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❓ Ever wondered how the #WaterIndustry was reacting to our World's Water Challenges? Water Scarcity? #SDG6? PFAS? Climate Change? Circular Economy? Digitization and Smart Water?

💪 Get the Water Market pulse for free. In one hour per week, while you do the dishes!

📈 We talk water investment, water tech, water entrepreneurship and water market with entrepreneurs, thought leaders, book authors, scientists, investment funds, VCs, and C-Level experts from water majors.

➡️ Leverage their insights, advice & experience and ensure to stay on top of best practices

🗓️ Tune in every Wednesday (don't miss out! 😅)

🌐 Find all the detailed episode notes, interviews, infographics, and more at http://dww.show


Currently in its 10th Season, the "(don't) Waste Water" podcast has already welcomed around 200 guests from Water Majors (SUEZ, Veolia, Jacobs, Xylem, Kemira, Evoqua, Aquatech, SKion Water...), Scale-Ups (Cambrian Innovation, Epic Cleantec, Liqtech, 374Water, Gingko Bioworks...), Start-Ups (Puraffinity, KETOS, 120Water, ZwitterCo, Membrion, Source...), Universities (Berkeley, the Columbia Water Center), Investment Funds (Sciens Water, Mazarine, Burnt Island Ventures...), Business Accelerators (Imagine H2O, Elemental...), Book Authors (Seth Siegel, David Sedlak, David Lloyd Owen...) or Market Intelligence Companies (BlueTech Research, Global Water Intelligence, World Bank, OECD, Isle Utilities...). Or simply water legends like Mina Guli or Andrew Benedek!


On the "(don't) Waste Water" podcast, I strive to make the Water Industry easy to understand for everyone, starting with water professionals, executives, and investors. Hence, he opens the microphone to seasoned, inspirational water experts to discuss their field of excellence.


No one can claim an all-around in-depth understanding of a matter as complex as Water. But piece by piece, you can rebuild the puzzle. With curiosity, patience, and passion, Antoine Walter explores topics such as Advanced Treatment Technologies, Water-Energy Nexus (Hydrogen, Lithium...), PFAS removal, Nature-Based Solutions, Wastewater Reuse, Distributed Water Treatments, Water Finance, and Water Entrepreneurship.


I actually firmly believe that regular listeners of the "(don't) Waste Water" podcast may, in the end, claim a "Water MBA!"


A particular field of interest is how innovation forms, grows and gets widely adopted in a complex and conservative field like the Water Industry. This may be one of the keys to achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal n°6 - #SDG6.


ABOUT ME:


I'm a second-generation Water Professional - the legend says my dad traded excavator sessions for me in river banks against lunch invitations. I followed on this early start by completing a Master's in Hydraulics and Environmental Engineering, then won the "Golden Mission" contest organized by ENGIE (GDF-SUEZ).


This led me to travel the Asia-Pacific region for one year to explore, amongst others, water treatment in Hong Kong, desalination facilities in Melbourne, water distribution management in Jakarta, water innovation in Singapore or social water projects in New Delhi and Gujarat. All of that was documented in videos, blog articles, radio spots, and conferences in engineering and business schools (that's where I got hooked!)


I've then worked for SUEZ in Switzerland in strategic marketing, business development, and sales for the DACH and Nordic regions, with an emphasis on micropollutant removal.


I then joined GF Piping Systems in 2017 to take over the business development for the company's services in Europe, then for all Water Treatment and Lithium topics worldwide.


I've been a regular speaker at conferences on four continents, gave my first TEDx in 2022, and regularly acted as a host.

Since 2020, I've been hosting the "(don't) Waste Water" podcast and giving lectures in Business and Engineering schools.


I'm married, a happy father of three, and I'm French (nobody's perfect 😅).

Description

❓ Ever wondered how the #WaterIndustry was reacting to our World's Water Challenges? Water Scarcity? #SDG6? PFAS? Climate Change? Circular Economy? Digitization and Smart Water?

💪 Get the Water Market pulse for free. In one hour per week, while you do the dishes!

📈 We talk water investment, water tech, water entrepreneurship and water market with entrepreneurs, thought leaders, book authors, scientists, investment funds, VCs, and C-Level experts from water majors.

➡️ Leverage their insights, advice & experience and ensure to stay on top of best practices

🗓️ Tune in every Wednesday (don't miss out! 😅)

🌐 Find all the detailed episode notes, interviews, infographics, and more at http://dww.show


Currently in its 10th Season, the "(don't) Waste Water" podcast has already welcomed around 200 guests from Water Majors (SUEZ, Veolia, Jacobs, Xylem, Kemira, Evoqua, Aquatech, SKion Water...), Scale-Ups (Cambrian Innovation, Epic Cleantec, Liqtech, 374Water, Gingko Bioworks...), Start-Ups (Puraffinity, KETOS, 120Water, ZwitterCo, Membrion, Source...), Universities (Berkeley, the Columbia Water Center), Investment Funds (Sciens Water, Mazarine, Burnt Island Ventures...), Business Accelerators (Imagine H2O, Elemental...), Book Authors (Seth Siegel, David Sedlak, David Lloyd Owen...) or Market Intelligence Companies (BlueTech Research, Global Water Intelligence, World Bank, OECD, Isle Utilities...). Or simply water legends like Mina Guli or Andrew Benedek!


On the "(don't) Waste Water" podcast, I strive to make the Water Industry easy to understand for everyone, starting with water professionals, executives, and investors. Hence, he opens the microphone to seasoned, inspirational water experts to discuss their field of excellence.


No one can claim an all-around in-depth understanding of a matter as complex as Water. But piece by piece, you can rebuild the puzzle. With curiosity, patience, and passion, Antoine Walter explores topics such as Advanced Treatment Technologies, Water-Energy Nexus (Hydrogen, Lithium...), PFAS removal, Nature-Based Solutions, Wastewater Reuse, Distributed Water Treatments, Water Finance, and Water Entrepreneurship.


I actually firmly believe that regular listeners of the "(don't) Waste Water" podcast may, in the end, claim a "Water MBA!"


A particular field of interest is how innovation forms, grows and gets widely adopted in a complex and conservative field like the Water Industry. This may be one of the keys to achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal n°6 - #SDG6.


ABOUT ME:


I'm a second-generation Water Professional - the legend says my dad traded excavator sessions for me in river banks against lunch invitations. I followed on this early start by completing a Master's in Hydraulics and Environmental Engineering, then won the "Golden Mission" contest organized by ENGIE (GDF-SUEZ).


This led me to travel the Asia-Pacific region for one year to explore, amongst others, water treatment in Hong Kong, desalination facilities in Melbourne, water distribution management in Jakarta, water innovation in Singapore or social water projects in New Delhi and Gujarat. All of that was documented in videos, blog articles, radio spots, and conferences in engineering and business schools (that's where I got hooked!)


I've then worked for SUEZ in Switzerland in strategic marketing, business development, and sales for the DACH and Nordic regions, with an emphasis on micropollutant removal.


I then joined GF Piping Systems in 2017 to take over the business development for the company's services in Europe, then for all Water Treatment and Lithium topics worldwide.


I've been a regular speaker at conferences on four continents, gave my first TEDx in 2022, and regularly acted as a host.

Since 2020, I've been hosting the "(don't) Waste Water" podcast and giving lectures in Business and Engineering schools.


I'm married, a happy father of three, and I'm French (nobody's perfect 😅).

414 episodes

3 playlists

    Season 11

  • S11E13 - The World's Best Water Entrepreneur Actually Runs a Charity cover
    S11E13 - The World's Best Water Entrepreneur Actually Runs a Charity cover
    S11E13 - The World's Best Water Entrepreneur Actually Runs a Charity

