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56 minutes | Jul 28, 2021
S3E8 - How Biomimicry Leverages the Best of 3.8 Million Years of R&D
with 🎙️ Denise E Mall, Managing Director of EnsO Earth 💧 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: 🍏 How we can learn from nature and apply the best of what it developed through 3.8 million years of R&D 🍏 What Biomimicry is all about, and how down that path you'll find Net Positive Water 🍏 How EnsO Earth created the Living Machine and the Living Building concepts 🍏 How Janine Benyus ignited the "sacred fire" that steers Denise towards creating a better planet for her great-great children 🍏 How becoming an Engineer as a woman is still not as much of a common path as being a teacher, a lawyer, or a nurse 🍏 How most of the pollution can be traced back to humans, pouring chemistry into nature 🍏 How there is no such thing as "waste" in nature, but only valuable building blocks and natural resources. 🍏 How we're kind of stupidly using drinking water for water applications that don't require at all such a level of purity 🍏 How it is our collective responsibility to sort the mess we've created 🍏 How "Day Zero" may sadly become much more common all around the Planet 🍏 How transposing the International Space Station's water management to earth is only a matter of financial equation - and how we value water stress. 🍏 Biophilic environmental connection, the power of plants, all being organs of a bigger body, working on reality, not fiction, and much more! 🔥 ... and of course, we concluded with the 𝙧𝙖𝙥𝙞𝙙 𝙛𝙞𝙧𝙚 𝙦𝙪𝙚𝙨𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣𝙨 🔥 ➡️ Send your warm regards to Denise Mall on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/denise-e-mall-ensoearth/ ➡️ 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
10 minutes | Jul 26, 2021
How to Make 12 trillion dollars? An Overlooked yet Sustainable Cheat Sheet.
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 *** ➡️ Do you like this short format, answering one key question/topic? Let me know on LinkedIn! ➡️ Get the Full Podcast Series here: https://dww.show/ ➡️ Check the Video Version of this Bonus Episode: https://youtu.be/l5Na3aT3o4U
55 minutes | Jul 21, 2021
S3E7 - Is Software to Measure Water Quality Actually a Matter of Hardware?
with 🎙️ Meena Sankaran, CEO and Founder of KETOS. 💧 KETOS ambitions to transform how water operators measure, manage and forecast water quality and efficiency in Industrial, Agricultural, and Municipal applications. What we covered: 🍏 How digitization is everywhere but in the Water Industry, and how that may be swiftly changing 🍎 How Water Quality and especially Heavy Metal Ions is still a blind spot in many industrial and agricultural applications 🍏 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 research 🍏 How KETOS markets monitoring as a service in a zero-money-down approach 🍎 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 least 💪 How Grit, Resilience, and Passion are the three most essential traits of a successful entrepreneur 🍏 How fascinating it is for operators to start leveraging the "power of knowledge" 🍀 How growth is a by-product of solving deep and vivid market pains, and how circular models are the best platform for growth 🍏 How committed Meena is to reveal women's inner strength (W.IN.S) regardless of their career path and background 🍏 But also: presenting the SDG6 at the United Nations, Social Entrepreneurship, CoVid 19 leapfrogging digitization, and much more! 🔥 ... and of course, we concluded with the 𝙧𝙖𝙥𝙞𝙙 𝙛𝙞𝙧𝙚 𝙦𝙪𝙚𝙨𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣𝙨 🔥 ➡️ Send your warm regards to Meena Sankaran on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/meenas/ ➡️ 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/
70 minutes | Jul 14, 2021
S3E6 - 1001 Reasons Why, the Sustainability Puzzle is a Unique Opportunity
with 🎙️ 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. with 🎙️ 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. 💧 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: 🍏 How that achieving the UN Sustainable Development goals represents a 12 trillion dollars growth opportunity 🍎 How the Fossil Fuel Industry received 420 billion dollars a year of subsidies over the past decade 🍎 How we'll produce more food between now and 2050 than in all the last 8'000 years combined 🍏 What to do about those facts and how to connect the dot by zooming out 🍎 How our systems must evolve, and how even recent concepts like the triple bottom may already be outdated 🍏 A load of very actionable bits of advice you can start using today 🍎 How as uncool as it sounds, some of the solutions for the future can be found in the past 🍏 How "Save ourselves!" is probably a much better message than "Save the Planet!" 🍏 We're 7 billion creative people on this planet, that could do much to make it a better world for all of us 🍎 How solving the Sustainability Puzzle may not be enough, given the point we've reached - and what to do instead 🍏 But also: Greenwashing, Apocalypse Porn, Need for Regulations, Crafting the right stories, Culture as the fourth bottom line, and SO - MUCH - MORE! 🔥 ... and of course, we concluded with the 𝙧𝙖𝙥𝙞𝙙 𝙛𝙞𝙧𝙚 𝙦𝙪𝙚𝙨𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣𝙨 🔥 ➡️ Send your warm regards to Alice on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/aliceschmidt/ ➡️ Then do the same with Claudia on LinkedIn as well: https://www.linkedin.com/in/claudia-winkler/ 🔗 Check the Sustainability Puzzle's website: https://www.sustainability-puzzle.org/ ➡️ Get the Full Story (including an infographic and full transcript) here: https://dww.show/1001-reasons-why-the-sustainability-puzzle-is-a-unique-opportunity/
10 minutes | Jul 12, 2021
What is Ozone Treatment? An Old Killer Song or a Powerful Killer Gas?
