(f)Low Tech to High Tech – Entrepreneurship

The industry of water is regarded to, traditionally, as low tech.
This fact makes it an excellent place for entrepreneurs to find new ways to disrupt, update, change and streamline the processes.
To bring this industry – effectively – from low tech to high tech.

In this episode of Waterline, we will hear from Eytan Levy – a serial water and wastewater technologies entrepreneur.

How innovation, hard work and luck play a role in any venture – especially in regards to water technology.

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Interviewed in this episode:

Oded Distel – head of Israel NewTech.

Will Sarni – water strategist and consultant.

Eytan Levy – Entrepreneur, Levy Ventures.

Theme and music composed by Nir Sayag

“Water & Peace” – Hydropolitics

More often than not – water has been a source of deadly conflicts worldwide.
For example, the spark that ignited the Syrian civil war is attributed to the country’s poor management of its water sector.
Are we able – in this day and age, when water scarcity is a growing global phenomenon – to create a paradigm shift towards a water-based conflict resolution? this episode of Waterline focuses on hydro politics.

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Interviewed in this episode:

Oded Distel – head of Israel NewTech
Seth Siegel – author of Let There Be Water 
Dr. Tabea StotterICPR 
Tami Shor – Senior deputy director general for regulation, Israeli Water Authority
Zohar Yinon – CEO of Hagihon – Jerusalem’s water and wastewater utility company. He was chosen as one of the 50 most impactful leaders in Water & Water management (global listing) for CSR Day 2018.

Theme and music composed by Nir Sayag

Additional music:
The Descent Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Modern Vibes Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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“Black Vortex” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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“Still Waters Run Deep” – Drip Irrigation

As with any great invention – drip irrigation began by chance. All it took is a man with an abundance of curiosity and a strong will to solve problems.
In 1961 Eng. Simcha Blass realized an idea he carried with him for more than 30 years, with the help of Kibbutz members in the Negev Desert. They founded Netafim. Today, the company is a world leader in drip irrigation, and innovation is their main driving force.

Interviewed in this episode:

Naty Barak – Chief Sustainability Officer at Netafim.

Oded Distel – head of Israel NewTech.

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Theme and music composed by Nir Sayag. 

“Want Not? Waste Not!” – Wastewater

Have you ever thought about the vast potential there is in the water (and, er… the… ahhh… ingredients, let’s say) you flush down the toilet?

Discarded wastewater – once treated – has an economic and ecologic value that can drive a nation’s economy and even light up your house. How? All inside this episode of Waterline.

Interviewed in this episode: 

Seth Siegel, author of Let There be Water – Israel’s Solution for a Water-Starved World

Zohar Yinon – CEO of Hagihon – Jerusalem’s regional water & wastewater utility company. He was chosen as one of the 50 most impactful leaders in Water & Water management (global listing) for CSR Day 2018.

Oded Distel – head of Israel NewTech.

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Music credits:
Winner Winner! Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Local Forecast – Elevator Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Pilot Episode: “One & All” – Water Pollution

The amount of water in our world is finite.
And albeit all around us – the actual amount we humans can consume is minute.

The sources of freshwater around the world – rivers, lakes and underground sources – are extremely delicate and prone to contamination.The best way to deal water pollution? – a smart combination of technological solutions and human actions, as the story of the river Rhine, reveals.

Interviewed in this episode:  Dr. Tabea Stotter, an environmental scientist from the ICPR (International Commission for the Protection of the Rhine).

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Music credits:
Sheep May Safely Graze – BWV 208 Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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