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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 😅).

406 episodes

3 playlists

    Season 11

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

  • S11E8 - How 120Water Profitably Multiplied Its Customer Base by 50 in 4 Years cover
    S11E8 - How 120Water Profitably Multiplied Its Customer Base by 50 in 4 Years cover
    S11E8 - How 120Water Profitably Multiplied Its Customer Base by 50 in 4 Years

    Megan Glover co-founded 120Water in 2016, driven by a personal mission sparked by the Flint water crisis. Fast forward to 2024, and 120Water has transformed from a consumer-focused startup to a robust B2B company, scaling its customer base by 50 times in just four years! Wanna know her secrets? Listen to this episode! More #water insights? Connect with me on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/antoinewalter1/ #️⃣ All the Links Mentioned in this Video #️⃣ 🔗 120Water's website - https://120water.com/ 🔗 Come say Hi to Megan Glover on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/megancglover/ 🔗 Tom Ferguson's hint: Emulate Megan's approach - https://dww.show/the-secret-formula-for-profit-in-water-tech-venture-capital/ 🔗 Johnny Pujol explains how SimpleLab and 120Water work together - https://dww.show/how-simplelab-turned-an-arsenic-removal-failure-into-a-lab-logistics-success/ 🔗 120Water teams up with BlueConduit https://120water.com/120water-and-blueconduit-announce-strategic-partnership-to-bring-machine-learning-to-utilities-focused-on-finding-and-replacing-lead-service-lines/ 🔗 This week's episode on the blog - https://dww.show/how-120water-profitably-multiplied-its-customer-base-by-50-in-4-years/🎙️ 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 👋 LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/antoinewalter1/ nstagram: https://www.instagram.com/dwwpodcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/AntoineWalter7 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DontWasteWat... 🙋 QUESTION: What would you like me to cover next? ⏰ TIME CODES ⏰ 00:00 In This Week's Episode 01:52 Editorial 04:13 Welcoming Megan Glover Back 09:32 Regulatory Drivers and Data Management 19:10 Growth and Strategic Partnerships 27:52 Upcoming Regulatory Deadlines 29:52 Revenue Streams and Business Model 31:00 The $43 Million Capital Raise 32:42 Exploring New Opportunities 34:43 International Expansion Considerations 36:46 Company Restructuring and Future Plans 38:19 Work Culture and Hiring at 120Water 39:21 Future Vision and Impact 42:58 Rapid Fire Questions #WaterTech #Digitization #Entrepreneurship 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.

    47min | Published on June 12, 2024

  • "Everyone deserves the technology that Denver Water Uses!" -  Megan Glover (120Water) cover
    "Everyone deserves the technology that Denver Water Uses!" -  Megan Glover (120Water) cover
    "Everyone deserves the technology that Denver Water Uses!" - Megan Glover (120Water)

    From Compliance to Growth: Megan Glover on Scaling 120WaterIn this episode of 'Don't Waste Water,' host Antoine Walter welcomes back Megan Glover, CEO and founder of 120Water. The discussion covers the significant growth and milestones of 120Water since Glover's last appearance, including a major capital raise of $43 million from Edison Partners. They detail how 120Water transformed from an early-stage company to a leading player in the water quality management space, boasting 10,000 customers and expanded software capabilities. Glover explains the challenges of scaling, the importance of compliance with lead and copper rules, and the strategic decisions to broaden their platform to include various water quality and compliance programs. The episode also touches on the crucial role of strategic partnerships and managed services in reaching smaller rural utilities, and future growth opportunities, including tackling PFAS management. Glover shares insights on navigating the fragmented US water market, leveraging data management for better resource allocation, and the evolving business model of 120Water.Full Episode: https://dww.show/how-120water-profitably-multiplied-its-customer-base-by-50-in-4-years/ Hosted by Ausha. See ausha.co/privacy-policy for more information.