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? *** ➡️ Do you like this short format, answering one key question/topic? Let me know on LinkedIn! ➡️ Get the Full Podcast Series here: https://dww.show/ ➡️ Check the Video Version of this Bonus Episode: https://youtu.be/6Aj6IwKXXsE
62 minutes | Jul 7, 2021
S3E5 - 3 Powerful Tactics Impact Investing shall Better Use to Save the World
with 🎙️ Florian Heeb & Julian Kölbel - Researchers @ the Center for Sustainable Finance and Private Wealth (CSP) in Zürich 💧 CSP is an academic research and teaching institution at the Department of Banking and Finance at the University of Zurich. What we covered: 🍏 The two types of Impact - and what Impact Investing can trigger 🍏 How Impact Investing can grow green companies 🍏 How Sustainable Finance can make Brown Companies Greener 🍏 How Impact Investors can act as activists for change 🍏 How the tobacco example reminds us that screening strategies are limited by the barriers to change 🍏 How there are always sin stock funds to counterbalance green stock funds - and how those perform unfortunately stupidly well 🍏 How impact investing worldwide is still of the same magnitude as subsidies to the Fossil Fuel Sector 🍏 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 🍏 How pension funds could leverage their long-term positions in companies to foster an attitude change towards regulation 🍏 How diversification across the three mechanisms probably offers the best yield 🍏 Creating a special water activist fund, accelerating early water companies' growth, creating new business models, taking risks... and much more! 🔥 ... and of course, we concluded with the 𝙧𝙖𝙥𝙞𝙙 𝙛𝙞𝙧𝙚 𝙦𝙪𝙚𝙨𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣𝙨 🔥 ➡️ Send your warm regards to Florian Heeb on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/fheeb/ ➡️ Send your warm regards to Julian Kölbel on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/julian-koelbel/ ➡️ 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/
46 minutes | Jun 30, 2021
S3E4 - Is Water from Air Actually a Scam or a Gift? You'll Be Astounded!
with 🎙️ Navkaran Singh Bagga - Founder & CEO @ Akvo Atmospheric Water Systems 💧 Akvo produces Water from Air, aka Limitless Water from Unlimited Air What we covered: 🍏 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 time 🍏 How the decentralized nature of Water from Air is an enabler for the solution to grow 🍏 How AKVO refined and optimized a pretty simple technology 🍏 Key Hints on the best ingredients to get your water innovations adopted by the early and late majorities 🍏 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 🍏 How competition in your markets and applications is a good sign that you're on the right track 🍏 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. 🍏 The perks of being a bootstrapped business 🍏 How AKVO tripled its size in the past three years and how Navkaran expects his company to triple again by the end of this year 🍏 How the company ambitions to turn Water from Air into Atmospheric Water Generation as a Service 🍏 International expansion, prepaid water distribution, fighting boredom and much more 🔥 ... and of course, we concluded with the 𝙧𝙖𝙥𝙞𝙙 𝙛𝙞𝙧𝙚 𝙦𝙪𝙚𝙨𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣𝙨 🔥 ➡️ Send your warm regards to Navkaran Singh Bagga on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nsbagga/ ➡️ 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/
8 minutes | Jun 28, 2021
Is the Unicorn's Recipe to Success Useful in the Water Industry?