    Gary White and his co-founder Matt Damon have enabled water access for over 66 million people! How? Let's find out.More #water insights? Connect with me on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/antoinewalter1/ #️⃣ All the Links Mentioned in this Episode #️⃣ 🔗 Water.org's website (https://water.org/)🔗 Water Equity's website (https://waterequity.com/)🔗 The World Bank's "Funding a Water Secure Future (https://www.worldbank.org/en/topic/water/publication/funding-a-water-secure-future?trk=feed-detail_main-feed-card_feed-article-content)"🔗 The UN SDG 6 Data Portal (https://www.sdg6data.org/en/node/1)🔗 The Do's and Don'ts of Rural Water Supply (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTj7ztweP4I)🔗 Tom Ferguson's appearance on the podcast (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4g-8j8ulWNA)🎙️ Subscribe and Listen to the Don't Waste Water Podcast HERE 🎙️ Podcast Channel: @dwwpodcast Main Channel: @AntoineWalterDWW Smartlink: https://smartlink.ausha.co/dont-waste-water Website: https://dww.show/podcast/ ▶️ Key IdeasWaterCredit’s Impact: WaterCredit has provided loans totaling $5.5 billion, impacting 66 million people, with a 98% repayment rate.Philanthropy as a Catalyst: Traditional philanthropic approaches often involve one-time spending. In contrast, Water.org creates a sustainable cycle of investment and repayment.Challenges in Water Access: Water.org’s dual approach—bottom-up financing for immediate needs and top-down investment for infrastructure—addresses these challenges comprehensively.Importance of Women in Water Solutions: Empowering women with access to loans for water solutions has broader social benefits, including improved health, education, and economic opportunities.Sustainability and Climate Resilience: Water.org emphasizes the need for climate-resilient infrastructure, ensuring that water solutions are sustainable in the face of environmental changes.Global Collaboration: Water.org collaborates with a network of 140 financial institutions worldwide, facilitating access to water solutions tailored to local needs. Role of Governments and Institutions: While private sector innovation drives much of Water.org’s work, governments and international institutions play a critical role in scaling these solutions. Educating Stakeholders: Public perception and education are crucial. Water.org’s success stories and data-driven approach help change narratives around water access.Future Goals: Water.org aims to reach 100 million people with an additional $1 billion in investment capital. Their long-term vision includes comprehensive water access solutions that integrate both individual and infrastructure needs.👋 SOCIAL MEDIA 👋 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dwwpodcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/AntoineWalter7 🙋 QUESTION: What would you like me to cover next? ⏰ TIME CODES ⏰ 00:00 Meeting Gary White: A Water Legend 01:27 The Impact of WaterCredit 02:57 Challenges and Innovations in Water Access 04:42 Gary White's Journey and Insights 07:10 Financial Strategies for Water Access 09:01 Scaling Water Solutions Globally 11:32 Creating Sustainable Water Infrastructure 15:32 Future Goals and Challenges 18:49 Innovative Financial Models for Water Projects 29:12 Accelerating Project Development with DFIs 30:17 Challenges and Innovations in Water Equity 30:38 Market Gaps and Unique Approaches 33:30 Investor Interest and Financial Returns 35:44 Public Perception and Education 38:23 Role of Governments and International Organizations 43:56 Future of Traditional Charity in Water Projects 48:27 Confidence in Solving the Water Crisis 50:48 Rapid Fire Questions#WaterDevelopment #SDG6 Hosted by Ausha. See ausha.co/privacy-policy for more information.

    55min | Published on July 17, 2024

  • "Poor People are not a Problem, They are a Market to be Served!" - Gary White (Water.org) cover
    "Poor People are not a Problem, They are a Market to be Served!" - Gary White (Water.org) cover
    "Poor People are not a Problem, They are a Market to be Served!" - Gary White (Water.org)

    Gary White, co-founder of Water.org, has been at the forefront of innovative solutions for water access. Alongside Matt Damon, White has provided water and sanitation to over 66 million people through the WaterCredit program. Unlike traditional charity models, WaterCredit offers loans to individuals for water and sanitation projects, which are repaid at a remarkable 98% rate. This approach not only empowers individuals but also creates a sustainable financial model by recycling philanthropic funds.White highlights the significant role of women in this model, as 90% of the borrowers are women. These loans, averaging $377, enable access to essential water and sanitation services, improving health, education, and economic outcomes. The impact is profound: with every loan repaid, the funds can be reused to help more people, creating a multiplier effect.One of the key challenges addressed by Water.org is the need for infrastructure in rural areas. While WaterCredit addresses immediate needs through microloans, Water Equity, another initiative by White, focuses on investing in water infrastructure projects. This dual approach ensures that both individual and community needs are met, providing a comprehensive solution to water access.Water.org’s innovative financial models also emphasize climate resilience. Their projects incorporate environmental impact studies, ensuring that water solutions are sustainable and adaptable to climate change. This forward-thinking approach is crucial for long-term water security.Collaboration is at the heart of Water.org’s strategy. With a network of 140 financial institutions worldwide, they tailor solutions to local needs, ensuring effectiveness and sustainability. This extensive partnership network is vital for scaling their impact and reaching more communities.While private sector innovation drives much of Water.org’s success, White acknowledges the critical role of governments and international institutions. Collaborative efforts are necessary to bridge the financing gap and ensure universal access to safe water and sanitation. Institutions like the World Bank are increasingly recognizing the value of Water.org’s models and incorporating them into their platforms.Public perception and education are also crucial. Changing narratives around water access from a charity issue to a viable market opportunity is essential for attracting investment and support. Water.org’s data-driven approach and success stories play a significant role in this.Looking ahead, Water.org aims to reach 100 million people with an additional $1 billion in investment capital. Their vision includes integrating individual and infrastructure needs, ensuring comprehensive and sustainable water access solutions. By continuing to innovate and collaborate, Water.org (http://Water.org) is set to make significant strides toward global water security.Full Episode: https://dww.show/how-adionics-took-a-bold-stand-in-the-competitive-dle-landscape/ Hosted by Ausha. See ausha.co/privacy-policy for more information.

    01min | Published on July 17, 2024

  • S11E12 - How Adionics Took a Bold Stand in the Competitive DLE Landscape cover
    S11E12 - How Adionics Took a Bold Stand in the Competitive DLE Landscape cover
    S11E12 - How Adionics Took a Bold Stand in the Competitive DLE Landscape

    Imagine transforming the way we extract one of the most critical elements for our green future—lithium. Adionics may be that game-changer in the Direct Lithium Extraction (DLE) market, with their solvent extraction process! More #water insights? Connect with me on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/antoinewalter1/ #️⃣ All the Links Mentioned in this Video #️⃣ 🔗 Have a look at Adionics' website https://www.adionics.com/ 🔗 Come say hi to Gabriel on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/gabriel-toffani/ 🔗 Check out my Lithium deep dive https://youtu.be/JeZJpBySIQo 🔗 Get a glimpse into the various DLE generations https://youtu.be/CxZk9MuWgkY 🎙️ Subscribe and Listen to the Don't Waste Water Podcast HERE 🎙️ Podcast Channel: @dwwpodcast Main Channel: @AntoineWalterDWW Smartlink: https://smartlink.ausha.co/dont-waste-water Website: https://dww.show/podcast/ 👋 SOCIAL MEDIA 👋 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dwwpodcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/AntoineWalter7 🙋 QUESTION: What would you like me to cover next? ⏰ TIME CODES ⏰ 00:00 Introduction 01:49 Gabriel's Journey from Suez to Adionics 03:23 The Promise of Adionics' Technology 09:12 Challenges and Opportunities in the Lithium Market 14:38 Adionics' Industrialization and Future Plans 22:53 Adionics' Global Reach and Partnerships 26:19 SQM's Investment and Future Plans 28:26 Expanding into Hard Rock and Battery Recycling 30:30 Geographical Focus and Market Strategy 32:46 Opening New Offices in South America 33:40 Impact of Lithium Price Fluctuations 35:37 Future of DLE Technologies 38:02 Personal Insights and Career Decisions 41:22 Rapid Fire Questions #DirectLithiumExtraction #Lithium #DLEAbout this Episode:Welcome to the (don't) Waste Water podcast! In each episode, Antoine Walter from DWW Media shares water, wastewater & water entrepreneurship stories. This show will teach you the water industry like you've never seen it. If you're asking how the water sector will overcome the water crises ahead, this podcast is for you. Hosted by Ausha. See ausha.co/privacy-policy for more information.

    45min | Published on July 10, 2024

  • The Future of Lithium Extraction: A Deep Dive into DLE Technologies - Gabriel Toffani (Adionics) cover
    The Future of Lithium Extraction: A Deep Dive into DLE Technologies - Gabriel Toffani (Adionics) cover
    The Future of Lithium Extraction: A Deep Dive into DLE Technologies - Gabriel Toffani (Adionics)

    Adionics, a French company specializing in advanced ionic solutions, has developed a breakthrough technology for lithium extraction known as Flionex. This solvent extraction process is distinguished by its high selectivity, extracting lithium without removing other elements such as boron, potassium, or magnesium. This results in extremely pure lithium chloride, making the process both efficient and environmentally friendly due to its low water consumption. Adionics has demonstrated the industrial readiness of their technology through successful pilot projects in the lithium triangle, particularly at high altitudes, showcasing its scalability and robustness in real-world conditions.Originally focused on desalination, Adionics strategically pivoted to lithium extraction in 2017, anticipating the rising demand for lithium driven by the green energy sector. This shift has allowed the company to position itself as a leader in the lithium extraction market. Adionics targets brines with lithium concentrations ranging from 200 to 50,000 ppm and continually refines its process to address lower concentrations more efficiently.The company offers two primary business models: providing technology and process support to mining companies or forming joint ventures to finance and manage lithium extraction projects. This flexibility allows Adionics to adapt to various market needs and ensure the successful implementation of their technology.Looking ahead, Adionics plans to expand its commercial presence and invest in research to develop more efficient Flyonics molecules for different concentration ranges. They are also exploring applications in lithium battery recycling and hard rock lithium extraction, aiming to extend their innovative approach to new markets. With a strong focus on industrial readiness and environmental sustainability, Adionics is well-positioned to meet the growing global demand for lithium and contribute to the advancement of green mobility .Key PointsAdionics specializes in advanced ionic solutions.Flionex technology selectively extracts lithium.High purity and low water consumption.Industrial pilots in the lithium triangle.Pivoted to lithium extraction in 2017.Targeting brines with 200-50,000 ppm lithium.Offers technology support or joint ventures.Plans to expand commercial presence.Investing in research for more efficient Flyonics.Exploring lithium battery recycling applications.Full Episode: https://dww.show/how-adionics-took-a-bold-stand-in-the-competitive-dle-landscape/ Hosted by Ausha. See ausha.co/privacy-policy for more information.