    52sec | Published on June 12, 2024

  • 5 Water Tech Investment Facts That Will Blow Your Mind cover
    5 Water Tech Investment Facts That Will Blow Your Mind cover
    5 Water Tech Investment Facts That Will Blow Your Mind

    I reviewed 1188 investment deals in Water Technologies since 2018 to find out - amongst others - who the 5 largest by number of deals and by capital deployed are. How attractive is the Water Sector? 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 #️⃣ Aclarity - https://dww.show/how-aclarity-bootstrapped-its-journey-from-b2c-to-pfas-destruction/ Gradiant - https://dww.show/how-gradiant-became-the-first-and-only-water-tech-unicorn/ Burnt Island Ventures - https://dww.show/the-secret-formula-for-profit-in-water-tech-venture-capital/ ZwitterCo - https://dww.show/zwitterions-super-powers-could-solve-wastewater-membranes-number-one-problem/ Membrion - https://dww.show/membrion-ceo-that-raised-22m-reveals-his-one-trick-you-must-copy-today/ Puraffinity - https://dww.show/should-we-really-destroy-pfas-no-your-fridge-knows-a-better-way/ Source - https://dww.show/expensive-heavy-but-desperately-needed-is-source-the-future-of-drinking-water/ Klir - https://dww.show/how-to-establish-compliance-confidence-for-every-water-utility/ 120Water - https://dww.show/whats-hidden-in-your-tap-water-dont-worry-your-utility-doesnt-really-know-better/ Transcend - https://dww.show/save-time-boost-value-and-wow-customers-in-a-snap-with-these-5-simple-ai-steps/ 🎙️ Subscribe and Listen to the Don't Waste Water Podcast HERE 🎙️ Podcast Channel: @dwwpodcast Main Channel: @AntoineWalterDWW Website: https://dww.show/podcast/ 🙋 QUESTION: What would you like me to cover next? ⏰ TIME CODES ⏰ 00:00 Introduction 00:35 1 - The Water Tech Investment Landscape 02:34 2 - Top 5 by Number of Investments 06:45 3 - Top 5 by Capital Deployed 09:34 4 - Fun Water Tech Investment Facts 11:32 5 - Trends & Outlook #WaterTech #WaterTechnology #WaterInvestment About this Podcast: 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 video is for you. 👋 SOCIAL MEDIA 👋 LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/antoinewalter1/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dwwpodcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/AntoineWalter7 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DontWasteWaterPodcast Hosted by Ausha. See ausha.co/privacy-policy for more information.

    14min | Published on June 3, 2024

  • S11E7 - How Salinity Solutions Squeezes More Water out of Any Stream for Half the Energy cover
    S11E7 - How Salinity Solutions Squeezes More Water out of Any Stream for Half the Energy cover
    S11E7 - How Salinity Solutions Squeezes More Water out of Any Stream for Half the Energy

    This water tech start-up turns reverse osmosis into a batch process, which divides the reject by more than two and at half the energy cost. 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 Video #️⃣ Salinity Solutions' website: https://salinitysolutions.co.uk/The crowdfunding platform they leveraged: https://www.crowdcube.com/Innovate UK: https://www.ukri.org/councils/innovate-uk/Cornish Lithium: https://cornishlithium.com/SQM Lithium Ventures: https://sqmlitio.cl/acercando-el-capital-de-riesgo-a-los-negocios-tecnologicos-del-futuro-litio-agua-y-electromovilidad/SUEZ signing with Salinity Solutions: https://smartwatermagazine.com/news/university-birmingham/suez-pilot-salinity-solutions-low-energy-reuse-technology-france🎙️ Subscribe and Listen to the Don't Waste Water Podcast HERE 🎙️ Podcast Channel: http://youtube.com@dwwpodcast Main Channel: http://youtube.com@AntoineWalterDWW Smartlink: https://smartlink.ausha.co/dont-waste-water Website: https://dww.show/podcast/ 👋 SOCIAL MEDIA 👋 LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/antoinewalter1/ 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 to Don't Waste Water Podcast03:26 Innovations in Reverse Osmosis06:14 Entrepreneurial Journey and Market Needs13:40 Crowdfunding Success and Prototyping16:36 Real-World Applications and Partnerships21:54 Future Prospects and Market Expansion24:02 The Long Road to Partnership with Suez25:51 Challenges and Advice for Early-Stage Water Companies29:43 Scaling Up and Commercializing Technology32:22 Partnerships and Global Expansion39:52 The Vision for Humanitarian Impact41:48 Rapid Fire Questions and Final Thoughts#ReverseOsmosis #ZLD #LithiumAbout 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 water tech podcast is for you. Hosted by Ausha. See ausha.co/privacy-policy for more information.

