WATEC TLV 2019 – Here We Go!

On November 18th 2019, in Tel Aviv, at the David Intercontinental you’ll find leading figures in the global water sector – all you have to do – is to attend!
In this special episode Ari Goldfarb – WATEC19 chairperson; and Gili Elkin – a WATEC19 board member, reveal what’s to be expected in this year’s conference.

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“Dreamer” by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
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Nir Sayag – Waterline Theme

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“Yes I Can”: Persecution and Pursuit

In 2003 Nik Kowsar had to flee his country – Iran – after life there, for him, became unbearable. 3 years earlier, a cartoon he drew, had an implied remark on a Muslim cleric. He was put in jail.

Although he was released 6 days after his imprisonment – he had to choose between life under the IRGC’s boot – or life in exile. Nik is a clear and a loud voice against the Islamic Republic’s water sector (mis)management.

The water challenges Iranians face is something that is quite lost amid the constant chatter about the sanctions imposed on Iran. It is expected that Iran will go thirsty very soon – unless changes to the current system will be implemented. This is the change that Nik Kowsar is pursuing.

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“Dewdrop Fantasy” by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
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“Evening Melodrama” by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
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“Scheming Weasel (faster version)” by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
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“Winner Winner!” by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
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Music from https://filmmusic.io
“Dreamer” by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
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Nir sayag – Waterline Theme

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“Yes I Can!”: Personal Impact – Prologue

What makes a person – one individual – build his career on the notion of we rather than me? In the following two episodes we will meet two inspiring people who do just that. For all of us to have an abundance of safe water to consume tomorrow – they don’t wait for others. They say – Yes I Can!

In this episode, Anirudh Keni – an engineer from India who decided to come to Israel to do his Master’s degree in environmental studies – talks about the path he is carving for himself in the world of water sustainability. We will learn about the world’s largest democracy and its water sector’s challenges along the way.

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“Dewdrop Fantasy” by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

Music from https://filmmusic.io
“Evening Melodrama” by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

Music from https://filmmusic.io
“Scheming Weasel (faster version)” by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

Music from https://filmmusic.io
“Winner Winner!” by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

Music from https://filmmusic.io
“Dreamer” by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
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Nir sayag – Waterline Theme

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A Spider’s Web – The Israeli Model – Triad 2

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.

DR. Michael Gilmont is our special guest in this episode.

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Follow these links to learn more:
WATEC 2019
Israel NewTech
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Dreamer Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Waterline theme by Nir Sayag

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Forward Looking: The Israeli Model – Triad

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.

Our guests today took an active part in shaping Israel’s national water sector. Their work – both past and present – will ensure the smooth supply of water for years to come. Not an easy task when you consider the outlook of an increase of 70% in population by 2050.

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Interviewed in this episode:

Oded Distel – Head of Israel NewTech
Giora Shacham – CEO and Chairman, Israel’s Water Authority
Shimon Tal – Founder, R.T.S Water Ways
Ronen Wolfman – CEO, Hutchison Water

Israel’s national water sector 2050 outlook

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WATEC 2019
Israel NewTech
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Dreamer Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Waterline theme by Nir Sayag

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Tech-osystem: The Isreali Model (part 2)

Today’s episode is all about the ecosystem that creates the T in SPELT (Structure, Pricing, Education, Legislation & Technology) – the Israeli model for water sustainability.

This 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 – on top of the basics of technological developments.

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Interviewed in this episode:

Oded Distel – Head of Israel NewTech
Elad Frenkel – CEO, Aqwise; Chairman, Water Committee, Israeli Export Institute
Eli Perets – CEO, Utilis
Dana Hubner – Business Development Manager, WFI Group
Ari Goldfarb – Founder & CEO, Kando
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Follow these links to learn more:
WATEC 2019
Israel NewTech
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Dreamer Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Waterline theme by Nir Sayag

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Innovation in Water Tech: The 21st Century Plumber

Today – an episode-long prologue. Before we consider the role technology plays in the SPELT model (Structure, Pricing, Education, Legislation & Technology) – the Israeli model for water sustainability – let us first meet three companies and their unique technologies and methods.
Eli Perets – CEO, Utilis
Dana Hubner – Business Development Manager, WFI Group
Ari Goldfarb – Founder & CEO, Kando

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And as with any prologue – seeds are sown; in this case – a quick preview to our next episode, provided by Elad Frenkel – CEO, Aqwise; Water Committee, Israeli Export Institute, Chairman.