    02min | Published on July 10, 2024

  • S11E11 - How Aquaporin Channels Reverse and Forward Osmosis Together for Growth cover
    S11E11 - How Aquaporin Channels Reverse and Forward Osmosis Together for Growth cover
    S11E11 - How Aquaporin Channels Reverse and Forward Osmosis Together for Growth

    What's Aquaporin's Path to Profitability? Let's explore the Nobel-Prize-Rooted water tech company's path with CEO Matt Boczkowski! More #water insights? Connect with me on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/antoinewalter1/ #️⃣ All the Links Mentioned in this Video #️⃣ Aquaporin's website: https://aquaporin.com/ Philips Water Solutions: https://www.philips.co.uk/c-e/ho/watercare.html Gallo: https://www.gallo.com/ Singapore's PUB: https://www.pub.gov.sg/ Aquaporin's Annual Report 2023: https://s28.q4cdn.com/433354207/files/doc_financials/2023/ar/240405-Annual-Report-Presentation.pdf Come say Hi to Matt on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/matt-boczkowski-2733271/Full Blog Entry: https://dww.show/how-aquaporin-channels-reverse-and-forward-osmosis-together-for-growth/🎙️ Subscribe and Listen to the Don't Waste Water Podcast HERE 🎙️ Podcast Channel: @dwwpodcast Main Channel: @AntoineWalterDWW Smartlink: https://smartlink.ausha.co/dont-waste-water Website: https://dww.show/podcast/ 👋 SOCIAL MEDIA 👋 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dwwpodcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/AntoineWalter7 🙋 QUESTION: What would you like me to cover next? ⏰ TIME CODES ⏰ 00:00 Introduction 01:49 Editorial 05:03 Challenges and Opportunities in Forward Osmosis 07:32 Aquaporin's Unique Branding and Marketing Approach 10:40 Aquaporin's Journey and IPO Experience 19:27 Forward Osmosis: Challenges and Niche Applications 24:20 Aquaporin's Strategic Focus and Partnerships 35:34 PUB Collaboration and Energy Efficiency 38:09 Forward Osmosis vs. Reverse Osmosis 40:26 Product Portfolio and Strategy 46:36 Revenue Diversification and Market Strategy 49:21 Financial Challenges and Shareholder Support 53:24 Future Vision and Technological Aspirations 56:06 Space Mission and Branding 59:44 Rapid Fire Questions #WaterTech #IPO #ForwardOsmisis About this Episode: Welcome to the (don't) Waste Water podcast! In each episode, Antoine Walter from DWW Media shares water, wastewater & water entrepreneurship stories. This show will teach you the water industry like you've never seen it. If you're asking how the water sector will overcome the water crises ahead, this podcast is for you. Hosted by Ausha. See ausha.co/privacy-policy for more information.

    1h05 | Published on July 3, 2024

  • How Going IPO Boosted This Water Tech Start Up's Confidence - Matt Boczkowski (Aquaporin) cover
    How Going IPO Boosted This Water Tech Start Up's Confidence - Matt Boczkowski (Aquaporin) cover
    How Going IPO Boosted This Water Tech Start Up's Confidence - Matt Boczkowski (Aquaporin)

    Aquaporin, led by CEO Matt Boczkowski, is at the forefront of integrating biotechnology with water treatment. The company's journey began with the Nobel Prize-winning research of Peter Agre on aquaporins, which inspired Aquaporin to develop membranes that mimic these natural water channels. Initially focusing on forward osmosis due to its natural alignment with aquaporin proteins, the company has since expanded into reverse osmosis to tap into established markets and ensure revenue growth.Aquaporin's strategic shift from a primarily residential revenue base to a balanced residential and industrial mix reflects its adaptive market approach. High-profile partnerships with companies like Gallo and Philips underscore Aquaporin's innovative edge and market credibility. The collaboration with PUB in Singapore to create energy-efficient reverse osmosis membranes exemplifies the company's commitment to addressing global water challenges through cutting-edge technology.The company's branding, inspired by the fashion industry, sets it apart in the traditionally conservative water sector. This unique approach not only enhances Aquaporin's market presence but also resonates with consumers and industrial clients alike. Despite the challenges of being a publicly listed company, including the need for financial transparency and rigorous compliance, Aquaporin leverages its public status to secure significant partnerships and investments.Aquaporin's focus on niche applications for forward osmosis, such as wine concentration and lithium extraction, demonstrates a strategic approach to market penetration. By concentrating on specific, high-potential sectors, Aquaporin aims to create impactful solutions that can scale effectively. The company's commitment to innovation and strategic growth is evident in its diverse product portfolio and ongoing efforts to develop new applications for its technology.Looking ahead, Aquaporin aims to achieve profitability within the next few years, balancing growth with financial sustainability. The company's vision includes expanding its technological capabilities, particularly in making its aquaporin protein structures more universally applicable across different membrane technologies. This forward-thinking approach positions Aquaporin to continue leading in the water treatment industry, driving both technological advancements and market success.Key Points:Aquaporin uses biomimetic technology for water purification.Initial focus was on forward osmosis due to natural alignment with aquaporins.Expanded into reverse osmosis to access established markets.Revenue shift from residential to balanced residential and industrial.High-profile partnerships with Gallo and Philips.Collaboration with PUB for energy-efficient reverse osmosis membranes.Branding strategy inspired by the fashion industry.Publicly listed on NASDAQ Copenhagen.Focus on niche applications like wine concentration and lithium extraction.Goal to achieve profitability within the next few years.Diverse product portfolio including residential and industrial applications.Innovative marketing approach differentiates Aquaporin in the market.Strategic growth through targeted niche applications.Commitment to technological advancements in water treatment.Vision to make aquaporin proteins universally applicable across membrane technologies.Full Episode: https://dww.show/how-aquaporin-channels-reverse-and-forward-osmosis-together-for-growth/ Hosted by Ausha. See ausha.co/privacy-policy for more information.

    01min | Published on July 3, 2024

  • S11E10 - How Ionic Solutions Trades High Pressure for High Efficiency in Desalination cover
    S11E10 - How Ionic Solutions Trades High Pressure for High Efficiency in Desalination cover
    S11E10 - How Ionic Solutions Trades High Pressure for High Efficiency in Desalination

    Desalination often means high energy consumption and OPEX. Is there a way to make it more efficient and sustainable? Ionic Solutions thinks so - let's explore this intriguing water tech company.Desalination technology can revolutionize water treatment by significantly reducing energy consumption and allowing controlled mineral content in the water. This approach is crucial for addressing water scarcity and improving sustainability in both industrial and municipal applications.More #water insights? Connect with me on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/antoinewalter1/#️⃣ All the Links Mentioned in this Video #️⃣🔗 Ionic Solutions' Website (https://ionicsolutions.ca/)🔗 Come say Hi to Jordan on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/jordan-grose-bb129b33/)🔗 Read my full blog entry here! (https://dww.show/how-ionic-solutions-trades-high-pressure-for-high-efficiency-in-desalination/)🎙️ Subscribe and Listen to the Don't Waste Water Podcast HERE 🎙️Podcast Channel: @dwwpodcast Main Channel: @AntoineWalterDWW Smartlink: https://smartlink.ausha.co/dont-waste-waterWebsite: https://dww.show/podcast/👋 SOCIAL MEDIA 👋 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dwwpodcast/Twitter: https://twitter.com/AntoineWalter7🙋 QUESTION: What would you like me to cover next?⏰ TIME CODES ⏰00:00 Introduction04:44 Challenges and Benefits of Ionic Solutions' Technology10:10 Commercialization and Market Adoption11:00 Founding Story of Ionic Solutions14:51 Early Adopters and Market Penetration17:08 Case Study: Utility in New York City19:02 Overcoming Market Barriers27:26 Innovative Water Desalination Solutions28:23 Lithium Extraction and Brine Concentration30:40 Global Expansion and Market Adoption32:47 Demonstration Projects and Market Strategy36:24 Future Vision and Company Growth44:56 Rapid Fire Questions#Desalination #WaterTech #IonExchangeAbout this Episode:Welcome to the (don't) Waste Water podcast! In each episode, Antoine Walter from DWW Media shares water, wastewater & water entrepreneurship stories. This show will teach you the water industry like you've never seen it. If you're asking how the water sector will overcome the water crises ahead, this podcast is for you. Hosted by Ausha. See ausha.co/privacy-policy for more information.