    47min | Published on May 29, 2024

  • "This is Reverse Osmosis - Just Better!" -  Tim Naughton (Salinity Solutions) cover
    "This is Reverse Osmosis - Just Better!" -  Tim Naughton (Salinity Solutions) cover
    "This is Reverse Osmosis - Just Better!" - Tim Naughton (Salinity Solutions)

    Salinity Solutions: An innovative water technology company specializing in batch reverse osmosis. The company focuses on improving the efficiency of conventional reverse osmosis systems, achieving higher water recovery rates while reducing energy consumption and chemical usage. Their technology is particularly applicable in industries facing water scarcity and pollution issues, such as mining, zero liquid discharge (ZLD), and vertical farming.Reverse osmosis (RO) is a widely used technology for water treatment, but it has significant drawbacks, including high energy consumption and waste production. Salinity Solutions, led by Tim Naughton, has developed a batch reverse osmosis process that addresses these issues by improving efficiency, reducing waste, and lowering chemical use. This innovative approach offers a more sustainable solution for water treatment needs.Unique Insights:Batch Process Innovation: Unlike traditional RO, batch reverse osmosis operates in a non-steady state with varying pressures, making it more efficient and easier to manage waste.Market Adaptation: The primary challenge for batch RO is market adoption due to its process innovation rather than new technology. However, it offers significant improvements, making it a viable solution for many applications.Humanitarian Roots: The technology was initially developed for humanitarian aid, utilizing solar energy for remote communities, and has evolved into a commercially viable solution addressing various industrial needs.Key Ideas:Reverse Osmosis Drawbacks: Traditional RO systems are energy-intensive, produce a lot of waste, and use significant amounts of chemicals, which limits their efficiency and sustainability.Batch Reverse Osmosis: Salinity Solutions’ innovation involves a batch process that significantly improves efficiency, achieving up to 98% water recovery with half the energy consumption and reduced chemical usage.Market Penetration Challenges: Although batch RO is not a new technology but a process innovation, its market adoption is hindered by the need for industries to adjust to its non-equilibrium operation.Initial Development and Funding: The technology's development began as a volunteer project, leading to a government-funded program that helped commercialize the technology through substantial grants and investments.Crowdfunding Success: Salinity Solutions successfully raised funds through Crowdcube, attracting over 2,000 shareholders and significantly exceeding their initial funding goals.Strategic Partnerships: The company has formed key partnerships, including a joint venture in India for ZLD applications and collaborations with large companies like Suez, enhancing their market presence and credibility.Technology Applications: The batch RO system is versatile, with applications ranging from lithium extraction in mining to phosphate removal in wastewater treatment and water reuse in agriculture.Future Outlook: Salinity Solutions aims to become a leading technology in the desalination sector, with ambitions to use their technology for humanitarian aid projects, particularly in remote and water-stressed regions.Counter-Intuitive Facts:Efficiency Paradox: Achieving 98% water recovery in batch RO is not just 3% better than 95%, but twice as efficient in terms of outcomes.Market Adoption: Despite being a superior process, batch RO faces market adoption challenges because it’s a process innovation, not a new technology.Humanitarian Origin: The commercial technology originated from a humanitarian project aimed at providing solar-powered water solutions for remote communities.Full Episode: https://dww.show/how-oxyle-destroys-pfas-with-the-energy-youd-actually-waste/ Hosted by Ausha. See ausha.co/privacy-policy for more information.

    32sec | Published on May 29, 2024

  • More Water With Less Energy: the RO Batch Miracle? cover
    More Water With Less Energy: the RO Batch Miracle? cover
    More Water With Less Energy: the RO Batch Miracle?

    Elon Musk believes that solving the Global Water Crisis is a matter of Better Desalination. Could it start with this revolutionary tech developed by Salinity Solutions? Let's find out! More #water insights? Connect with me on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/antoinewalter1/ The full interview with Tim Naughton from Salinity Solutions will come out on Wednesday. Don't miss out!Video version: https://youtu.be/InWaoDkVLNc (https://youtu.be/InWaoDkVLNc)#️⃣ All the Links Mentioned in this Video #️⃣ Salinity Solutions' website: https://salinitysolutions.co.uk/ My conversation with Prakash Govindan (Co-Founder of Gradiant): https://dww.show/how-gradiant-became-the-first-and-only-water-tech-unicorn/ 🎙️ 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 👋 LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/antoinewa... Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dwwpodcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/AntoineWalter7 🙋 QUESTION: What would you like me to cover next? ⏰ TIME CODES ⏰ 00:00 Elon Musk's Bold Claim on Solving the Global Water Crisis 01:42 Introducing Tom Pankratz and Tech Idol 02:46 Highlighting Salinity Solutions and Their Innovations 04:41 The Mechanics of Batch Reverse Osmosis 09:51 Salinity Solutions' Real-World Applications and Partnerships 12:14 Scaling Up and Future Prospects 13:37 The Impact and Future of Salinity Solutions #ReverseOsmosis #ZLD #Lithium 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 video is for you. Hosted by Ausha. See ausha.co/privacy-policy for more information.

