How to Mitigate 4 Shades of Water Risk Through Impact Investing

Featured - John Robinson - Mazarine Ventures - Impact Investment - Water Risk

Turning the narrative from “Water is Life” to “Water is a Risk” makes its associated challenges more straightforward. This is an opportunity for investment funds to have an impact.

Why and How? Let’s review!

with πŸŽ™οΈ John Robinson – Partner & Co-Founder at Mazarine Ventures

πŸ’§ Mazarine is an impact investor backing young technology companies with innovations that address some aspects of water risk, including quality and quantity.

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Passing the Baton: How to Bring Innovation to Market Faster & More Reliably

Featured - Sivan Zamir - Xylem Innovation Labs - Bring Innovation to Market

With the inception of its Innovation Labs, Xylem intends to provide a common framework for the water innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystems to work with the US Giant.

Why and How? Let’s review!

with πŸŽ™οΈ Sivan Zamir – VP Xylem Innovation Labs

πŸ’§ Xylem is one of the largest water and wastewater technology company globally and follows the simple motto: “Let’s solve water”

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How to Save over 1 Million Tons of CO2 Every Year with Thermal Hydrolysis

Featured - Eirik Fadnes - Cambi Group - Thermal Hydrolysis

Thermal Hydrolysis Processes are rolled out worldwide for as long as there are COP conferences. Cambi Group, the World leader with an estimated 80% market share, estimates that it represents 1 million tons of CO2 equivalent saving compared to the best available alternative.

What’s inside these appealing thermal hydrolysis processes? Let’s review!

with πŸŽ™οΈ Eirik Fadnes – CEO at Cambi Group

πŸ’§ Cambi is on a mission to turn sludge into resources thanks to Thermal Hydrolysis Processes (THP)

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Radical Collaboration: 12 Staggering Ideas to Regenerate the Water World

Radical Collaboration for Regeneration

BlueTech Forum 2022’s Theme was straightforward: Radical Collaboration for Regeneration. I got to chat with 6 industry leaders about their take at the matter!

with:

πŸŽ™οΈ Menno Holterman (President & CEO @ Nijhuis Saur Industries)

πŸŽ™οΈ Snehal Desai (EVP & Chief Growth and Sustainability Officer @ Evoqua Water Technologies)

πŸŽ™οΈ Ralph Exton (Chief Marketing & Chief Digital Officer @ SUEZ – Water Technologies & Solutions)

πŸŽ™οΈ Kimberly Kupiecki (Director & Global Leader Sustainability ESG, Advocacy, Communications @ DuPont)

πŸŽ™οΈ Jon LIberzon (VP & Head of Business Development @ Tomorrow Water)

πŸŽ™οΈ Kamakshi Sharma (Director of Marketing and Strategy @ Aquatech International)

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How to be Alone, Early, Crazy but Actually Right: The History of Zenon

Featured - Andrew Benedek - Zenon - Anaergia - From Lonely Prophet to Water Industry Legend

Membrane Bioreactors systems weigh $4Bn a year today (and growing). Yet, in the early eighties, no one really believed membranes would ever make a dent in clean water applications. So before envisioning a wastewater application, there was a long way to go… and a valley of death to cross for Zenon!

with πŸŽ™οΈ Andrew Benedek, Executive Chairman of Anaergia, founder of Zenon and CEO for 26 years, a former member of the IWA board, and the inaugural recipient of the Lee Kwan Yew Prize.

πŸ’§ Anaergia aims to convert waste into useful resources, protect the environment, and sustain life for generations to come. Where some see waste, they see resources.

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Can Lithium Mining Astoundingly solve the Brine Riddle with Benefits?

Lithium Mining is expected to deliver the lithium-ion battery industry 500’000 metric tons a year. Sure, conventional lithium supply will grow by 300% over the next decade but that will still not be sufficient! Hence, it might be an opportunity to get creative and to look for lithium in… water. How? Let’s review.

with πŸŽ™οΈ Benjamin Sparrow – CEO and Co-Founder at Saltworks Technologies

πŸ’§ Saltworks provides innovative products and solutions for industrial wastewater treatment and desalination.

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Why is One Water the Best Way to Manage our Vulnerable Water Cycle?