    53min | Published on June 26, 2024

  • Revolutionizing Desalination: A Game-Changing Technology - Jordan Grose (Ionic Solutions) cover
    Revolutionizing Desalination: A Game-Changing Technology - Jordan Grose (Ionic Solutions) cover
    Revolutionizing Desalination: A Game-Changing Technology - Jordan Grose (Ionic Solutions)

    Ionic Solutions is transforming the desalination landscape with its innovative ion exchange membrane technology, which offers significant advantages over traditional reverse osmosis (RO) systems. The company's technology stands out due to its exceptionally low power consumption, with some applications achieving up to 97% less energy use compared to RO. This efficiency is particularly evident in low salinity brackish water desalination, though the technology performs well across various applications, typically saving 60-90% in energy costs.One of the key features of Ionic Solutions' technology is its ability to control the mineral content of treated water, allowing for tailored solutions that reduce the need for post-treatment mineral addition. This flexibility is especially valuable in drinking water applications and other industrial processes where specific mineral balances are required.The company targets both industrial and municipal sectors, offering solutions that can augment or replace existing RO systems. A notable success story includes a partnership with a utility in New York City, where Ionic Solutions' technology significantly reduced water and energy costs, contributing to the city's sustainability goals.Strategic partnerships, such as with the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), have been crucial in validating and promoting the technology. These collaborations have helped Ionic Solutions gain credibility and demonstrate the practical benefits of their solutions.Despite the clear advantages, market adoption remains a challenge. The water industry is heavily invested in traditional RO systems, and there is a learning curve associated with adopting new technologies. However, Ionic Solutions is addressing this through demonstration projects and participation in technical conferences to educate engineers and potential clients.Looking ahead, the company aims to expand its technology's applications, including potential use in lithium brine concentration and consumer-level water treatment systems. To support this growth, Ionic Solutions plans to scale up manufacturing and potentially establish production centers in different regions to meet global demand.Fundraising will be a critical component of this expansion, as the company seeks investors interested in making a significant impact on water sustainability. With a mission to increase water security and efficiency, Ionic Solutions is poised to make a substantial contribution to addressing global water challenges.Key PointsIonic Solutions redefines desalination as removing salt ions from any water source.The technology achieves up to 97% less power consumption compared to traditional RO systems.It allows for controlled mineral content in treated water.The company targets both industrial and municipal sectors.Successful case study: Utility in New York City saved water and energy costs.Strategic partnership with EPRI validated the technology.Market adoption remains a challenge due to entrenched RO systems.Future applications include lithium brine concentration.Plans to scale up manufacturing and establish global production centers.Fundraising is critical for expansion and impact on water sustainability.Full Episode: https://dww.show/how-ionic-solutions-trades-high-pressure-for-high-efficiency-in-desalination/ Hosted by Ausha. See ausha.co/privacy-policy for more information.

    03min | Published on June 26, 2024

  • S11E9 - How to End Gibberish and Measure your Water Stewardship Commitments Right cover
    S11E9 - How to End Gibberish and Measure your Water Stewardship Commitments Right cover
    S11E9 - How to End Gibberish and Measure your Water Stewardship Commitments Right

    Water Stewardship and Water Risk Mitigation will be key topics of the upcoming decade. But how can you measure your impact and performance on these if there's no scale? That's where SCS 116 enters the picture: let's explore!More #water insights? Connect with me on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/antoinewalter1/#️⃣ All the Links Mentioned in this Video #️⃣SCS Global Services - https://fr.scsglobalservices.com/services/water-stewardship-and-resiliency-certificationCDP Water - https://www.cdp.net/en/waterAxiom Climate - https://www.axiomclimate.com/Microsoft / Fido AI - https://fido.tech/news/fido-and-microsoft-collaboration-continues-expansion-to-mexico/Global Water Intelligence / XPV - https://my.globalwaterintel-insights.com/l/2DC/watersecurityinvestmentProtect Our Winters - https://protectourwinters.org/🎙️ Subscribe and Listen to the Don't Waste Water Podcast HERE 🎙️Podcast Channel: @dwwpodcast Main Channel: @AntoineWalterDWW Smartlink: https://smartlink.ausha.co/dont-waste-waterWebsite: https://dww.show/podcast/👋 SOCIAL MEDIA 👋 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dwwpodcast/Twitter: https://twitter.com/AntoineWalter7🙋 QUESTION: What would you like me to cover next?⏰ TIME CODES ⏰00:00 Introduction04:22 Understanding Water Stewardship and Its Importance05:00 The Need for Water Stewardship Standards06:48 The Role of SCS in Water Stewardship08:29 Challenges and Opportunities in Water Stewardship20:27 The SCS 116 Water Standard26:45 Future of Water Stewardship and Standards34:13 Facing Criticism37:04 Feedback and Gaps in Standards41:12 Global Water Index Debate46:00 Axiom Climate Updates49:10 Impact of Educational Initiatives53:58 Rapid Fire Questions#WaterStewardship #WaterImpact #WaterStandardAbout this Episode:Welcome to the (don't) Waste Water podcast! In each episode, Antoine Walter from DWW Media shares water, wastewater & water entrepreneurship stories. This show will teach you the water industry like you've never seen it. If you're asking how the water sector will overcome the water crises ahead, this podcast is for you. Hosted by Ausha. See ausha.co/privacy-policy for more information.

    1h02 | Published on June 19, 2024

  • Revolutionizing Water Management: A New Approach to Sustainability - Lauren Enright (SCS Global Services) cover
    Revolutionizing Water Management: A New Approach to Sustainability - Lauren Enright (SCS Global Services) cover
    Revolutionizing Water Management: A New Approach to Sustainability - Lauren Enright (SCS Global Services)

    Water stewardship is about managing water resources sustainably and equitably for all stakeholders. This involves setting standards, measuring impact, and encouraging companies to adopt best practices for water use, aiming to create a positive impact on local communities and the environment.Water stewardship is the management of water resources in a sustainable and equitable manner, considering the needs of all stakeholders involved. Lauren Enright from SCS Global Services explains that this concept has evolved over the past decade, expanding from traditional water management to include broader social and environmental impacts. To promote effective water stewardship, standards like SCS 116 have been developed, aiming to provide a structured approach for companies to measure, report, and improve their water use practices.The conversation highlights the importance of setting quantifiable standards for water stewardship, similar to ESG standards, to ensure that companies can objectively measure their impact and make informed decisions. The challenge lies in determining whether these standards should be voluntary or mandatory, and how they can be effectively implemented and scrutinized.Lauren emphasizes the role of accurate reporting and measurement in water stewardship, noting that companies must integrate water biodiversity into their corporate cultures to achieve meaningful progress. The development of tools and technologies, such as those by Microsoft and Fido AI for leak detection, plays a crucial role in improving water efficiency and reducing non-revenue water losses.The discussion also touches on the growing investment in water-related initiatives, driven by regulatory requirements and the recognition of financial opportunities. Projections suggest a significant increase in investment in water stewardship, highlighting the need for companies to adopt best practices and make tangible impacts on local communities and ecosystems.In addition to corporate efforts, educational outreach and public engagement are essential for fostering a broader understanding of water stewardship. Initiatives like Axiom Climate aim to educate and involve the public in addressing water and climate issues, emphasizing the importance of community involvement.Overall, the conversation underscores the importance of developing and adopting water stewardship standards, leveraging technology and reporting tools, and engaging both corporate and public sectors to achieve sustainable water management practices.Key PointsWater stewardship involves managing water sustainably and equitably.Standards like SCS 116 help quantify and improve water use practices.The challenge is balancing voluntary versus mandatory standards.Accurate reporting and measurement are crucial for progress.Companies must integrate water biodiversity into their cultures.Innovative technologies aid in improving water efficiency.Investment in water stewardship is projected to increase significantly.Effective water stewardship requires both global and local actions.Corporate leaders like Microsoft are setting examples in water management.Educational outreach is vital for public understanding and involvement.Full Episode: https://dww.show/how-to-end-bullshit-and-measure-your-water-stewardship-commitments-right/ Hosted by Ausha. See ausha.co/privacy-policy for more information.

