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Waterline is a podcast created to communicate the many facets of water – technology, development, and sustainability – to educate and spread awareness about the most important natural resource that we cannot afford to lose.  Our episodes set out to explore economic, political, social, behavioral, technological, and environmental aspects and challenges which the topic of water bears.

Recent Episodes

In our final episode examining the triad of legislation-structure-pricing – the triad within Israeli Model – we have asked for the assistance of an uninvolved party – a researcher from the University of Oxford – about the way he views the paradigms the Model offers.

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Today’s episode is about the most intricate components of the SPELT model – Israel’s model for water sustainability. Legislation, Structure & Pricing go hand in hand, and thus we present them together.

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The technology aspect of Israels SPELT model enables the country to consume twice the amount of water nature bestows on it annually. The technological solutions that enable this are not based purely on engineering and scientific advancements. It is the outcome of societal characteristics, commercial facts, and prestige.

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In this episode, we examine three companies that are innovators in the field of water technology: The unique methods and technologies they developed.

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It’s no secret that Israelis consume twice the amount of water nature supplies it with. The main enabler for this phenomenon is a unique model that lies at the heart of the Israeli water sector. In this episode, we examine the role education plays in the model.

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Design has a profound impact on the way we live, it isn’t about aesthetics but rather about developing solutions with the ultimate goal of making our lives better. How can we use design to promote widespread sustainable water usage in the private and public sphere?

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The IWA was established 20 years ago to create a worldwide organization that promotes and enables “creative friction” between engineers, innovators, governance experts and water sector people across the range. We interviewed Diane D’arras – IWA’s president at the 8th World Water Forum.

Situated in a semiarid region, Israel’s natural water resources supply it with only half of what it uses annually. In this episode, Seth Siegel reveals the unique combination of implemented technology, education and smart governance that enabled to bridge the gap.

The World Water Council –  the convener –  put the notion of sharing water as the arranging theme for the 8th forum that assembled in Brasilia in March 2018. This episode features interviews conducted during the forum with people from both public and private sectors, all geared towards bringing water to people.     Read More..

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Our podcast aims to bring the latest scientific advances and technological solutions, whilst exploring economic models and identifying key players in the global effort to secure water sources, create efficient water usage, and make water safe for everyone.

  • Have we managed to develop the most sustainable irrigation technique yet?
  • Can water become the bringer of peace?
  • Can we quench the world’s thirst for clean and safe water?
  • What would cost a Trillion US Dollars by the year 2035?
  • Can the flush of a toilet light up your house?

Meet the Producer & Host: Idan Cohen

Photo: Orly Zailer

Idan has extensive experience working in public radio, podcasting & holds a masters degree in music.

“When I worked as a radio journalist at Israel’s national public radio, I’ve learned to see how people’s actions transform into events, that in turn become stories worth listening to. I am happy to present a tale of humanity, nature, and technology, where water is the actual protagonist.”

Waterline podcast is an initiative of IsraelNewtech a part of the Israeli Ministry of Economy and Industry & produced by P.I. Media Podcast Productions.

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