Featured - Susan Moisio - Jacobs - One Water

We tend to put water management in silos. Drinking Water, Wastewater, Water networks, Sewers, Flood prevention… All of those have one thing in common: water. This is why you shall start leveraging the One Water framework today! It will swiftly turn into a key asset in our race to net zero water. Let’s review how, and why ⬇️

with πŸŽ™οΈ Susan Moisio – Global Water Director at Jacobs, where she leads a team of 9,000 water professionals across all regions.

πŸ’§ Jacobs pledges to push the limits of what’s possible, continually challenging today to reinvent tomorrow.

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How Water UK intends to Reach a Good Net Zero, Two Decades Early!

When it comes to the race to net zero water, Water UK leads the charge. Not only did it set ambitious goals, but also in a quite timely manner: the routemap leads to 2030! The cherry on that cake? It’s not only about “net zero.” They’re before and above all aiming for a GOOD one.

with πŸŽ™οΈ Maria Manidaki – Net Zero Technical Lead and Principal Water Investment Planning Advisor at Mott MacDonald

πŸ’§ Mott MacDonald is a global engineering, management, and development consultancy, that places social outcomes at the center of all it does.

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How to ensure Energy and Carbon Resilient projects with a Simple Screening Tool

Featured - Stephane Bessadi - Asian Development Bank - Screening Tool for the Energy Evaluation of Projects

The Asian Development Bank has put together a Screening Tool for the Energy Evaluation of Projects. As a result, it can guarantee that the water and wastewater projects it backs are fully aligned in the race to net zero water!

with πŸŽ™οΈ Stephane Bessadi – Senior Procurement Specialist for the Asian Development Bank

πŸ’§ The Asian Development Bank (ADB) commits to a prosperous, inclusive, resilient, and sustainable Asia and Pacific Region.

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How to cut Wastewater’s Energy Related Carbon Emissions in Two at No Cost?

50% of wastewater’s energy-related carbon emissions can be eliminated with existing technologies. What’s even better in the race to net zero water is that 95% of this impact is achievable at zero to negative cost!

with πŸŽ™οΈ Austin Alexander – Vice President, Sustainability and Social Impact at Xylem

πŸ’§ Xylem is a leading water technology company with the famous “solving water” motto – and a finalist for this year’s Net Zero Carbon Award at the Global Water Summit

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Who will become the US’s first Water Reuse Champion Ever?

Featured - Jon Freedman - SUEZ WTS - Water Reuse Champion

What levers can you play on to promote greater water reuse? Well, you can act on the money side of the equation, for instance, by incentivizing the deployment of new technologies through grants and loans. But also by making the wrong behavior more expensive. Wanna find out more? Let’s review it…

with πŸŽ™οΈJon Freedman – Senior Vice President – Global Government Affairs at SUEZ WTS

πŸ’§ SUEZ WTS provides industry-leading water technology and process expertise to solve the toughest water, wastewater, and process challenges

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3 Crazy Simple Tips to take the Bore out of Business Meetings or Water Conferences

Featured - Annyse Balkwill - Take the Bore Out of Water Conferences and Business Meetings - The Luminus Group - BlueTech Forum

Have you ever attended a business meeting that seemed to drain your soul out of your body? Or happily slept in a water conference, to digest the jet lag and be in a good shape for the real conference content, aka the late drinks at the

with πŸŽ™οΈ Annyse Balkwill – Founder of the LuminUS Group and Program Director for the upcoming BlueTech Forum

πŸ’§ The LuminUS Group crafts an events formula that has participants engaging, again and again, sharing with their colleagues and offering this feedback. Wanna see it applied? Make sure to attend the upcoming BlueTech Forum!

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Is the Hydrogen Economy actually an Astounding Investment Opportunity?

with πŸŽ™οΈ Alena Fargere, Principal at SWEN Capital Partners and co-founder of the first European investment fund dedicated to renewable gases.

πŸ’§ SWEN Capital Partners, a benchmark player in sustainable investments in private equity, just announced the first closing of its second SWEN Impact Fund for Transition (SWIFT 2). It will be a direct contribution to decarbonizing the economy and creating jobs in France.