    03min | Published on June 19, 2024

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Description

❓ Ever wondered how the #WaterIndustry was reacting to our World's Water Challenges? Water Scarcity? #SDG6? PFAS? Climate Change? Circular Economy? Digitization and Smart Water?

💪 Get the Water Market pulse for free. In one hour per week, while you do the dishes!

📈 We talk water investment, water tech, water entrepreneurship and water market with entrepreneurs, thought leaders, book authors, scientists, investment funds, VCs, and C-Level experts from water majors.

➡️ Leverage their insights, advice & experience and ensure to stay on top of best practices

🗓️ Tune in every Wednesday (don't miss out! 😅)

🌐 Find all the detailed episode notes, interviews, infographics, and more at http://dww.show


Currently in its 10th Season, the "(don't) Waste Water" podcast has already welcomed around 200 guests from Water Majors (SUEZ, Veolia, Jacobs, Xylem, Kemira, Evoqua, Aquatech, SKion Water...), Scale-Ups (Cambrian Innovation, Epic Cleantec, Liqtech, 374Water, Gingko Bioworks...), Start-Ups (Puraffinity, KETOS, 120Water, ZwitterCo, Membrion, Source...), Universities (Berkeley, the Columbia Water Center), Investment Funds (Sciens Water, Mazarine, Burnt Island Ventures...), Business Accelerators (Imagine H2O, Elemental...), Book Authors (Seth Siegel, David Sedlak, David Lloyd Owen...) or Market Intelligence Companies (BlueTech Research, Global Water Intelligence, World Bank, OECD, Isle Utilities...). Or simply water legends like Mina Guli or Andrew Benedek!


On the "(don't) Waste Water" podcast, I strive to make the Water Industry easy to understand for everyone, starting with water professionals, executives, and investors. Hence, he opens the microphone to seasoned, inspirational water experts to discuss their field of excellence.


No one can claim an all-around in-depth understanding of a matter as complex as Water. But piece by piece, you can rebuild the puzzle. With curiosity, patience, and passion, Antoine Walter explores topics such as Advanced Treatment Technologies, Water-Energy Nexus (Hydrogen, Lithium...), PFAS removal, Nature-Based Solutions, Wastewater Reuse, Distributed Water Treatments, Water Finance, and Water Entrepreneurship.


I actually firmly believe that regular listeners of the "(don't) Waste Water" podcast may, in the end, claim a "Water MBA!"


A particular field of interest is how innovation forms, grows and gets widely adopted in a complex and conservative field like the Water Industry. This may be one of the keys to achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal n°6 - #SDG6.


ABOUT ME:


I'm a second-generation Water Professional - the legend says my dad traded excavator sessions for me in river banks against lunch invitations. I followed on this early start by completing a Master's in Hydraulics and Environmental Engineering, then won the "Golden Mission" contest organized by ENGIE (GDF-SUEZ).


This led me to travel the Asia-Pacific region for one year to explore, amongst others, water treatment in Hong Kong, desalination facilities in Melbourne, water distribution management in Jakarta, water innovation in Singapore or social water projects in New Delhi and Gujarat. All of that was documented in videos, blog articles, radio spots, and conferences in engineering and business schools (that's where I got hooked!)


I've then worked for SUEZ in Switzerland in strategic marketing, business development, and sales for the DACH and Nordic regions, with an emphasis on micropollutant removal.


I then joined GF Piping Systems in 2017 to take over the business development for the company's services in Europe, then for all Water Treatment and Lithium topics worldwide.


I've been a regular speaker at conferences on four continents, gave my first TEDx in 2022, and regularly acted as a host.

Since 2020, I've been hosting the "(don't) Waste Water" podcast and giving lectures in Business and Engineering schools.


I'm married, a happy father of three, and I'm French (nobody's perfect 😅).

Description

❓ Ever wondered how the #WaterIndustry was reacting to our World's Water Challenges? Water Scarcity? #SDG6? PFAS? Climate Change? Circular Economy? Digitization and Smart Water?

💪 Get the Water Market pulse for free. In one hour per week, while you do the dishes!

📈 We talk water investment, water tech, water entrepreneurship and water market with entrepreneurs, thought leaders, book authors, scientists, investment funds, VCs, and C-Level experts from water majors.

➡️ Leverage their insights, advice & experience and ensure to stay on top of best practices

🗓️ Tune in every Wednesday (don't miss out! 😅)

🌐 Find all the detailed episode notes, interviews, infographics, and more at http://dww.show


Currently in its 10th Season, the "(don't) Waste Water" podcast has already welcomed around 200 guests from Water Majors (SUEZ, Veolia, Jacobs, Xylem, Kemira, Evoqua, Aquatech, SKion Water...), Scale-Ups (Cambrian Innovation, Epic Cleantec, Liqtech, 374Water, Gingko Bioworks...), Start-Ups (Puraffinity, KETOS, 120Water, ZwitterCo, Membrion, Source...), Universities (Berkeley, the Columbia Water Center), Investment Funds (Sciens Water, Mazarine, Burnt Island Ventures...), Business Accelerators (Imagine H2O, Elemental...), Book Authors (Seth Siegel, David Sedlak, David Lloyd Owen...) or Market Intelligence Companies (BlueTech Research, Global Water Intelligence, World Bank, OECD, Isle Utilities...). Or simply water legends like Mina Guli or Andrew Benedek!


On the "(don't) Waste Water" podcast, I strive to make the Water Industry easy to understand for everyone, starting with water professionals, executives, and investors. Hence, he opens the microphone to seasoned, inspirational water experts to discuss their field of excellence.


No one can claim an all-around in-depth understanding of a matter as complex as Water. But piece by piece, you can rebuild the puzzle. With curiosity, patience, and passion, Antoine Walter explores topics such as Advanced Treatment Technologies, Water-Energy Nexus (Hydrogen, Lithium...), PFAS removal, Nature-Based Solutions, Wastewater Reuse, Distributed Water Treatments, Water Finance, and Water Entrepreneurship.


I actually firmly believe that regular listeners of the "(don't) Waste Water" podcast may, in the end, claim a "Water MBA!"


A particular field of interest is how innovation forms, grows and gets widely adopted in a complex and conservative field like the Water Industry. This may be one of the keys to achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal n°6 - #SDG6.


ABOUT ME:


I'm a second-generation Water Professional - the legend says my dad traded excavator sessions for me in river banks against lunch invitations. I followed on this early start by completing a Master's in Hydraulics and Environmental Engineering, then won the "Golden Mission" contest organized by ENGIE (GDF-SUEZ).


This led me to travel the Asia-Pacific region for one year to explore, amongst others, water treatment in Hong Kong, desalination facilities in Melbourne, water distribution management in Jakarta, water innovation in Singapore or social water projects in New Delhi and Gujarat. All of that was documented in videos, blog articles, radio spots, and conferences in engineering and business schools (that's where I got hooked!)


I've then worked for SUEZ in Switzerland in strategic marketing, business development, and sales for the DACH and Nordic regions, with an emphasis on micropollutant removal.


I then joined GF Piping Systems in 2017 to take over the business development for the company's services in Europe, then for all Water Treatment and Lithium topics worldwide.


I've been a regular speaker at conferences on four continents, gave my first TEDx in 2022, and regularly acted as a host.

Since 2020, I've been hosting the "(don't) Waste Water" podcast and giving lectures in Business and Engineering schools.


I'm married, a happy father of three, and I'm French (nobody's perfect 😅).

414 episodes

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    Season 11

  • S11E13 - The World's Best Water Entrepreneur Actually Runs a Charity cover
    S11E13 - The World's Best Water Entrepreneur Actually Runs a Charity cover
    S11E13 - The World's Best Water Entrepreneur Actually Runs a Charity

