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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WATEC 2019
Israel NewTech
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Dreamer Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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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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Israel NewTech
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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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WATEC 2019
Israel NewTech
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Dreamer Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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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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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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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

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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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Solving the Water Crisis: Israel’s Story with Seth M. Siegel

Situated in a semiarid region, Israel’s natural water resources supply it with only half of what it uses annually. The gap is being bridged by a unique combination of implemented technology, education and smart governance that enables more water to be manufactured and used. The result – a thriving country with a booming economy.

However, the story of the Israeli water sector was very rarely told. In 2015 Seth Siegel – an American author publishes a book that almost instantaneously finds its way to the bestseller lists of the New-York Times, the Los Angeles Times and the Washington Post.

This episode of Waterline features the full interview with Seth Siegel about his book Let There Be Water – Israel’s Solution for a Water Starved World.
The interview was conducted in September of 2017.

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Seth M. Siegel Photo By 1114Penelope – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=42285616

“Let There Be Water” Book Cover Image by:  Seth Siegel – Seth M. Siegel, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=40093385

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Sharing Water

The World Water Forum convenes once every 3 years.

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.

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Interviewed in this episode:

Oded Distel – Head of Israel NewTech.

Rochi Khemka – Co-Lead, Global Partnerships & India Program, 2030 Water Resources Group, The World Bank.

Brieux Michoud – Managing Partner, Waterpreneurs.

Olga Reyes – V.P. Public Affairs and Communication, The Coca-Cola Company in Latin America  https://www.linkedin.com/in/olga-patricia-reyes-abisambra-2b6a5b43/

Andre Wongtschowski – Operations Manager, World Transforming Technologies.

Theme and music composed by Nir Sayag.

The Thirst – The Mediterranean Case

The Mediterranean sea is where Europe, Asia, and Africa all meet.

Throughout the ages, empires ruled over its entire coastline, and people used it to transfer goods, for recreation purposes, or to harvest its many food items.

Today along its shores there are more than 20 countries. No longer a single empire – but rather a Mosaic of People, as was described by Waterline’s guest in this episode.

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.
For example, in the past 5 years, nearly 2,000,000 human beings risked their lives in search of a better life and used the treacherous Mediterranean route.
The result – the stresses on water supplies in the region which were already quite significant, are constantly on the rise.

The interview was recorded during the 8th World Water Forum in Brasilia, in March of 2018.

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Interviewed in this episode:

Konstantina ToliGWP-Med

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