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18 Months Left to “Close the Gap”: Beware, the Water Clock is Ticking!

with πŸŽ™οΈ Mina Guli, CEO and Co-Founder of the Thirst Foundation, Director of the Antarctic Science Foundation, Director of the Global Water Partnership and Adventurer.

πŸ’§ The Thirst Foundation is dedicated to getting the global water crisis to the top of the agenda and driving innovation to use less water every day.

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Solid, Liquid, Gas, And… A Fourth Phase of Water?!

with πŸŽ™οΈ Gerald Pollack, Professor of Bioengineering at the University of Washington, Founding Editor-in-Chief of the WATER research journal, Executive Director of the Institute for Venture Science, and Author of – among other books – “The Fourth Phase of Water.”   

πŸ’§ The 4th Phase of Water, or Exclusion Water, is a semi-liquid or crystalline state of water that forms at the interface with hydrophilic surfaces. More on that in a second!

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How to treat PFAS out of Water and protect our Health, Economy, and Biodiversity

with πŸŽ™οΈ Henrik Hagemann is the CEO and Co-Founder of Puraffinity. Β Β 

πŸ’§ Puraffinity is a GreenTech Company that designs smart materials for environmental applications.​ Their cutting-edge material design and creative engineering approach may provide a new horizon to solve the daunting PFAS / Forever chemicals challenge we face.

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Do Nature-Based Solutions Work? These New Case Studies Will Verify It!

with πŸŽ™οΈ Silvana Di Sabatino, Professor of Atmospheric Physics at the University of Bologna, and coordinator of the OPERANDUM project.   

πŸ’§ The OPERANDUM Project aims at delivering the tools and methods for the validation of Nature-Based Solutions as a way to enhance resilience in European rural and natural territories by reducing hydro-meteorological risks.

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Can Nature-Based Solutions Better Protect Cities from Soaring Environmental Risks?

with πŸŽ™οΈ Marc Barra, Urban Ecologist specializing in nature-based solutions at Paris’ Agency for Biodiversity, in charge of the H2020 REGREEN project.  

πŸ’§ The REGREEN Project promotes urban livability through fostering nature-based solutions in Europe and China using evidence-based tools and improved urban governance to accelerate the transition towards green, equitable and healthy cities.

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The Magical Substance You Need to Green a Desert Actually Comes from Antarctica

Abdulla Alshehhi - Guest of the Don't Waste Water podcast

with πŸŽ™οΈ Abdulla Alshehhi, Managing Director of National Advisor Bureau Limited, CEO of Q2 General Cleaning, and Business Support Section Head at GASCO 

πŸ’§ National Advisor Bureau Limited leverages creativity and innovation to be a leading Consultant Firm For start-up businesses & Established Companies

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3 Paths to Reach SDG 6 by 2050: All Our Hopes are on #3!

David Lloyd Owen - Guest of the Don't Waste Water podcast - SDG 6 - Global Water Funding

with πŸŽ™οΈ David Lloyd Owen, Managing Director of Envisager, Columnist for Global Water Intelligence, Advisor on several boards, and author of “Global Water Funding.”

πŸ’§ In his Global Water Funding book, David Lloyd Owen discusses global progress towards fulfilling SDG 6, proposes alternative solutions to lack of funding, and examines the reasons why countries are failing at implementing safe and sustainable water and sanitation for all.

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Choosing the Best Suited Ozone Diffusion System. What does Data Say?

with πŸŽ™οΈ Jim Lauria, Vice President Sales and Marketing at the Mazzei Injector Company and Board Member at the International Ozone Association

πŸ’§ Mazzei Injector Company is a global leader in the design, engineering, and manufacturing of venturi injectors, flash reactors, and other high-efficiency mixing technologies and ozone diffusion systems.

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How to Speak Up and Empower More Young Water Professionals

Hasmik Barseghyan - Guest of the Don't Waste Water Podcast

with πŸŽ™οΈ 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.

πŸ’§ 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.

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1001 Reasons Why, the Sustainability Puzzle is a Unique Opportunity

Alice Schmidt and Claudia Winkler, guests of the Don't Waste Water Podcast

with πŸŽ™οΈ 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 πŸŽ™οΈ 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.

πŸ’§ 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.

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