with 🎙️ Paul O'Callaghan, Gaetane Suzenet, Megan Glover (& Antoine Walter) Hypergrowth is everywhere in today's world! 🚀 Never in history have unicorns been created at a similar pace. Right now, there are over 700 of them. 🦄 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? 🤔 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! *** ➡️ Do you like this short format, answering one key question/topic? Let me know on LinkedIn! ➡️ Get the Full Podcast Series here: https://dww.show/ ➡️ Dive deeper into the topic with Gaetane Suzenet: https://dww.show/is-entrepreneurship-the-missing-link-to-shape-the-future-of-the-water-industry/ ➡️ ... or with Megan Glover: https://dww.show/whats-hidden-in-your-tap-water-dont-worry-your-utility-doesnt-really-know-better/ ➡️ ... or with Paul O'Callaghan: https://dww.show/how-long-will-it-take-to-grow-the-4-stages-of-water-innovation/
72 minutes | Jun 23, 2021
S3E3 - How Long will it Take to Grow? The 4 Stages of Water Innovation!
with 🎙️ Paul O'Callaghan - Founder & CEO @ BlueTech Research 💧 BlueTech Research analyzes innovative water technologies to transform your company. 💧 Paul is also the executive producer & co-director of Netflix's "Brave Blue World." 💧 ... and as he noticed, that he still had some time on Saturdays, he just completed a Ph.D. on the Dynamics of Water Innovation! What we covered: 🍏 How long and what stages it takes for Water Innovations to exit the no man's land and cross the chasm 🍏 What are the milestones you shall identify on your path to guide you on the quest to mass market 🍏 Three Key Fields that attract 73% of investments to jumpstart your water venture 🍏 Key Hints on the best ingredients to get your water innovations adopted by the early and late majorities 🍏 How to get Netflix, Liam Neeson, Matt Damon and Jayden Smith to root for a Water Project 🍏 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 🍏 How "Done" is better than "Perfect" and how "good enough" approaches may solve big hurdles in the Water Sector 🍏 How and Why there's more money spent in California every year on bottled water than on utility water 🍏 How everything looks like a nail if you only have a hammer - aka we might need new paradigms to solve the upcoming water challenges 🔥 ... and of course, we concluded with the 𝙧𝙖𝙥𝙞𝙙 𝙛𝙞𝙧𝙚 𝙦𝙪𝙚𝙨𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣𝙨 🔥 ➡️ Send your warm regards to Paul O'Callaghan on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/o2environmental/ ➡️ Get the Full Story (including an infographic and full transcript) here : https://dww.show/how-long-will-it-take-to-grow-the-4-stages-of-water-innovation
53 minutes | Jun 16, 2021
S3E2 - The Two Surprising Pillars that Support Israel's Water Miracle
with 🎙️ Ravid Levy - Founder & Consultant at RLV Consulting 💧 RLV Consulting helps Water Innovators to translate their technical R&D into Business Chances, Go-To-Market Plans, and Investment Opportunities What we covered: 🍏 How to build a sustainable frame to overcome water scarcity? 🍏 How agricultural water uses - often a blindspot of the water industry - triggered innovation in a good example of constrained creativity 🍏 How scarcity can be an overall driver for innovation 🍏 How national water law and central planning are the two pillars of Israel's water miracle 🍏 How those pillars lead to new water applications such as distributed treatments 🍏 How we're in an evolution process, that turned Homo Pollutius into Homo Ecologicus, hopefully, Homo Reusis and ultimately Homo Circularis 🍏 Drip Irrigation, Solar Heating, Aquaponics, World Leadership... and more! 🔥 ... and of course, we concluded with the 𝙧𝙖𝙥𝙞𝙙 𝙛𝙞𝙧𝙚 𝙦𝙪𝙚𝙨𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣𝙨 🔥 ➡️ Send your warm regards to Ravid Levy on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ravid-levy/ ➡️ Get the Full Story (including an infographic and full transcript) here : https://dww.show/the-two-surprising-pillars-that-support-israels-water-miracle/
10 minutes | Jun 14, 2021
Can a Sector, Critical to 7 Billion Humans Really Be Worth Half of TikTok?
with 🎙️ Nicola Lei Ravello (& Antoine Walter) Many Water Professionals expressed their concern about the Sector's financial valuation. 🤑 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? 🤔 50 Water Companies together = Half of the 7th largest Social Media alone ▶ 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. *** ➡️ Do you like this short format, answering one key question/topic? Let me know on LinkedIn! ➡️ Get the Full Podcast Series here: https://dww.show/
42 minutes | Jun 9, 2021
S3E1 - What's Hidden in your Tap Water? Don't Worry, your Utility doesn't Really Know Better!