    15min | Published on May 27, 2024

  • The Economic Fiasco Behind the Global Water Crisis (It's Worse than you Think) cover
    The Economic Fiasco Behind the Global Water Crisis (It's Worse than you Think) cover
    The Economic Fiasco Behind the Global Water Crisis (It's Worse than you Think)

    Water is underfunded yet crucial to keeping the economy afloat: that's what we knew... but it turns out worse. We're failing faster than expected, and we don't even manage to spend the money we have. Yet there's hope: let's dig in. More #water insights? Connect with me on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/antoinewalter1/ #️⃣ All the Links Mentioned in this Video #️⃣ The World Bank's Funding a Water Secure Future report: https://www.worldbank.org/en/topic/water/publication/funding-a-water-secure-future?trk=feed-detail_main-feed-card_feed-article-content CDP's Water report: https://www.cdp.net/en/articles/media/new-data-reveals-us23-trillion-investment-opportunity-from-valuing-water The Latest US EPA assessment: https://www.epa.gov/newsreleases/new-epa-survey-highlights-wastewater-infrastructure-needs-protect-waterbodies The GWI/XPV White Paper on the 12.6 Trillion dollar opportunity: https://my.globalwaterintel-insights.com/l/2DC/watersecurityinvestment My exploration of the 2.3 Trillion dollar opportunity identified by CDP in 2023: https://youtu.be/VFEtYFC0dUo My full blog entry: https://dww.show/the-economic-fiasco-behind-the-global-water-crisis/ 🎙️ Subscribe and Listen to the Don't Waste Water Podcast HERE 🎙️ Podcast Channel: http://youtube.com@dwwpodcast Main Channel: http://youtube.com@AntoineWalterDWW Smartlink: https://smartlink.ausha.co/dont-waste-water Website: https://dww.show/podcast/ 👋 SOCIAL MEDIA 👋 LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/antoinewalter1/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dwwpodcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/AntoineWalter7 🙋 QUESTION: What would you like me to cover next? ⏰ TIME CODES ⏰ 00:00 Why is the World Struggling to Solve the Water Crisis? 01:00 Is $153.2 Billion enough? 03:17 The Hidden Inefficiencies in Water Utilities 05:30 Water Crisis: a Global Economic Threat? 07:49 From Crisis to $12.6 Trillion Opportunity #SDG6 #WaterFinance #WaterInvestment 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 water tech podcast is for you. Hosted by Ausha. See ausha.co/privacy-policy for more information.

    09min | Published on May 22, 2024

  • 7 Insights from Fajer Mushtaq (Oxyle) in under 7 Minutes! cover
    7 Insights from Fajer Mushtaq (Oxyle) in under 7 Minutes! cover
    7 Insights from Fajer Mushtaq (Oxyle) in under 7 Minutes!

    What can you apply from everything Fajer just shared? What can you steal and take home? Well, quite a lot if you ask me, starting with these seven insights I wrote down and number one:1. Customer-Driven Development:2. Pilot Strategically, and Prove Quickly 3. Build and Leverage Credibility:4. Position your technology as Future-Proofing for your Customers5. Prove your overall Sustainability in concrete terms6. Build as much as possible on existing infrastructure7. Data-Driven Customer Assurance:And there you have it, my 7 insights from Fajer Mushtaq in under 7 minutes, if you disagree with my selection, tell me, and if you'd like to dive deeper, well listen to the full interview!Remember, that episode came to you free of charge, but I would believe not free of value. It takes me quite some time to put all of those together every week, so all I'm asking is for you to help me distribute them! So take this episode, share it with a friend, a colleague, your boss, or your team, and I'll be back with another one next week! Full Episode: https://dww.show/how-oxyle-destroys-pfas-with-the-energy-youd-actually-waste/ Hosted by Ausha. See ausha.co/privacy-policy for more information.