    Gary White and his co-founder Matt Damon have enabled water access for over 66 million people! How? Let's find out.More #water insights? Connect with me on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/antoinewalter1/ #️⃣ All the Links Mentioned in this Episode #️⃣ 🔗 Water.org's website (https://water.org/)🔗 Water Equity's website (https://waterequity.com/)🔗 The World Bank's "Funding a Water Secure Future (https://www.worldbank.org/en/topic/water/publication/funding-a-water-secure-future?trk=feed-detail_main-feed-card_feed-article-content)"🔗 The UN SDG 6 Data Portal (https://www.sdg6data.org/en/node/1)🔗 The Do's and Don'ts of Rural Water Supply (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTj7ztweP4I)🔗 Tom Ferguson's appearance on the podcast (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4g-8j8ulWNA)🎙️ Subscribe and Listen to the Don't Waste Water Podcast HERE 🎙️ Podcast Channel: @dwwpodcast Main Channel: @AntoineWalterDWW Smartlink: https://smartlink.ausha.co/dont-waste-water Website: https://dww.show/podcast/ ▶️ Key IdeasWaterCredit’s Impact: WaterCredit has provided loans totaling $5.5 billion, impacting 66 million people, with a 98% repayment rate.Philanthropy as a Catalyst: Traditional philanthropic approaches often involve one-time spending. In contrast, Water.org creates a sustainable cycle of investment and repayment.Challenges in Water Access: Water.org’s dual approach—bottom-up financing for immediate needs and top-down investment for infrastructure—addresses these challenges comprehensively.Importance of Women in Water Solutions: Empowering women with access to loans for water solutions has broader social benefits, including improved health, education, and economic opportunities.Sustainability and Climate Resilience: Water.org emphasizes the need for climate-resilient infrastructure, ensuring that water solutions are sustainable in the face of environmental changes.Global Collaboration: Water.org collaborates with a network of 140 financial institutions worldwide, facilitating access to water solutions tailored to local needs. Role of Governments and Institutions: While private sector innovation drives much of Water.org’s work, governments and international institutions play a critical role in scaling these solutions. Educating Stakeholders: Public perception and education are crucial. Water.org’s success stories and data-driven approach help change narratives around water access.Future Goals: Water.org aims to reach 100 million people with an additional $1 billion in investment capital. Their long-term vision includes comprehensive water access solutions that integrate both individual and infrastructure needs.👋 SOCIAL MEDIA 👋 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dwwpodcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/AntoineWalter7 🙋 QUESTION: What would you like me to cover next? ⏰ TIME CODES ⏰ 00:00 Meeting Gary White: A Water Legend 01:27 The Impact of WaterCredit 02:57 Challenges and Innovations in Water Access 04:42 Gary White's Journey and Insights 07:10 Financial Strategies for Water Access 09:01 Scaling Water Solutions Globally 11:32 Creating Sustainable Water Infrastructure 15:32 Future Goals and Challenges 18:49 Innovative Financial Models for Water Projects 29:12 Accelerating Project Development with DFIs 30:17 Challenges and Innovations in Water Equity 30:38 Market Gaps and Unique Approaches 33:30 Investor Interest and Financial Returns 35:44 Public Perception and Education 38:23 Role of Governments and International Organizations 43:56 Future of Traditional Charity in Water Projects 48:27 Confidence in Solving the Water Crisis 50:48 Rapid Fire Questions#WaterDevelopment #SDG6 Hosted by Ausha. See ausha.co/privacy-policy for more information.

    55min | Published on July 17, 2024

  • "Poor People are not a Problem, They are a Market to be Served!" - Gary White (Water.org) cover
    "Poor People are not a Problem, They are a Market to be Served!" - Gary White (Water.org) cover
    "Poor People are not a Problem, They are a Market to be Served!" - Gary White (Water.org)

    Gary White, co-founder of Water.org, has been at the forefront of innovative solutions for water access. Alongside Matt Damon, White has provided water and sanitation to over 66 million people through the WaterCredit program. Unlike traditional charity models, WaterCredit offers loans to individuals for water and sanitation projects, which are repaid at a remarkable 98% rate. This approach not only empowers individuals but also creates a sustainable financial model by recycling philanthropic funds.White highlights the significant role of women in this model, as 90% of the borrowers are women. These loans, averaging $377, enable access to essential water and sanitation services, improving health, education, and economic outcomes. The impact is profound: with every loan repaid, the funds can be reused to help more people, creating a multiplier effect.One of the key challenges addressed by Water.org is the need for infrastructure in rural areas. While WaterCredit addresses immediate needs through microloans, Water Equity, another initiative by White, focuses on investing in water infrastructure projects. This dual approach ensures that both individual and community needs are met, providing a comprehensive solution to water access.Water.org’s innovative financial models also emphasize climate resilience. Their projects incorporate environmental impact studies, ensuring that water solutions are sustainable and adaptable to climate change. This forward-thinking approach is crucial for long-term water security.Collaboration is at the heart of Water.org’s strategy. With a network of 140 financial institutions worldwide, they tailor solutions to local needs, ensuring effectiveness and sustainability. This extensive partnership network is vital for scaling their impact and reaching more communities.While private sector innovation drives much of Water.org’s success, White acknowledges the critical role of governments and international institutions. Collaborative efforts are necessary to bridge the financing gap and ensure universal access to safe water and sanitation. Institutions like the World Bank are increasingly recognizing the value of Water.org’s models and incorporating them into their platforms.Public perception and education are also crucial. Changing narratives around water access from a charity issue to a viable market opportunity is essential for attracting investment and support. Water.org’s data-driven approach and success stories play a significant role in this.Looking ahead, Water.org aims to reach 100 million people with an additional $1 billion in investment capital. Their vision includes integrating individual and infrastructure needs, ensuring comprehensive and sustainable water access solutions. By continuing to innovate and collaborate, Water.org (http://Water.org) is set to make significant strides toward global water security.Full Episode: https://dww.show/how-adionics-took-a-bold-stand-in-the-competitive-dle-landscape/ Hosted by Ausha. See ausha.co/privacy-policy for more information.

    01min | Published on July 17, 2024

  • S11E12 - How Adionics Took a Bold Stand in the Competitive DLE Landscape cover
    S11E12 - How Adionics Took a Bold Stand in the Competitive DLE Landscape cover
    S11E12 - How Adionics Took a Bold Stand in the Competitive DLE Landscape

    Imagine transforming the way we extract one of the most critical elements for our green future—lithium. Adionics may be that game-changer in the Direct Lithium Extraction (DLE) market, with their solvent extraction process! More #water insights? Connect with me on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/antoinewalter1/ #️⃣ All the Links Mentioned in this Video #️⃣ 🔗 Have a look at Adionics' website https://www.adionics.com/ 🔗 Come say hi to Gabriel on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/gabriel-toffani/ 🔗 Check out my Lithium deep dive https://youtu.be/JeZJpBySIQo 🔗 Get a glimpse into the various DLE generations https://youtu.be/CxZk9MuWgkY 🎙️ Subscribe and Listen to the Don't Waste Water Podcast HERE 🎙️ Podcast Channel: @dwwpodcast Main Channel: @AntoineWalterDWW Smartlink: https://smartlink.ausha.co/dont-waste-water Website: https://dww.show/podcast/ 👋 SOCIAL MEDIA 👋 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dwwpodcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/AntoineWalter7 🙋 QUESTION: What would you like me to cover next? ⏰ TIME CODES ⏰ 00:00 Introduction 01:49 Gabriel's Journey from Suez to Adionics 03:23 The Promise of Adionics' Technology 09:12 Challenges and Opportunities in the Lithium Market 14:38 Adionics' Industrialization and Future Plans 22:53 Adionics' Global Reach and Partnerships 26:19 SQM's Investment and Future Plans 28:26 Expanding into Hard Rock and Battery Recycling 30:30 Geographical Focus and Market Strategy 32:46 Opening New Offices in South America 33:40 Impact of Lithium Price Fluctuations 35:37 Future of DLE Technologies 38:02 Personal Insights and Career Decisions 41:22 Rapid Fire Questions #DirectLithiumExtraction #Lithium #DLEAbout this Episode:Welcome to the (don't) Waste Water podcast! In each episode, Antoine Walter from DWW Media shares water, wastewater & water entrepreneurship stories. This show will teach you the water industry like you've never seen it. If you're asking how the water sector will overcome the water crises ahead, this podcast is for you. Hosted by Ausha. See ausha.co/privacy-policy for more information.

    45min | Published on July 10, 2024

  • The Future of Lithium Extraction: A Deep Dive into DLE Technologies - Gabriel Toffani (Adionics) cover
    The Future of Lithium Extraction: A Deep Dive into DLE Technologies - Gabriel Toffani (Adionics) cover
    The Future of Lithium Extraction: A Deep Dive into DLE Technologies - Gabriel Toffani (Adionics)

    Adionics, a French company specializing in advanced ionic solutions, has developed a breakthrough technology for lithium extraction known as Flionex. This solvent extraction process is distinguished by its high selectivity, extracting lithium without removing other elements such as boron, potassium, or magnesium. This results in extremely pure lithium chloride, making the process both efficient and environmentally friendly due to its low water consumption. Adionics has demonstrated the industrial readiness of their technology through successful pilot projects in the lithium triangle, particularly at high altitudes, showcasing its scalability and robustness in real-world conditions.Originally focused on desalination, Adionics strategically pivoted to lithium extraction in 2017, anticipating the rising demand for lithium driven by the green energy sector. This shift has allowed the company to position itself as a leader in the lithium extraction market. Adionics targets brines with lithium concentrations ranging from 200 to 50,000 ppm and continually refines its process to address lower concentrations more efficiently.The company offers two primary business models: providing technology and process support to mining companies or forming joint ventures to finance and manage lithium extraction projects. This flexibility allows Adionics to adapt to various market needs and ensure the successful implementation of their technology.Looking ahead, Adionics plans to expand its commercial presence and invest in research to develop more efficient Flyonics molecules for different concentration ranges. They are also exploring applications in lithium battery recycling and hard rock lithium extraction, aiming to extend their innovative approach to new markets. With a strong focus on industrial readiness and environmental sustainability, Adionics is well-positioned to meet the growing global demand for lithium and contribute to the advancement of green mobility .Key PointsAdionics specializes in advanced ionic solutions.Flionex technology selectively extracts lithium.High purity and low water consumption.Industrial pilots in the lithium triangle.Pivoted to lithium extraction in 2017.Targeting brines with 200-50,000 ppm lithium.Offers technology support or joint ventures.Plans to expand commercial presence.Investing in research for more efficient Flyonics.Exploring lithium battery recycling applications.Full Episode: https://dww.show/how-adionics-took-a-bold-stand-in-the-competitive-dle-landscape/ Hosted by Ausha. See ausha.co/privacy-policy for more information.