with 🎙️ Megan Glover - CEO and Co-Founder of 120Water 💧 120Water is an end-to-end solution for drinking water programs, COVID-19 wastewater sampling, and compliance. What we covered: 🍏 How the Idea for 120Water came from scratching own itches 🍏 How the company swiftly pivoted from B2C to B2B or B2B2C (I hear you like acronyms? 😀) 🍏 How digitizing the way you test the water and manage the results actually enables a whole new world of operation and maintenance 🍏 How bringing this information in plain sight helps to educate the public on the water topics and challenges 🍏 How innovation can be inhibited by regulation 🍏 How you shall consider non-technical parameters such as demographics when prioritizing maintenance works (and how 120Water helps with that) 🍏 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 😊 - to adjacencies) 🍏 How a fresh eye on the water sector can be shocked by what water professionals got accustomed to (e.g., black boxes) 🍏 How customer communications might still be a blind spot for the Water Industry 🍏 How Energy may be a role-model market for the Water Sector when it comes to marketing 🍏 How you can't manufacture growth (but may actually "hypergrow" your path to impact) 🍏 Michael Moore, PFAS, IPO... and so much more! 🔥 ... and of course, we concluded with the 𝙧𝙖𝙥𝙞𝙙 𝙛𝙞𝙧𝙚 𝙦𝙪𝙚𝙨𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣𝙨 🔥 ➡️ Send your warm regards to Megan Glover on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/megancglover/ ➡️ 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/
14 minutes | Jun 2, 2021
These 2 Mistakes Might Prevent Your Customers to Connect with You!
with 🎙️ Antoine Walter We're wrapping up Season 2 of the "(don't) Waste Water" podcast! ▶️ 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/ *** ▶ Take the PODCAST SURVEY, win one of the 3 PRIZES! (results on June 8, 2021!) ▶ https://form.typeform.com/to/IVPzoprd *** ➡️ Ask for your copy of the Season 2 Book on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/posts/antoinewalter1_waterindustry-podcast-waterbook-activity-6805734044848922624-6E7g ➡️ Get the Full Podcast Series here: https://dww.show/
67 minutes | May 26, 2021
S2E20 - How to Save No Less than 2.2 Billion Lives (aka Frozen 3)
with 🎙️ Jacob Bossaer - CEO and Founder of BOSAQ 💧 BOSAQ is a very ambitious Water Scale-Up aiming to develop innovative and future-proof drinking water solutions. What we covered: 🍏 How recycling water and energy in one of the earth's most remote places (Antarctica) led Jacob to found BOSAQ 🍏 How the biggest challenge to overcome the lack of access to drinking water might be political 🍏 How bottled water companies' marketing can and shall be replicated in the water industry 🍏 How building a water treatment unicorn involves taking a lot of risks and regularly passing quite close to bankruptcy 🍏 How BOSAQ started with only a Business Plan and a Flemish Grant to cover the company's first 6 months 🍏 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 🍏 How Jacob attempts to beat capitalism from the inside 🍏 How dreaming big is a duty as an entrepreneur 🍏 Water cost, IoT, Technology Transfer and so much more! 🔥 ... and of course, we concluded with the 𝙧𝙖𝙥𝙞𝙙 𝙛𝙞𝙧𝙚 𝙦𝙪𝙚𝙨𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣𝙨 🔥 ▶ Take the PODCAST SURVEY, win one of the 3 PRIZES! (results on June 8, 2021!) ▶ https://form.typeform.com/to/IVPzoprd ➡️ Send your warm regards to Jacob Bossaer on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jacob-bossaer-12b172a/ ➡️ Get the Full Story (including an infographic and full transcript) here: https://dww.show/how-to-save-no-less-than-2-2-billion-lives-aka-frozen-3/
58 minutes | May 19, 2021
S2E19 - Do you Really Provide Job Security to your Best Workers?