    07min | Published on May 17, 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 😅).

406 episodes

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    Season 11

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

  • S11E8 - How 120Water Profitably Multiplied Its Customer Base by 50 in 4 Years cover
    S11E8 - How 120Water Profitably Multiplied Its Customer Base by 50 in 4 Years cover
    S11E8 - How 120Water Profitably Multiplied Its Customer Base by 50 in 4 Years

    Megan Glover co-founded 120Water in 2016, driven by a personal mission sparked by the Flint water crisis. Fast forward to 2024, and 120Water has transformed from a consumer-focused startup to a robust B2B company, scaling its customer base by 50 times in just four years! Wanna know her secrets? Listen to this episode! More #water insights? Connect with me on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/antoinewalter1/ #️⃣ All the Links Mentioned in this Video #️⃣ 🔗 120Water's website - https://120water.com/ 🔗 Come say Hi to Megan Glover on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/megancglover/ 🔗 Tom Ferguson's hint: Emulate Megan's approach - https://dww.show/the-secret-formula-for-profit-in-water-tech-venture-capital/ 🔗 Johnny Pujol explains how SimpleLab and 120Water work together - https://dww.show/how-simplelab-turned-an-arsenic-removal-failure-into-a-lab-logistics-success/ 🔗 120Water teams up with BlueConduit https://120water.com/120water-and-blueconduit-announce-strategic-partnership-to-bring-machine-learning-to-utilities-focused-on-finding-and-replacing-lead-service-lines/ 🔗 This week's episode on the blog - https://dww.show/how-120water-profitably-multiplied-its-customer-base-by-50-in-4-years/🎙️ 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 👋 LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/antoinewalter1/ nstagram: https://www.instagram.com/dwwpodcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/AntoineWalter7 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DontWasteWat... 🙋 QUESTION: What would you like me to cover next? ⏰ TIME CODES ⏰ 00:00 In This Week's Episode 01:52 Editorial 04:13 Welcoming Megan Glover Back 09:32 Regulatory Drivers and Data Management 19:10 Growth and Strategic Partnerships 27:52 Upcoming Regulatory Deadlines 29:52 Revenue Streams and Business Model 31:00 The $43 Million Capital Raise 32:42 Exploring New Opportunities 34:43 International Expansion Considerations 36:46 Company Restructuring and Future Plans 38:19 Work Culture and Hiring at 120Water 39:21 Future Vision and Impact 42:58 Rapid Fire Questions #WaterTech #Digitization #Entrepreneurship 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.

    47min | Published on June 12, 2024

  • "Everyone deserves the technology that Denver Water Uses!" -  Megan Glover (120Water) cover
    "Everyone deserves the technology that Denver Water Uses!" -  Megan Glover (120Water) cover
    "Everyone deserves the technology that Denver Water Uses!" - Megan Glover (120Water)

    From Compliance to Growth: Megan Glover on Scaling 120WaterIn this episode of 'Don't Waste Water,' host Antoine Walter welcomes back Megan Glover, CEO and founder of 120Water. The discussion covers the significant growth and milestones of 120Water since Glover's last appearance, including a major capital raise of $43 million from Edison Partners. They detail how 120Water transformed from an early-stage company to a leading player in the water quality management space, boasting 10,000 customers and expanded software capabilities. Glover explains the challenges of scaling, the importance of compliance with lead and copper rules, and the strategic decisions to broaden their platform to include various water quality and compliance programs. The episode also touches on the crucial role of strategic partnerships and managed services in reaching smaller rural utilities, and future growth opportunities, including tackling PFAS management. Glover shares insights on navigating the fragmented US water market, leveraging data management for better resource allocation, and the evolving business model of 120Water.Full Episode: https://dww.show/how-120water-profitably-multiplied-its-customer-base-by-50-in-4-years/ Hosted by Ausha. See ausha.co/privacy-policy for more information.

