380 Million new Jobs - 90% of these being in developing countries BUT WAIT! We might well miss that terrific chance if we don't act now... 00:00 The Usual Narrative on #SDG6 00:30 What are the UN SDGs? 01:17 Sustainability is a $12 Trillion/Year Opportunity 02:23 Opportunity 1: Fixing Water Leakages 03:10 Opportunity 2: Water and Sanitation for All 04:14 Reaping the Opportunity 05:03 Subsidies as a Negative Externality 06:53 Water as a Spending Sector 08:12 Public Banks as a solution 08:48 Helped by Blended Finance 09:16 Conclusion *** โžก๏ธ ย Do you like this short format, answering one key question/topic? Let me know on LinkedIn!ย  โžก๏ธ ย Get the Full Podcast Series here:ย https://dww.show/ โžก๏ธ ย Check the Video Version of this Bonus Episode: https://youtu.be/l5Na3aT3o4U
with ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ Meena Sankaran, CEO and Founder of KETOS.ย  ๐Ÿ’ง KETOS ambitions to transform how water operators measure, manage and forecast water quality and efficiency in Industrial, Agricultural, and Municipal applications. What we covered: ๐Ÿ How digitization is everywhere but in the Water Industry, and how that may be swiftly changingย  ๐ŸŽ How Water Quality and especially Heavy Metal Ions is still a blind spot in many industrial and agricultural applicationsย  ๐Ÿ How KETOS' vertically integrates from Hardware to Software in a quite unique take at Water Quality digitization - and how that all came from thorough market researchย  ๐Ÿ How KETOS markets monitoring as a service in a zero-money-down approachย  ๐ŸŽ How growing an innovative hardware-based business in the water sector as a woman solo-founder is a challenging sum of hurdles - to say the leastย  ๐Ÿ’ช How Grit, Resilience, and Passion are the three most essential traits of a successful entrepreneurย  ๐Ÿ How fascinating it is for operators to start leveraging the "power of knowledge"ย  ๐Ÿ€ How growth is a by-product of solving deep and vivid market pains, and how circular models are the best platform for growthย  ๐Ÿ How committed Meena is to reveal women's inner strength (W.IN.S) regardless of their career path and backgroundย  ๐Ÿ But also: presenting the SDG6 at the United Nations, Social Entrepreneurship, CoVid 19 leapfrogging digitization, and much more! ๐Ÿ”ฅ ... and of course, we concluded with the ๐™ง๐™–๐™ฅ๐™ž๐™™ ๐™›๐™ž๐™ง๐™š ๐™ฆ๐™ช๐™š๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™จ ๐Ÿ”ฅย  โžก๏ธ Send your warm regards to Meena Sankaran on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/meenas/ โžก๏ธ Get the Full Story (including an infographic and full transcript) here: https://dww.show/is-software-to-measure-water-quality-actually-a-matter-of-hardware/
with ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ Alice Schmidt, MBA lecturer, Adviser to the European Commission, and non-profit organizations like Extinction Rebellion, Protect our Winters, and Chair of the Board of Endeva e.V.ย  with ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ Claudia Winkler, CEO, and co-founder of Goood Mobile, Europe's first B-Corp Certified telecom provider, and a Founding Partner of Adjacent Possible Network.ย  ๐Ÿ’ง Alice and Claudia are the Authors of "the Sustainability Puzzle," a must-read addressing how systems thinking, circularity, climate action, and social transformation can improve health, wealth, and wellbeing for all. What we covered: ๐Ÿ How that achieving the UN Sustainable Development goals represents a 12 trillion dollars growth opportunity ๐ŸŽ How the Fossil Fuel Industry received 420 billion dollars a year of subsidies over the past decadeย  ๐ŸŽ How we'll produce more food between now and 2050 than in all the last 8'000 years combinedย  ๐Ÿ What to do about those facts and how to connect the dot by zooming outย  ๐ŸŽ How our systems must evolve, and how even recent concepts like the triple bottom may already be outdatedย  ๐Ÿ A load of very actionable bits of advice you can start using todayย  ๐ŸŽ How as uncool as it sounds, some of the solutions for the future can be found in the pastย  ๐Ÿ How "Save ourselves!" is probably a much better message than "Save the Planet!"