    02min | Published on July 10, 2024

  • S11E11 - How Aquaporin Channels Reverse and Forward Osmosis Together for Growth cover
    S11E11 - How Aquaporin Channels Reverse and Forward Osmosis Together for Growth cover
    S11E11 - How Aquaporin Channels Reverse and Forward Osmosis Together for Growth

    What's Aquaporin's Path to Profitability? Let's explore the Nobel-Prize-Rooted water tech company's path with CEO Matt Boczkowski! More #water insights? Connect with me on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/antoinewalter1/ #️⃣ All the Links Mentioned in this Video #️⃣ Aquaporin's website: https://aquaporin.com/ Philips Water Solutions: https://www.philips.co.uk/c-e/ho/watercare.html Gallo: https://www.gallo.com/ Singapore's PUB: https://www.pub.gov.sg/ Aquaporin's Annual Report 2023: https://s28.q4cdn.com/433354207/files/doc_financials/2023/ar/240405-Annual-Report-Presentation.pdf Come say Hi to Matt on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/matt-boczkowski-2733271/Full Blog Entry: https://dww.show/how-aquaporin-channels-reverse-and-forward-osmosis-together-for-growth/🎙️ Subscribe and Listen to the Don't Waste Water Podcast HERE 🎙️ Podcast Channel: @dwwpodcast Main Channel: @AntoineWalterDWW Smartlink: https://smartlink.ausha.co/dont-waste-water Website: https://dww.show/podcast/ 👋 SOCIAL MEDIA 👋 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dwwpodcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/AntoineWalter7 🙋 QUESTION: What would you like me to cover next? ⏰ TIME CODES ⏰ 00:00 Introduction 01:49 Editorial 05:03 Challenges and Opportunities in Forward Osmosis 07:32 Aquaporin's Unique Branding and Marketing Approach 10:40 Aquaporin's Journey and IPO Experience 19:27 Forward Osmosis: Challenges and Niche Applications 24:20 Aquaporin's Strategic Focus and Partnerships 35:34 PUB Collaboration and Energy Efficiency 38:09 Forward Osmosis vs. Reverse Osmosis 40:26 Product Portfolio and Strategy 46:36 Revenue Diversification and Market Strategy 49:21 Financial Challenges and Shareholder Support 53:24 Future Vision and Technological Aspirations 56:06 Space Mission and Branding 59:44 Rapid Fire Questions #WaterTech #IPO #ForwardOsmisis About this Episode: Welcome to the (don't) Waste Water podcast! In each episode, Antoine Walter from DWW Media shares water, wastewater & water entrepreneurship stories. This show will teach you the water industry like you've never seen it. If you're asking how the water sector will overcome the water crises ahead, this podcast is for you. Hosted by Ausha. See ausha.co/privacy-policy for more information.

    1h05 | Published on July 3, 2024

  • How Going IPO Boosted This Water Tech Start Up's Confidence - Matt Boczkowski (Aquaporin) cover
    How Going IPO Boosted This Water Tech Start Up's Confidence - Matt Boczkowski (Aquaporin) cover
    How Going IPO Boosted This Water Tech Start Up's Confidence - Matt Boczkowski (Aquaporin)

    Aquaporin, led by CEO Matt Boczkowski, is at the forefront of integrating biotechnology with water treatment. The company's journey began with the Nobel Prize-winning research of Peter Agre on aquaporins, which inspired Aquaporin to develop membranes that mimic these natural water channels. Initially focusing on forward osmosis due to its natural alignment with aquaporin proteins, the company has since expanded into reverse osmosis to tap into established markets and ensure revenue growth.Aquaporin's strategic shift from a primarily residential revenue base to a balanced residential and industrial mix reflects its adaptive market approach. High-profile partnerships with companies like Gallo and Philips underscore Aquaporin's innovative edge and market credibility. The collaboration with PUB in Singapore to create energy-efficient reverse osmosis membranes exemplifies the company's commitment to addressing global water challenges through cutting-edge technology.The company's branding, inspired by the fashion industry, sets it apart in the traditionally conservative water sector. This unique approach not only enhances Aquaporin's market presence but also resonates with consumers and industrial clients alike. Despite the challenges of being a publicly listed company, including the need for financial transparency and rigorous compliance, Aquaporin leverages its public status to secure significant partnerships and investments.Aquaporin's focus on niche applications for forward osmosis, such as wine concentration and lithium extraction, demonstrates a strategic approach to market penetration. By concentrating on specific, high-potential sectors, Aquaporin aims to create impactful solutions that can scale effectively. The company's commitment to innovation and strategic growth is evident in its diverse product portfolio and ongoing efforts to develop new applications for its technology.Looking ahead, Aquaporin aims to achieve profitability within the next few years, balancing growth with financial sustainability. The company's vision includes expanding its technological capabilities, particularly in making its aquaporin protein structures more universally applicable across different membrane technologies. This forward-thinking approach positions Aquaporin to continue leading in the water treatment industry, driving both technological advancements and market success.Key Points:Aquaporin uses biomimetic technology for water purification.Initial focus was on forward osmosis due to natural alignment with aquaporins.Expanded into reverse osmosis to access established markets.Revenue shift from residential to balanced residential and industrial.High-profile partnerships with Gallo and Philips.Collaboration with PUB for energy-efficient reverse osmosis membranes.Branding strategy inspired by the fashion industry.Publicly listed on NASDAQ Copenhagen.Focus on niche applications like wine concentration and lithium extraction.Goal to achieve profitability within the next few years.Diverse product portfolio including residential and industrial applications.Innovative marketing approach differentiates Aquaporin in the market.Strategic growth through targeted niche applications.Commitment to technological advancements in water treatment.Vision to make aquaporin proteins universally applicable across membrane technologies.Full Episode: https://dww.show/how-aquaporin-channels-reverse-and-forward-osmosis-together-for-growth/ Hosted by Ausha. See ausha.co/privacy-policy for more information.

    01min | Published on July 3, 2024

  • S11E10 - How Ionic Solutions Trades High Pressure for High Efficiency in Desalination cover
    S11E10 - How Ionic Solutions Trades High Pressure for High Efficiency in Desalination cover
    S11E10 - How Ionic Solutions Trades High Pressure for High Efficiency in Desalination

    Desalination often means high energy consumption and OPEX. Is there a way to make it more efficient and sustainable? Ionic Solutions thinks so - let's explore this intriguing water tech company.Desalination technology can revolutionize water treatment by significantly reducing energy consumption and allowing controlled mineral content in the water. This approach is crucial for addressing water scarcity and improving sustainability in both industrial and municipal applications.More #water insights? Connect with me on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/antoinewalter1/#️⃣ All the Links Mentioned in this Video #️⃣🔗 Ionic Solutions' Website (https://ionicsolutions.ca/)🔗 Come say Hi to Jordan on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/jordan-grose-bb129b33/)🔗 Read my full blog entry here! (https://dww.show/how-ionic-solutions-trades-high-pressure-for-high-efficiency-in-desalination/)🎙️ Subscribe and Listen to the Don't Waste Water Podcast HERE 🎙️Podcast Channel: @dwwpodcast Main Channel: @AntoineWalterDWW Smartlink: https://smartlink.ausha.co/dont-waste-waterWebsite: https://dww.show/podcast/👋 SOCIAL MEDIA 👋 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dwwpodcast/Twitter: https://twitter.com/AntoineWalter7🙋 QUESTION: What would you like me to cover next?⏰ TIME CODES ⏰00:00 Introduction04:44 Challenges and Benefits of Ionic Solutions' Technology10:10 Commercialization and Market Adoption11:00 Founding Story of Ionic Solutions14:51 Early Adopters and Market Penetration17:08 Case Study: Utility in New York City19:02 Overcoming Market Barriers27:26 Innovative Water Desalination Solutions28:23 Lithium Extraction and Brine Concentration30:40 Global Expansion and Market Adoption32:47 Demonstration Projects and Market Strategy36:24 Future Vision and Company Growth44:56 Rapid Fire Questions#Desalination #WaterTech #IonExchangeAbout this Episode:Welcome to the (don't) Waste Water podcast! In each episode, Antoine Walter from DWW Media shares water, wastewater & water entrepreneurship stories. This show will teach you the water industry like you've never seen it. If you're asking how the water sector will overcome the water crises ahead, this podcast is for you. Hosted by Ausha. See ausha.co/privacy-policy for more information.