    52sec | Published on June 12, 2024

  • 5 Water Tech Investment Facts That Will Blow Your Mind cover
    5 Water Tech Investment Facts That Will Blow Your Mind cover
    5 Water Tech Investment Facts That Will Blow Your Mind

    I reviewed 1188 investment deals in Water Technologies since 2018 to find out - amongst others - who the 5 largest by number of deals and by capital deployed are. How attractive is the Water Sector? 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 #️⃣ Aclarity - https://dww.show/how-aclarity-bootstrapped-its-journey-from-b2c-to-pfas-destruction/ Gradiant - https://dww.show/how-gradiant-became-the-first-and-only-water-tech-unicorn/ Burnt Island Ventures - https://dww.show/the-secret-formula-for-profit-in-water-tech-venture-capital/ ZwitterCo - https://dww.show/zwitterions-super-powers-could-solve-wastewater-membranes-number-one-problem/ Membrion - https://dww.show/membrion-ceo-that-raised-22m-reveals-his-one-trick-you-must-copy-today/ Puraffinity - https://dww.show/should-we-really-destroy-pfas-no-your-fridge-knows-a-better-way/ Source - https://dww.show/expensive-heavy-but-desperately-needed-is-source-the-future-of-drinking-water/ Klir - https://dww.show/how-to-establish-compliance-confidence-for-every-water-utility/ 120Water - https://dww.show/whats-hidden-in-your-tap-water-dont-worry-your-utility-doesnt-really-know-better/ Transcend - https://dww.show/save-time-boost-value-and-wow-customers-in-a-snap-with-these-5-simple-ai-steps/ 🎙️ Subscribe and Listen to the Don't Waste Water Podcast HERE 🎙️ Podcast Channel: @dwwpodcast Main Channel: @AntoineWalterDWW Website: https://dww.show/podcast/ 🙋 QUESTION: What would you like me to cover next? ⏰ TIME CODES ⏰ 00:00 Introduction 00:35 1 - The Water Tech Investment Landscape 02:34 2 - Top 5 by Number of Investments 06:45 3 - Top 5 by Capital Deployed 09:34 4 - Fun Water Tech Investment Facts 11:32 5 - Trends & Outlook #WaterTech #WaterTechnology #WaterInvestment About this Podcast: 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 video is for you. 👋 SOCIAL MEDIA 👋 LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/antoinewalter1/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dwwpodcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/AntoineWalter7 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DontWasteWaterPodcast Hosted by Ausha. See ausha.co/privacy-policy for more information.

    14min | Published on June 3, 2024

  • S11E7 - How Salinity Solutions Squeezes More Water out of Any Stream for Half the Energy cover
    S11E7 - How Salinity Solutions Squeezes More Water out of Any Stream for Half the Energy cover
    S11E7 - How Salinity Solutions Squeezes More Water out of Any Stream for Half the Energy

    This water tech start-up turns reverse osmosis into a batch process, which divides the reject by more than two and at half the energy cost. 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 Video #️⃣ Salinity Solutions' website: https://salinitysolutions.co.uk/The crowdfunding platform they leveraged: https://www.crowdcube.com/Innovate UK: https://www.ukri.org/councils/innovate-uk/Cornish Lithium: https://cornishlithium.com/SQM Lithium Ventures: https://sqmlitio.cl/acercando-el-capital-de-riesgo-a-los-negocios-tecnologicos-del-futuro-litio-agua-y-electromovilidad/SUEZ signing with Salinity Solutions: https://smartwatermagazine.com/news/university-birmingham/suez-pilot-salinity-solutions-low-energy-reuse-technology-france🎙️ Subscribe and Listen to the Don't Waste Water Podcast HERE 🎙️ Podcast Channel: http://youtube.com@dwwpodcast Main Channel: http://youtube.com@AntoineWalterDWW Smartlink: https://smartlink.ausha.co/dont-waste-water Website: https://dww.show/podcast/ 👋 SOCIAL MEDIA 👋 LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/antoinewalter1/ 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 to Don't Waste Water Podcast03:26 Innovations in Reverse Osmosis06:14 Entrepreneurial Journey and Market Needs13:40 Crowdfunding Success and Prototyping16:36 Real-World Applications and Partnerships21:54 Future Prospects and Market Expansion24:02 The Long Road to Partnership with Suez25:51 Challenges and Advice for Early-Stage Water Companies29:43 Scaling Up and Commercializing Technology32:22 Partnerships and Global Expansion39:52 The Vision for Humanitarian Impact41:48 Rapid Fire Questions and Final Thoughts#ReverseOsmosis #ZLD #LithiumAbout 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 water tech podcast is for you. Hosted by Ausha. See ausha.co/privacy-policy for more information.