ย  ๐Ÿ We're 7 billion creative people on this planet, that could do much to make it a better world for all of usย  ๐ŸŽ How solving the Sustainability Puzzle may not be enough, given the point we've reached - and what to do insteadย  ๐Ÿ But also: Greenwashing, Apocalypse Porn, Need for Regulations, Crafting the right stories, Culture as the fourth bottom line, and SO - MUCH - MORE! ๐Ÿ”ฅ ... and of course, we concluded with the ๐™ง๐™–๐™ฅ๐™ž๐™™ ๐™›๐™ž๐™ง๐™š ๐™ฆ๐™ช๐™š๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™จ ๐Ÿ”ฅย  โžก๏ธ Send your warm regards to Alice on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/aliceschmidt/ โžก๏ธ Then do the same with Claudia on LinkedIn as well: https://www.linkedin.com/in/claudia-winkler/ ๐Ÿ”— Check the Sustainability Puzzle's website: https://www.sustainability-puzzle.org/ โžก๏ธ Get the Full Story (including an infographic and full transcript) here: https://dww.show/1001-reasons-why-the-sustainability-puzzle-is-a-unique-opportunity/
in this new #Water101 Segment, we go back to the roots of Ozone Treatment! How was it discovered? By whom? Who first domesticated it? For what? Why is it used in Water Treatment? How did Technological Evolution help its market penetration? What else shall you know about ozone? *** โžก๏ธ ย Do you like this short format, answering one key question/topic? Let me know on LinkedIn!ย  โžก๏ธ ย Get the Full Podcast Series here:ย https://dww.show/ โžก๏ธ ย Check the Video Version of this Bonus Episode: https://youtu.be/6Aj6IwKXXsE
with ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ Florian Heeb & Julian Kรถlbel - Researchers @ the Center for Sustainable Finance and Private Wealth (CSP) in Zรผrich ๐Ÿ’ง CSP is an academic research and teaching institution at the Department of Banking and Finance at the University of Zurich. What we covered: ๐Ÿ The two types of Impact - and what Impact Investing can triggerย  ๐Ÿ How Impact Investing can grow green companiesย  ๐Ÿ How Sustainable Finance can make Brown Companies Greener ๐Ÿ How Impact Investors can act as activists for change ๐Ÿ How the tobacco example reminds us that screening strategies are limited by the barriers to change ๐Ÿ How there are always sin stock funds to counterbalance green stock funds - and how those perform unfortunately stupidly well ๐Ÿ How impact investing worldwide is still of the same magnitude as subsidies to the Fossil Fuel Sector ๐Ÿ How the recent Swiss referendum on CO2 law, ignited by a fossil fuel companies industrial group, proves that there is still a long way to go ๐Ÿ How pension funds could leverage their long-term positions in companies to foster an attitude change towards regulation ๐Ÿ How diversification across the three mechanisms probably offers the best yield ๐Ÿ Creating a special water activist fund, accelerating early water companies' growth, creating new business models, taking risks... and much more! ๐Ÿ”ฅ ... and of course, we concluded with the ๐™ง๐™–๐™ฅ๐™ž๐™™ ๐™›๐™ž๐™ง๐™š ๐™ฆ๐™ช๐™š๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™จ ๐Ÿ”ฅย  โžก๏ธ Send your warm regards to Florian Heeb on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/fheeb/ โžก๏ธ Send your warm regards to Julian Kรถlbel on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/julian-koelbel/ โžก๏ธ Get the Full Story (including an infographic and full transcript) here: https://dww.show/3-powerful-tactics-impact-investing-shall-better-use-to-save-the-world/
with ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ Navkaran Singh Bagga - Founder & CEO @ Akvo Atmospheric Water Systemsย  ๐Ÿ’ง Akvo produces Water from Air, aka Limitless Water from Unlimited Air What we covered: ๐Ÿ How water may be a bit less scarce than we all thought, considering there are 140 trillion liters of water up in the air at any point in timeย  ๐Ÿ How the decentralized nature of Water from Air is an enabler for the solution to growย  ๐Ÿ How AKVO refined and optimized a pretty simple technology ย  ๐Ÿ Key Hints on the best ingredients to get your water innovations adopted by the early and late majorities ย  ๐Ÿ How Water from Air is by no means a silver bullet - it only has the potential to solve the water challenges of 3 billion people ย  ๐Ÿ How competition in your markets and applications is a good sign that you're on the right trackย  ๐Ÿ How paying for water is still not a given, and how challenging it is to explain that you're charging for the technology, not the resource.ย  ๐Ÿ The perks of being a bootstrapped businessย  ๐Ÿ How AKVO tripled its size in the past three years and how Navkaran expects his company to triple again by the end of this yearย  ๐Ÿ How the company ambitions to turn Water from Air into Atmospheric Water Generation as a Serviceย  ๐Ÿ International expansion, prepaid water distribution, fighting boredom and much more ๐Ÿ”ฅ ... and of course, we concluded with the ๐™ง๐™–๐™ฅ๐™ž๐™™ ๐™›๐™ž๐™ง๐™š ๐™ฆ๐™ช๐™š๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™จ ๐Ÿ”ฅย  โžก๏ธ Send your warm regards to Navkaran Singh Bagga on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nsbagga/ โžก๏ธ Get the Full Story (including an infographic and full transcript) here: https://dww.show/is-water-from-air-actually-a-scam-or-a-gift-youll-be-astounded/
with ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ ย Paul O'Callaghan, Gaetane Suzenet, Megan Glover (& Antoine Walter) Hypergrowth is everywhere in today's world! ๐Ÿš€ Never in history have unicorns been created at a similar pace. Right now, there are over 700 of them. ๐Ÿฆ„ And among those 700+, how many in the Water Sector? Well... 0. You can enlarge it to the entire environmental sector, it's still 0. How is this even possible? ๐Ÿค” Are hypergrowth tactics aliens to the Water Industry? Is there a disconnect between Venture Capitalists and Water Entrepreneurs? Oh, by the way, Venture Capital, Hypergrowth, Unicorns... shouldn't we define all of those? Experts Gaetane Suzenet (Founder of the European Water Tech Accelerator), Megan Glover (CEO & Founder of 120Water), and Paul O'Callaghan (CEO & Founder of BlueTech Research) join forces to answer these questions! *** โžก๏ธ ย Do you like this short format, answering one key question/topic? Let me know on LinkedIn!ย  โžก๏ธ ย Get the Full Podcast Series here:ย https://dww.show/ โžก๏ธ ย Dive deeper into the topic with Gaetane Suzenet: https://dww.show/is-entrepreneurship-the-missing-link-to-shape-the-future-of-the-water-industry/ย  โžก๏ธ ย ... or with Megan Glover: https://dww.show/whats-hidden-in-your-tap-water-dont-worry-your-utility-doesnt-really-know-better/ย  โžก๏ธ ย ... or with Paul O'Callaghan: https://dww.show/how-long-will-it-take-to-grow-the-4-stages-of-water-innovation/
with ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ Paul O'Callaghan - Founder & CEO @ BlueTech Researchย  ๐Ÿ’ง BlueTech Research analyzes innovative water technologies to transform your company.ย  ๐Ÿ’ง Paul is also the executive producer & co-director of Netflix's "Brave Blue World."ย  ๐Ÿ’ง ... and as he noticed, that he still had some time on Saturdays, he just completed a Ph.D. on the Dynamics of Water Innovation!ย  What we covered: ๐Ÿ How long and what stages it takes for Water Innovations to exit the no man's land and cross the chasmย  ๐Ÿ What are the milestones you shall identify on your path to guide you on the quest to mass marketย  ๐Ÿ Three Key Fields that attract 73% of investments to jumpstart your water ventureย  ๐Ÿ Key Hints on the best ingredients to get your water innovations adopted by the early and late majoritiesย  ๐Ÿ How to get Netflix, Liam Neeson, Matt Damon and Jayden Smith to root for a Water Projectย  ๐Ÿ How claiming to bring innovation to life is as broad as saying you want to get a gold medal in the Olympics - you need to know first in which sport you're competing ๐Ÿ How "Done" is better than "Perfect" and how "good enough" approaches may solve big hurdles in the Water Sectorย  ๐Ÿ How and Why there's more money spent in California every year on bottled water than on utility waterย  ๐Ÿ How everything looks like a nail if you only have a hammer - aka we might need new paradigms to solve the upcoming water challenges ๐Ÿ”ฅ ... and of course, we concluded with the ๐™ง๐™–๐™ฅ๐™ž๐™™ ๐™›๐™ž๐™ง๐™š ๐™ฆ๐™ช๐™š๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™จ ๐Ÿ”ฅย  โžก๏ธ Send your warm regards to Paul O'Callaghan on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/o2environmental/ โžก๏ธ Get the Full Story (including an infographic and full transcript) here ย : https://dww.show/how-long-will-it-take-to-grow-the-4-stages-of-water-innovation
with ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ Ravid Levy - Founder & Consultant at RLV Consultingย  ๐Ÿ’ง RLV Consulting helps Water Innovators to translate their technical R&D into Business Chances, Go-To-Market Plans, and Investment Opportunitiesย  What we covered: ๐Ÿ How to build a sustainable frame to overcome water scarcity?ย  ๐Ÿ How agricultural water uses - often a blindspot of the water industry - triggered innovation in a good example of constrained creativityย  ๐Ÿ How scarcity can be an overall driver for innovationย  ๐Ÿ How national water law and central planning are the two pillars of Israel's water miracleย  ๐Ÿ How those pillars lead to new water applications such as distributed treatmentsย  ๐Ÿ How we're in an evolution process, that turned Homo Pollutius into Homo Ecologicus, hopefully, Homo Reusis and ultimately Homo Circularisย  ๐Ÿ Drip Irrigation, Solar Heating, Aquaponics, World Leadership... and more!ย  ๐Ÿ”ฅ ... and of course, we concluded with the ๐™ง๐™–๐™ฅ๐™ž๐™™ ๐™›๐™ž๐™ง๐™š ๐™ฆ๐™ช๐™š๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™จ ๐Ÿ”ฅย  โžก๏ธ Send your warm regards to Ravid Levy on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ravid-levy/ โžก๏ธ Get the Full Story (including an infographic and full transcript) here : https://dww.show/the-two-surprising-pillars-that-support-israels-water-miracle/
with ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ Nicola Lei Ravello (& Antoine Walter) Many Water Professionals expressed their concern about the Sector's financial valuation. ๐Ÿค‘ It all started with Global Water Intelligence's updated top 50 list of Water Businesses and simple maths. All these companies together almost reached 130 Bn$ in yearly revenue. This collided with the latest news about ByteDance's valuation (TikTok's mother company), at about 250 Bn$. Do you see the shortcut? ๐Ÿค” 50 Water Companies together = Half of the 7th largest Social Media alone โ–ถ Can this be true?! We checked this with the financial expert Nicola Lei Ravello, an Independent investment consultant and founder of White Stag Investing, a research platform for responsible investments. *** โžก๏ธ Do you like this short format, answering one key question/topic? Let me know on LinkedIn!ย  โžก๏ธ Get the Full Podcast Series here:ย https://dww.show/
with ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ Megan Glover - CEO and Co-Founder of 120Water ๐Ÿ’ง 120Water is an end-to-end solution for drinking water programs, COVID-19 wastewater sampling, and compliance. What we covered: ๐Ÿ How the Idea for 120Water came from scratching own itches ๐Ÿ How the company swiftly pivoted from B2C to B2B or B2B2C (I hear you like acronyms? ๐Ÿ˜€) ๐Ÿ How digitizing the way you test the water and manage the results actually enables a whole new world of operation and maintenance ๐Ÿ How bringing this information in plain sight helps to educate the public on the water topics and challenges ๐Ÿ How innovation can be inhibited by regulation ๐Ÿ How you shall consider non-technical parameters such as demographics when prioritizing maintenance works (and how 120Water helps