with 🎙️ Gabi Wolkinson - CEO and 🎙️ Ofir Menashe - CTO and Founder of BioCastle 💧 BioCastle is an environmental biotechnology company that encapsulates nature by developing and marketing an intriguing technology: the Small Bioreactor Platform. What we covered: 🍏 How BioCastle develops the smallest bio-reactor in the world 🍏 How its simplicity makes it a perfect fit for multiple wastewater treatment applications 🍏 How this full story starts with an almost midlife crisis for Ofir and pressing fish farming challenges for Gabi 🍏 How Gabi and Ofir might be considered bacteria breeders 🍏 The hurdles of starting commercial expansion in the middle of a Pandemic 🍏 How shelving bacteria opens a whole new world of targeted actions 🍏 How the adoption curve can be challenging for a young water treatment company 🔥 ... and of course, we concluded with the 𝙧𝙖𝙥𝙞𝙙 𝙛𝙞𝙧𝙚 𝙦𝙪𝙚𝙨𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣𝙨 🔥 ▶ Take the PODCAST SURVEY, win one of the 3 PRIZES! (results on June 8, 2021!) ▶ https://form.typeform.com/to/IVPzoprd ➡️ Send your warm regards to Gabi Wolkinson on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gabi-wolkinson-4a76b92/ ➡️ Then do the same with Ofir Menashe (still on Linkedin): https://www.linkedin.com/in/ofirmenashe/ ➡️ Get the Full Story (including an infographic and full transcript) here: https://dww.show/do-you-really-provide-job-security-to-your-best-workers/
62 minutes | May 12, 2021
S2E18 - How to Treat Wastewater in a Net Grid Positive Way while Mimicking your Body?
with 🎙️ Manaf Farhan - CEO & Co-Founder of EMG International 💧 EMG International is a leading company in Anaerobic Wastewater treatments, with a pretty unique take on anaerobic digestion. What we covered: 🍏 How Anaerobic Fluidized Bed Digestors enable to produce 4 times more energy than they consume to treat wastewater 🍏 How they can be fully automated to let industrial players focus on their production lines 🍏 4 good reasons to learn a new wastewater acronym with the AFBD's benefits. 🍏 How "hands-on" was literal when he started EMG together with his brother in the 90s 🍏 The similarities and differences between AFBDs, MBBRs and Microbial Fuel Cells 🍏 How to valorize biogas with the best efficiency 🍏 How anaerobic digestion is actually a replica of what's happening in... our body! 🍏 How EMG International addresses the industrial wastewater treatment market (and beyond!) 🔥 ... and of course, we concluded with the 𝙧𝙖𝙥𝙞𝙙 𝙛𝙞𝙧𝙚 𝙦𝙪𝙚𝙨𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣𝙨 🔥 ▶ Take the PODCAST SURVEY, win one of the 3 PRIZES! (results on June 8, 2021!) ▶ https://form.typeform.com/to/IVPzoprd ➡️ Send your warm regards to Manaf Farhan on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/manaf-farhan-741163/ ➡️ Get the Full Story (including an infographic and full transcript) here: https://dww.show/how-to-treat-wastewater-in-a-net-grid-positive-way-while-mimicking-your-body/
79 minutes | May 5, 2021
S2E17 - What's Maybe the Best Way to Make Four Dollars out of One?
with 🎙️ Michael Stanley Gallisdorfer 💧 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: 🍏 How we used to close and now re-open the rivers in our cities for roughly the same set of legitimate reasons 🍏 How (spoiler!) every dollar invested in river restoration actually provides a four-dollar return on investment 🍏 The perks and pitfalls of semi-natural ecosystems in the heart of cities 🍏 How 60s 'urbanization miracles' became modern nightmares 🍏 The three new and updated reasons why people want to go to cities (and why that matter for businesses) 🍏 The blue-green movement that changes the way we do economy 🍏 How better technical understanding and digitization enables to engineer with nature 🍏 How Sponge Cities are a new level of urbanization and environmental engineering, although still being a vivid debate in society 🍏 How involvement of all stakeholders is crucial to building a blue-green infrastructure 🍏 How cognitive connectivity needs to be restored along with water rehabilitation (and how that connects to... Heidegger!) 🍏 How water needs to be presented in a fun and lively way instead of focusing on the negative reconnection 🍏 Why and how a 'Water Incubator' could turn the tables 🔥 ... and of course, we concluded with the 𝙧𝙖𝙥𝙞𝙙 𝙛𝙞𝙧𝙚 𝙦𝙪𝙚𝙨𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣𝙨 🔥 ➡️ Send your warm regards to Michael Stanley Gallisdorfer on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-stanley-gallisdorfer-b7871611/ ➡️ Get the Full Story (including an infographic and full transcript) here: https://dww.show/what-is-the-best-way-to-make-four-dollars-out-of-one/
68 minutes | Apr 28, 2021
S2E16 - It's Hard to Be What You Can't See: How to Get More Woman in Water?