    47min | Published on May 29, 2024

  • "This is Reverse Osmosis - Just Better!" -  Tim Naughton (Salinity Solutions) cover
    "This is Reverse Osmosis - Just Better!" -  Tim Naughton (Salinity Solutions) cover
    "This is Reverse Osmosis - Just Better!" - Tim Naughton (Salinity Solutions)

    Salinity Solutions: An innovative water technology company specializing in batch reverse osmosis. The company focuses on improving the efficiency of conventional reverse osmosis systems, achieving higher water recovery rates while reducing energy consumption and chemical usage. Their technology is particularly applicable in industries facing water scarcity and pollution issues, such as mining, zero liquid discharge (ZLD), and vertical farming.Reverse osmosis (RO) is a widely used technology for water treatment, but it has significant drawbacks, including high energy consumption and waste production. Salinity Solutions, led by Tim Naughton, has developed a batch reverse osmosis process that addresses these issues by improving efficiency, reducing waste, and lowering chemical use. This innovative approach offers a more sustainable solution for water treatment needs.Unique Insights:Batch Process Innovation: Unlike traditional RO, batch reverse osmosis operates in a non-steady state with varying pressures, making it more efficient and easier to manage waste.Market Adaptation: The primary challenge for batch RO is market adoption due to its process innovation rather than new technology. However, it offers significant improvements, making it a viable solution for many applications.Humanitarian Roots: The technology was initially developed for humanitarian aid, utilizing solar energy for remote communities, and has evolved into a commercially viable solution addressing various industrial needs.Key Ideas:Reverse Osmosis Drawbacks: Traditional RO systems are energy-intensive, produce a lot of waste, and use significant amounts of chemicals, which limits their efficiency and sustainability.Batch Reverse Osmosis: Salinity Solutions’ innovation involves a batch process that significantly improves efficiency, achieving up to 98% water recovery with half the energy consumption and reduced chemical usage.Market Penetration Challenges: Although batch RO is not a new technology but a process innovation, its market adoption is hindered by the need for industries to adjust to its non-equilibrium operation.Initial Development and Funding: The technology's development began as a volunteer project, leading to a government-funded program that helped commercialize the technology through substantial grants and investments.Crowdfunding Success: Salinity Solutions successfully raised funds through Crowdcube, attracting over 2,000 shareholders and significantly exceeding their initial funding goals.Strategic Partnerships: The company has formed key partnerships, including a joint venture in India for ZLD applications and collaborations with large companies like Suez, enhancing their market presence and credibility.Technology Applications: The batch RO system is versatile, with applications ranging from lithium extraction in mining to phosphate removal in wastewater treatment and water reuse in agriculture.Future Outlook: Salinity Solutions aims to become a leading technology in the desalination sector, with ambitions to use their technology for humanitarian aid projects, particularly in remote and water-stressed regions.Counter-Intuitive Facts:Efficiency Paradox: Achieving 98% water recovery in batch RO is not just 3% better than 95%, but twice as efficient in terms of outcomes.Market Adoption: Despite being a superior process, batch RO faces market adoption challenges because it’s a process innovation, not a new technology.Humanitarian Origin: The commercial technology originated from a humanitarian project aimed at providing solar-powered water solutions for remote communities.Full Episode: https://dww.show/how-oxyle-destroys-pfas-with-the-energy-youd-actually-waste/ Hosted by Ausha. See ausha.co/privacy-policy for more information.

    32sec | Published on May 29, 2024

  • More Water With Less Energy: the RO Batch Miracle? cover
    More Water With Less Energy: the RO Batch Miracle? cover
    More Water With Less Energy: the RO Batch Miracle?