with that) ๐Ÿ How having been involved in 13'000 programs across 26 States turns 120Water into a bespoke lead expert (and how that leads - no pun intended ๐Ÿ˜Š - to adjacencies) ๐Ÿ How a fresh eye on the water sector can be shocked by what water professionals got accustomed to (e.g., black boxes) ๐Ÿ How customer communications might still be a blind spot for the Water Industry ๐Ÿ How Energy may be a role-model market for the Water Sector when it comes to marketing ๐Ÿ How you can't manufacture growth (but may actually "hypergrow" your path to impact) ๐Ÿ Michael Moore, PFAS, IPO... and so much more! ๐Ÿ”ฅ ... and of course, we concluded with the ๐™ง๐™–๐™ฅ๐™ž๐™™ ๐™›๐™ž๐™ง๐™š ๐™ฆ๐™ช๐™š๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™จ ๐Ÿ”ฅย  โžก๏ธ Send your warm regards to Megan Glover on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/megancglover/ โžก๏ธ Get the Full Story (including an infographic and full transcript) here: https://dww.show/whats-hidden-in-your-tap-water-dont-worry-your-utility-doesnt-really-know-better/
ย with ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ Antoine Walter We're wrapping up Season 2 of the "(don't) Waste Water" podcast! โ–ถ๏ธ A perfect opportunity to discuss a Water Industry blind spot: how to tell better stories! *** Here are the books I'd recommend if you'd like to dig deeper: Save the Cat by Blake Snyder - https://savethecat.com/products/books/save-the-cat-the-last-book-on-screenwriting-youll-ever-need 7 Stories Every Salesperson Must Tell - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/41040485-seven-stories-every-salesperson-must-tell What Great Salespeople Do by Michael Bosworth and Ben Zoldan - https://storyleaders.com/book/ *** โ–ถ Take the PODCAST SURVEY, win one of the 3 PRIZES! (results on June 8, 2021!) โ–ถ ย https://form.typeform.com/to/IVPzoprdย  *** โžก๏ธ Ask for your copy of the Season 2 Book on Linkedin:ย  https://www.linkedin.com/posts/antoinewalter1_waterindustry-podcast-waterbook-activity-6805734044848922624-6E7gย  โžก๏ธ Get the Full Podcast Series here:ย https://dww.show/
ย with ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ Jacob Bossaer - CEO and Founder of BOSAQ ๐Ÿ’ง BOSAQ is a very ambitious Water Scale-Up aiming to develop innovative and future-proof drinking water solutions. What we covered: ๐Ÿ How recycling water and energy in one of the earth's most remote places (Antarctica) led Jacob to found BOSAQ ๐Ÿ How the biggest challenge to overcome the lack of access to drinking water might be political ๐Ÿ How bottled water companies' marketing can and shall be replicated in the water industry ๐Ÿ How building a water treatment unicorn involves taking a lot of risks and regularly passing quite close to bankruptcy ๐Ÿ How BOSAQ started with only a Business Plan and a Flemish Grant to cover the company's first 6 months ๐Ÿ The fascinating experiment the company enabled, where a restaurant's toilet and kitchen wastewaters are 100% recycled to be bottled and served back at the restaurant tables ๐Ÿ How Jacob attempts to beat capitalism from the inside ๐Ÿ How dreaming big is a duty as an entrepreneur ๐Ÿ Water cost, IoT, Technology Transfer and so much more! ๐Ÿ”ฅ ... and of course, we concluded with the ๐™ง๐™–๐™ฅ๐™ž๐™™ ๐™›๐™ž๐™ง๐™š ๐™ฆ๐™ช๐™š๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™จ ๐Ÿ”ฅย  โ–ถ Take the PODCAST SURVEY, win one of the 3 PRIZES! (results on June 8, 2021!) โ–ถ ย https://form.typeform.com/to/IVPzoprdย  โžก๏ธ Send your warm regards to Jacob Bossaer on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jacob-bossaer-12b172a/ โžก๏ธ Get the Full Story (including an infographic and full transcript) here: ย https://dww.show/how-to-save-no-less-than-2-2-billion-lives-aka-frozen-3/