with 🎙️ Ulrike Kelm - Chair of the Woman in Water and Sanitation Network 💧 The Woman in Water and Sanitation Network is an active ambassador for gender equality, connecting and empowering female professionals, expanding women’s career opportunities, and increasing their visibility. What we covered: 🍏 The societal patterns we all grew up with, that might explain the 83/17 gender rate we experience in the Water Industry 🍏 How role models might be the best way to break those patterns, and how this starts with visibility 🍏 How regulations and strong incentives might be the only ways to overcome the gender imbalance 🍏 How networking leverages our social nature to bring the necessary support to every woman water professional to achieve herself 🍏 How the dream to break down gender barriers in water and sanitation might only be one generation away 🍏 How the full talent pool (regardless of gender considerations) will be needed to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals 🔥 ... and of course, we concluded with the 𝙧𝙖𝙥𝙞𝙙 𝙛𝙞𝙧𝙚 𝙦𝙪𝙚𝙨𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣𝙨 🔥 ➡️ Send your warm regards to Ulrike Kelm on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ulrike-kelm/ ➡️ Get the Full Story (including an infographic and full transcript) here: https://dww.show/its-hard-to-be-what-you-cant-see-how-to-get-more-women-in-water/
67 minutes | Apr 21, 2021
S2E15 - How to do Competitive Intelligence in Plain Sight and Share it with Everyone?
with 🎙️ Abdelhakim El Fadil - Ph.D. Researcher and Podcast Host 💧 The "Smart Water Solutions" podcast addresses technical hints and industrial expertise to better exploit water treatment technologies. What we covered: 🍏 How Sales and Marketing people active in our very technical industry need competitive benchmarks and technical understanding 🍏 How podcasting is a powerful channel to save them hours of exhausting searches and cross-platform investigation 🍏 The three layers of information that shape the Water Sector 🍏 How Giving is the true Having, as the better way to understand a topic actually is to explain it. 🍏 The influence of product lifecycles in the Water Industry 🍏 The work behind every single technical deep dive 🍏 The similarities and differences between scientific papers and podcasts 🍏 The best ways to bridge industry and academia to build a successful path 🍏 How the Water Industry's product life cycles make it a totally different beast compared with IT or Software 🍏 What's the path of a successful Ph.D. researcher during and after the deep dive it involves 🍏 How the best way to learn is to take critics, especially if they are bad, and to DO rather than think 🔥 ... and of course, we concluded with the 𝙧𝙖𝙥𝙞𝙙 𝙛𝙞𝙧𝙚 𝙦𝙪𝙚𝙨𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣𝙨 🔥 ➡️ Send your warm regards to Abdelhakim El Fadil on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/abdelhakim-el-fadil-3240415b/ ➡️ 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/
59 minutes | Apr 14, 2021
S2E14 - Is Entrepreneurship the Missing Link to Shape the Future of the Water Industry?
with 🎙️ Gaetane Suzenet - Co-Founder of the European Water Tech Accelerator 💧 The European Water Tech Accelerator aims to boost European water start-ups to drive sustainable growth in the global water sector. What we covered: 🍏 How Environment, Economy, and Society shall work together to achieve a triple win, usually known as Sustainable Development 🍏 How Finance and Venture Capital shall be much more involved if we aim at a successful outcome 🍏 The strengths European start-ups usually draw on, but also the common weaknesses they share 🍏 How Market Positioning, Business Model, Go-To-Market Strategy, and Mindset often are the Water Industry Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. 🍏 Which type of company is the rarest whilst presenting the most potential 🍏 The ecosystem differences between North-America, Europe and Asia 🍏 How radical differentiation and transposition innovation might be applied to the Water Sector 🍏 Hypergrowth as a strategy in the Water Industry 🍏 New ways to tackle the innovation value chain 🔥 ... and of course, we concluded with the 𝙧𝙖𝙥𝙞𝙙 𝙛𝙞𝙧𝙚 𝙦𝙪𝙚𝙨𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣𝙨 🔥 ➡️ Send your warm regards to Gaetane Suzenet on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gaetane-suzenet-a9671a18/ ➡️ Get the Full Story (including an infographic and full transcript) here: https://dww.show/is-entrepreneurship-the-missing-link-to-shape-the-future-of-the-water-industry/ ... And here's a legacy from last week, with Nicola Lei Ravello: this is not Investment Advice 🙂
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