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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

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..

Throughout the ages, empires ruled over the entire coastline. Today along its shores there are more than 20 countries. Konstantina Toli, a Senior Programme Officer at Global Water Partnership – Mediterranean, points out the great challenges that are presented as our world is changing – namely climate change and the refugee’s crisis.  Read More.

Throughout history, faulty dams have created man-made disasters costing lives and the earth. We will be hearing about one disaster in particular – The Mariana Dam Disaster – that happened in Brazil in 2015. 

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It took nearly four decades, the lives of some 30,000 human beings and billions of US Dollars in current values to build; it was a source for heated debates and the kiss of death to some careers; You might know it simply as The Panama Canal. 

The keystone of the canal is a dam that was the biggest ever to be built at the time – the dam near the small town of Gatun.  Read More..

What is it about water that makes it stand out more than any other element? What is the effect water has on us humans – on a metaphysical level? How do we perceive water? Once you meet people for whom water is their job – the watersector people – you get to see the answers to these questions in practice.  Read More..

The rainy season of 2017-2018 in Israel marked the 6th year of drought in a row. However – water is still available on tap 24/7. A key component in Israel’s water management system is desalination – the topic of this episode.   Read More..

About

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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