ย with ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ Gabi Wolkinson - CEO and ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ Ofir Menashe - CTO and Founder of BioCastle ๐Ÿ’ง BioCastle is an environmental biotechnology company that encapsulates nature by developing and marketing an intriguing technology: the Small Bioreactor Platform. What we covered: ๐Ÿ How BioCastle develops the smallest bio-reactor in the world ๐Ÿ How its simplicity makes it a perfect fit for multiple wastewater treatment applications ๐Ÿ How this full story starts with an almost midlife crisis for Ofir and pressing fish farming challenges for Gabi ๐Ÿ How Gabi and Ofir might be considered bacteria breeders ๐Ÿ The hurdles of starting commercial expansion in the middle of a Pandemic ๐Ÿ How shelving bacteria opens a whole new world of targeted actions ๐Ÿ How the adoption curve can be challenging for a young water treatment company ๐Ÿ”ฅ ... and of course, we concluded with the ๐™ง๐™–๐™ฅ๐™ž๐™™ ๐™›๐™ž๐™ง๐™š ๐™ฆ๐™ช๐™š๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™จ ๐Ÿ”ฅย  โ–ถ Take the PODCAST SURVEY, win one of the 3 PRIZES! (results on June 8, 2021!) โ–ถ ย https://form.typeform.com/to/IVPzoprdย  โžก๏ธ Send your warm regards to Gabi Wolkinson on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gabi-wolkinson-4a76b92/ โžก๏ธ Then do the same with Ofir Menashe (still on Linkedin): https://www.linkedin.com/in/ofirmenashe/ โžก๏ธ Get the Full Story (including an infographic and full transcript) here: ย  ย https://dww.show/do-you-really-provide-job-security-to-your-best-workers/ย 
with ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ Manaf Farhan - CEO & Co-Founder of EMG International ๐Ÿ’ง EMG International is a leading company in Anaerobic Wastewater treatments, with a pretty unique take on anaerobic digestion. What we covered: ๐Ÿ How Anaerobic Fluidized Bed Digestors enable to produce 4 times more energy than they consume to treat wastewater ๐Ÿ How they can be fully automated to let industrial players focus on their production lines ๐Ÿ 4 good reasons to learn a new wastewater acronym with the AFBD's benefits. ๐Ÿ How "hands-on" was literal when he started EMG together with his brother in the 90s ๐Ÿ The similarities and differences between AFBDs, MBBRs and Microbial Fuel Cells ๐Ÿ How to valorize biogas with the best efficiency ๐Ÿ How anaerobic digestion is actually a replica of what's happening in... our body! ๐Ÿ How EMG International addresses the industrial wastewater treatment market (and beyond!) ๐Ÿ”ฅ ... and of course, we concluded with the ๐™ง๐™–๐™ฅ๐™ž๐™™ ๐™›๐™ž๐™ง๐™š ๐™ฆ๐™ช๐™š๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™จ ๐Ÿ”ฅย  โ–ถ Take the PODCAST SURVEY, win one of the 3 PRIZES! (results on June 8, 2021!) โ–ถ ย https://form.typeform.com/to/IVPzoprdย  โžก๏ธ Send your warm regards to Manaf Farhan on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/manaf-farhan-741163/ โžก๏ธ Get the Full Story (including an infographic and full transcript) here: ย  https://dww.show/how-to-treat-wastewater-in-a-net-grid-positive-way-while-mimicking-your-body/
with ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ Michael Stanley Gallisdorfer ๐Ÿ’ง Michael holds a Ph. D. in Geography and builds upon a unique (and multidisciplinary!) skill set, making him a Global Water expert. What we covered: ๐Ÿ How we used to close and now re-open the rivers in our cities for roughly the same set of legitimate reasons ๐Ÿ ย How (spoiler!) every dollar invested in river restoration actually provides a four-dollar return on investment ๐Ÿ The perks and pitfalls of semi-natural ecosystems in the heart of cities ๐Ÿ How 60s 'urbanization miracles' became modern nightmares ๐Ÿ The three new and updated reasons why people want to go to cities (and why that matter for businesses) ๐Ÿ The blue-green movement that changes the way we do economy ๐Ÿ How better technical understanding and digitization enables to engineer with nature ๐Ÿ How Sponge Cities are a new level of urbanization and environmental engineering, although still being a vivid debate in society ๐Ÿ How involvement of all stakeholders is crucial to building a blue-green infrastructure ๐Ÿ How cognitive