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WATEC 2019
Israel NewTech
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Desert City Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Local Forecast – Elevator Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Dreamer Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Waterline theme by Nir Sayag

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The Israeli Model: Water Education

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. SPELT – Structure, Pricing, Education, Legislation and Technology are the 5 key elements.

In this episode – the first one exploring the model’s aspects – we examine the role education plays in the model.

High-schools and the academia are constantly in correspondence, and the system as a whole encourages this dialogue between seemingly two different levels of education.

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Two guests share their story – Dr. Amnon Shefi created a platform that enables school kids to explore water issues using STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts & mathematics) education to instigate a life long ethos of exploration;

Emily Elhacham decided at the age of 15 that if you wish to know something – ask someone to show you the way. A professor at Tel Aviv University opened the door for her – and the rest is all of her own making. Today she leads the way for others to explore and a programme combining high-schools in her hometown and Bar Ilan University she established (while still a high-school student herself) still runs strong a decade afterwards.

Interviewed in this episode:

Oded Distel – head of Israel NewTech.

Dr. Amnon Shefi – Hi Teach

Emily Elhacham – Scientist, Weizman Institute and Tel Aviv University

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WATEC 2019

Israel NewTech

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Hi Teach full list of supporters –

The Hands Across Water program is sponsored and supported by the Rotary including the Water & Sanitation committee of district 2490 headed by PDG Avner Fuchs, and hosted by the Haifa club in partnership with 10 international clubs, headed by Dr. Gerald Sussman past president of the Coral Spring/Parkland club.
It is also supported by the Israeli water industry like Bermad, Israel NewTech at The ministry of Economy as well as the Water Authority and the academia in Israel headed by the Technion Grand Water Research institute.
Their contribution and support is greatly appreciated

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Hyperfun Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Dreamer Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Waterline theme by Nir Sayag

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Form Follows Flow: Designing with Water in Mind

Design, has a profound impact on the way we live, influencing the way we go about our day-to-day, the way we make decisions – design isn’t about aesthetics but rather about developing solutions with the ultimate goal of making our lives better.  In this episode we explore water through design – how do we use design to promote widespread sustainable water usage in the private and public sphere?

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The architect Dr. Noam Austerlitz created a dual sewage system in his house. Part of the water goes straight to the municipal system whilst water from wash basins, showers and the washing machine goes to a special filtration system – a live system where the water is circulated and purified through a bed of plants and bacteria. The results are many fold – ranging from a lush green garden that pleases the eyes to the much more task of preventing floods.

The UX/UI specialist Ayelet Lazarovich talks about the notion of sustainable design, the crossroads where water and design meet. Contrary to what you might think when you hear these words, you’ll be surprised to learn how little it has to do with “tree hugging”.

Interviewed in this episode:

Dr. Noam Austerlitz – architect and scholar (Linkedin)

Ayelet Lazarovich – UX/UI specialist https://www.ayeletlazarovitch.com/

Chris Dermody – CIO, Denver Water (Linkedin) – Mr. Dermody was a guest from the https://www.ici.fund/

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Panama Hat – Audionautix.com

Waterline theme by Nir Sayag

Theme and music composed by Nir Sayag.

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The International Water Association: Innovating Together

The International Water Association was established 20 years ago to create a worldwide organization that promotes and enables “creative friction”, in their own words, between engineers, innovators, governance experts, and water sector people across the range.

Diane D’arras – IWA’s president since 2016 – was interviewed in Waterline’s special studio, part of the Israeli pavilion at the 8th World Water Forum that convened in Brasilia in March 2018.

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Theme and music composed by Nir Sayag.

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