WASH

A healthy water sector in a country is a predictor for high GDP, lower poverty rates and – not surprisingly – lower child mortality.
In our high-tech world it is hard to imagine that every day 800 kids under the age of five die due to ill health caused by lack of clean water and lack of sanitation. That’s nearly 300,000 boys and girls who die needlessly every year. It’s as if the entire population of Cincinnati or Pittsburgh would suddenly vanish.

The UN came up with a holistic view on the problem – clean water sources without the presence of proper sanitation infrastructure won’t stay clean for long; proper sanitation without understanding basic hygiene won’t fly either. In comes the notion of WASH – an acronym for Water, Sanitation and Hygiene.

In today’s episode we delve into the world of WASH and talk about the challenges – both practical and financial.

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Guests:

Dr. (PhD) Aliza Inbal, Director – Pears Programme for Global Innovation

Eng. Anirudh Keny

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

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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 Keny – 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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Music from https://filmmusic.io
“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)
License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

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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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)

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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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Music credits
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

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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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Follow these links to learn more:

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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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

Theme and music composed by Nir Sayag.