connectivity needs to be restored along with water rehabilitation (and how that connects to... Heidegger!) ๐Ÿ How water needs to be presented in a fun and lively way instead of focusing on the negative reconnection ๐Ÿ Why and how a 'Water Incubator' could turn the tablesย  ๐Ÿ”ฅ ... and of course, we concluded with the ๐™ง๐™–๐™ฅ๐™ž๐™™ ๐™›๐™ž๐™ง๐™š ๐™ฆ๐™ช๐™š๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™จ ๐Ÿ”ฅย  โžก๏ธ Send your warm regards to Michael Stanley Gallisdorfer on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-stanley-gallisdorfer-b7871611/ โžก๏ธ Get the Full Story (including an infographic and full transcript) here: ย https://dww.show/what-is-the-best-way-to-make-four-dollars-out-of-one/ย 
with ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ Ulrike Kelm - Chair of the Woman in Water and Sanitation Network ๐Ÿ’ง The Woman in Water and Sanitation Network is an active ambassador for gender equality, connecting and empowering female professionals, expanding womenโ€™s career opportunities, and increasing their visibility. What we covered: ๐Ÿ The societal patterns we all grew up with, that might explain the 83/17 gender rate we experience in the Water Industry ๐Ÿ How role models might be the best way to break those patterns, and how this starts with visibility ๐Ÿ How regulations and strong incentives might be the only ways to overcome the gender imbalance ๐Ÿ How networking leverages our social nature to bring the necessary support to every woman water professional to achieve herself ๐Ÿ How the dream to break down gender barriers in water and sanitation might only be one generation away ๐Ÿ How the full talent pool (regardless of gender considerations) will be needed to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals ๐Ÿ”ฅ ... and of course, we concluded with the ๐™ง๐™–๐™ฅ๐™ž๐™™ ๐™›๐™ž๐™ง๐™š ๐™ฆ๐™ช๐™š๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™จ ๐Ÿ”ฅย  โžก๏ธ Send your warm regards to Ulrike Kelm on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ulrike-kelm/ โžก๏ธ Get the Full Story (including an infographic and full transcript) here: ย https://dww.show/its-hard-to-be-what-you-cant-see-how-to-get-more-women-in-water/
with ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ Abdelhakim El Fadil - Ph.D. Researcher and Podcast Host ๐Ÿ’ง The "Smart Water Solutions" podcast addresses technical hints and industrial expertise to better exploit water treatment technologies. What we covered: ๐Ÿ How Sales and Marketing people active in our very technical industry need competitive benchmarks and technical understanding ๐Ÿ How podcasting is a powerful channel to save them hours of exhausting searches and cross-platform investigation ๐Ÿ The three layers of information that shape the Water Sectorย  ๐Ÿ How Giving is the true Having, as the better way to understand a topic actually is to explain it. ๐Ÿ The influence of product lifecycles in the Water Industry ๐Ÿ The work behind every single technical deep dive ๐Ÿ The similarities and differences between scientific papers and podcasts ๐Ÿ The best ways to bridge industry and academia to build a successful path ๐Ÿ How the Water Industry's product life cycles make it a totally different beast compared with IT or Software ๐Ÿ What's the path of a successful Ph.D. researcher during and after the deep dive it involves ๐Ÿ How the best way to learn is to take critics, especially if they are bad, and to DO rather than think ๐Ÿ”ฅ ... and of course, we concluded with the ๐™ง๐™–๐™ฅ๐™ž๐™™ ๐™›๐™ž๐™ง๐™š ๐™ฆ๐™ช๐™š๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™จ ๐Ÿ”ฅย  โžก๏ธ Send your warm regards to Abdelhakim El Fadil on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/abdelhakim-el-fadil-3240415b/ โžก๏ธ Get the Full Story (including an infographic and full transcript) here: https://dww.show/how-to-do-competitive-intelligence-in-plain-sight-and-share-it-with-everyone/
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