    53min | Published on June 26, 2024

  • Revolutionizing Desalination: A Game-Changing Technology - Jordan Grose (Ionic Solutions) cover
    Revolutionizing Desalination: A Game-Changing Technology - Jordan Grose (Ionic Solutions) cover
    Revolutionizing Desalination: A Game-Changing Technology - Jordan Grose (Ionic Solutions)

    Ionic Solutions is transforming the desalination landscape with its innovative ion exchange membrane technology, which offers significant advantages over traditional reverse osmosis (RO) systems. The company's technology stands out due to its exceptionally low power consumption, with some applications achieving up to 97% less energy use compared to RO. This efficiency is particularly evident in low salinity brackish water desalination, though the technology performs well across various applications, typically saving 60-90% in energy costs.One of the key features of Ionic Solutions' technology is its ability to control the mineral content of treated water, allowing for tailored solutions that reduce the need for post-treatment mineral addition. This flexibility is especially valuable in drinking water applications and other industrial processes where specific mineral balances are required.The company targets both industrial and municipal sectors, offering solutions that can augment or replace existing RO systems. A notable success story includes a partnership with a utility in New York City, where Ionic Solutions' technology significantly reduced water and energy costs, contributing to the city's sustainability goals.Strategic partnerships, such as with the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), have been crucial in validating and promoting the technology. These collaborations have helped Ionic Solutions gain credibility and demonstrate the practical benefits of their solutions.Despite the clear advantages, market adoption remains a challenge. The water industry is heavily invested in traditional RO systems, and there is a learning curve associated with adopting new technologies. However, Ionic Solutions is addressing this through demonstration projects and participation in technical conferences to educate engineers and potential clients.Looking ahead, the company aims to expand its technology's applications, including potential use in lithium brine concentration and consumer-level water treatment systems. To support this growth, Ionic Solutions plans to scale up manufacturing and potentially establish production centers in different regions to meet global demand.Fundraising will be a critical component of this expansion, as the company seeks investors interested in making a significant impact on water sustainability. With a mission to increase water security and efficiency, Ionic Solutions is poised to make a substantial contribution to addressing global water challenges.Key PointsIonic Solutions redefines desalination as removing salt ions from any water source.The technology achieves up to 97% less power consumption compared to traditional RO systems.It allows for controlled mineral content in treated water.The company targets both industrial and municipal sectors.Successful case study: Utility in New York City saved water and energy costs.Strategic partnership with EPRI validated the technology.Market adoption remains a challenge due to entrenched RO systems.Future applications include lithium brine concentration.Plans to scale up manufacturing and establish global production centers.Fundraising is critical for expansion and impact on water sustainability.Full Episode: https://dww.show/how-ionic-solutions-trades-high-pressure-for-high-efficiency-in-desalination/ Hosted by Ausha. See ausha.co/privacy-policy for more information.

    03min | Published on June 26, 2024

  • S11E9 - How to End Gibberish and Measure your Water Stewardship Commitments Right cover
    S11E9 - How to End Gibberish and Measure your Water Stewardship Commitments Right cover
    S11E9 - How to End Gibberish and Measure your Water Stewardship Commitments Right

    Water Stewardship and Water Risk Mitigation will be key topics of the upcoming decade. But how can you measure your impact and performance on these if there's no scale? That's where SCS 116 enters the picture: let's explore!More #water insights? Connect with me on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/antoinewalter1/#️⃣ All the Links Mentioned in this Video #️⃣SCS Global Services - https://fr.scsglobalservices.com/services/water-stewardship-and-resiliency-certificationCDP Water - https://www.cdp.net/en/waterAxiom Climate - https://www.axiomclimate.com/Microsoft / Fido AI - https://fido.tech/news/fido-and-microsoft-collaboration-continues-expansion-to-mexico/Global Water Intelligence / XPV - https://my.globalwaterintel-insights.com/l/2DC/watersecurityinvestmentProtect Our Winters - https://protectourwinters.org/🎙️ Subscribe and Listen to the Don't Waste Water Podcast HERE 🎙️Podcast Channel: @dwwpodcast Main Channel: @AntoineWalterDWW Smartlink: https://smartlink.ausha.co/dont-waste-waterWebsite: https://dww.show/podcast/👋 SOCIAL MEDIA 👋 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dwwpodcast/Twitter: https://twitter.com/AntoineWalter7🙋 QUESTION: What would you like me to cover next?⏰ TIME CODES ⏰00:00 Introduction04:22 Understanding Water Stewardship and Its Importance05:00 The Need for Water Stewardship Standards06:48 The Role of SCS in Water Stewardship08:29 Challenges and Opportunities in Water Stewardship20:27 The SCS 116 Water Standard26:45 Future of Water Stewardship and Standards34:13 Facing Criticism37:04 Feedback and Gaps in Standards41:12 Global Water Index Debate46:00 Axiom Climate Updates49:10 Impact of Educational Initiatives53:58 Rapid Fire Questions#WaterStewardship #WaterImpact #WaterStandardAbout this Episode:Welcome to the (don't) Waste Water podcast! In each episode, Antoine Walter from DWW Media shares water, wastewater & water entrepreneurship stories. This show will teach you the water industry like you've never seen it. If you're asking how the water sector will overcome the water crises ahead, this podcast is for you. Hosted by Ausha. See ausha.co/privacy-policy for more information.

    1h02 | Published on June 19, 2024

  • Revolutionizing Water Management: A New Approach to Sustainability - Lauren Enright (SCS Global Services) cover
    Revolutionizing Water Management: A New Approach to Sustainability - Lauren Enright (SCS Global Services) cover
    Revolutionizing Water Management: A New Approach to Sustainability - Lauren Enright (SCS Global Services)

    Water stewardship is about managing water resources sustainably and equitably for all stakeholders. This involves setting standards, measuring impact, and encouraging companies to adopt best practices for water use, aiming to create a positive impact on local communities and the environment.Water stewardship is the management of water resources in a sustainable and equitable manner, considering the needs of all stakeholders involved. Lauren Enright from SCS Global Services explains that this concept has evolved over the past decade, expanding from traditional water management to include broader social and environmental impacts. To promote effective water stewardship, standards like SCS 116 have been developed, aiming to provide a structured approach for companies to measure, report, and improve their water use practices.The conversation highlights the importance of setting quantifiable standards for water stewardship, similar to ESG standards, to ensure that companies can objectively measure their impact and make informed decisions. The challenge lies in determining whether these standards should be voluntary or mandatory, and how they can be effectively implemented and scrutinized.Lauren emphasizes the role of accurate reporting and measurement in water stewardship, noting that companies must integrate water biodiversity into their corporate cultures to achieve meaningful progress. The development of tools and technologies, such as those by Microsoft and Fido AI for leak detection, plays a crucial role in improving water efficiency and reducing non-revenue water losses.The discussion also touches on the growing investment in water-related initiatives, driven by regulatory requirements and the recognition of financial opportunities. Projections suggest a significant increase in investment in water stewardship, highlighting the need for companies to adopt best practices and make tangible impacts on local communities and ecosystems.In addition to corporate efforts, educational outreach and public engagement are essential for fostering a broader understanding of water stewardship. Initiatives like Axiom Climate aim to educate and involve the public in addressing water and climate issues, emphasizing the importance of community involvement.Overall, the conversation underscores the importance of developing and adopting water stewardship standards, leveraging technology and reporting tools, and engaging both corporate and public sectors to achieve sustainable water management practices.Key PointsWater stewardship involves managing water sustainably and equitably.Standards like SCS 116 help quantify and improve water use practices.The challenge is balancing voluntary versus mandatory standards.Accurate reporting and measurement are crucial for progress.Companies must integrate water biodiversity into their cultures.Innovative technologies aid in improving water efficiency.Investment in water stewardship is projected to increase significantly.Effective water stewardship requires both global and local actions.Corporate leaders like Microsoft are setting examples in water management.Educational outreach is vital for public understanding and involvement.Full Episode: https://dww.show/how-to-end-bullshit-and-measure-your-water-stewardship-commitments-right/ Hosted by Ausha. See ausha.co/privacy-policy for more information.

    03min | Published on June 19, 2024

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