    Elon Musk believes that solving the Global Water Crisis is a matter of Better Desalination. Could it start with this revolutionary tech developed by Salinity Solutions? Let's find out! More #water insights? Connect with me on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/antoinewalter1/ The full interview with Tim Naughton from Salinity Solutions will come out on Wednesday. Don't miss out!Video version: https://youtu.be/InWaoDkVLNc (https://youtu.be/InWaoDkVLNc)#️⃣ All the Links Mentioned in this Video #️⃣ Salinity Solutions' website: https://salinitysolutions.co.uk/ My conversation with Prakash Govindan (Co-Founder of Gradiant): https://dww.show/how-gradiant-became-the-first-and-only-water-tech-unicorn/ 🎙️ 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 👋 LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/antoinewa... Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dwwpodcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/AntoineWalter7 🙋 QUESTION: What would you like me to cover next? ⏰ TIME CODES ⏰ 00:00 Elon Musk's Bold Claim on Solving the Global Water Crisis 01:42 Introducing Tom Pankratz and Tech Idol 02:46 Highlighting Salinity Solutions and Their Innovations 04:41 The Mechanics of Batch Reverse Osmosis 09:51 Salinity Solutions' Real-World Applications and Partnerships 12:14 Scaling Up and Future Prospects 13:37 The Impact and Future of Salinity Solutions #ReverseOsmosis #ZLD #Lithium 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 video is for you. Hosted by Ausha. See ausha.co/privacy-policy for more information.

    15min | Published on May 27, 2024

  • The Economic Fiasco Behind the Global Water Crisis (It's Worse than you Think) cover
    The Economic Fiasco Behind the Global Water Crisis (It's Worse than you Think) cover
    The Economic Fiasco Behind the Global Water Crisis (It's Worse than you Think)

    Water is underfunded yet crucial to keeping the economy afloat: that's what we knew... but it turns out worse. We're failing faster than expected, and we don't even manage to spend the money we have. Yet there's hope: let's dig in. More #water insights? Connect with me on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/antoinewalter1/ #️⃣ All the Links Mentioned in this Video #️⃣ The World Bank's Funding a Water Secure Future report: https://www.worldbank.org/en/topic/water/publication/funding-a-water-secure-future?trk=feed-detail_main-feed-card_feed-article-content CDP's Water report: https://www.cdp.net/en/articles/media/new-data-reveals-us23-trillion-investment-opportunity-from-valuing-water The Latest US EPA assessment: https://www.epa.gov/newsreleases/new-epa-survey-highlights-wastewater-infrastructure-needs-protect-waterbodies The GWI/XPV White Paper on the 12.6 Trillion dollar opportunity: https://my.globalwaterintel-insights.com/l/2DC/watersecurityinvestment My exploration of the 2.3 Trillion dollar opportunity identified by CDP in 2023: https://youtu.be/VFEtYFC0dUo My full blog entry: https://dww.show/the-economic-fiasco-behind-the-global-water-crisis/ 🎙️ Subscribe and Listen to the Don't Waste Water Podcast HERE 🎙️ Podcast Channel: http://youtube.com@dwwpodcast Main Channel: http://youtube.com@AntoineWalterDWW Smartlink: https://smartlink.ausha.co/dont-waste-water Website: https://dww.show/podcast/ 👋 SOCIAL MEDIA 👋 LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/antoinewalter1/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dwwpodcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/AntoineWalter7 🙋 QUESTION: What would you like me to cover next? ⏰ TIME CODES ⏰ 00:00 Why is the World Struggling to Solve the Water Crisis? 01:00 Is $153.2 Billion enough? 03:17 The Hidden Inefficiencies in Water Utilities 05:30 Water Crisis: a Global Economic Threat? 07:49 From Crisis to $12.6 Trillion Opportunity #SDG6 #WaterFinance #WaterInvestment 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 water tech podcast is for you. Hosted by Ausha. See ausha.co/privacy-policy for more information.

    09min | Published on May 22, 2024

  • 7 Insights from Fajer Mushtaq (Oxyle) in under 7 Minutes! cover
    7 Insights from Fajer Mushtaq (Oxyle) in under 7 Minutes! cover
    7 Insights from Fajer Mushtaq (Oxyle) in under 7 Minutes!

    What can you apply from everything Fajer just shared? What can you steal and take home? Well, quite a lot if you ask me, starting with these seven insights I wrote down and number one:1. Customer-Driven Development:2. Pilot Strategically, and Prove Quickly 3. Build and Leverage Credibility:4. Position your technology as Future-Proofing for your Customers5. Prove your overall Sustainability in concrete terms6. Build as much as possible on existing infrastructure7. Data-Driven Customer Assurance:And there you have it, my 7 insights from Fajer Mushtaq in under 7 minutes, if you disagree with my selection, tell me, and if you'd like to dive deeper, well listen to the full interview!Remember, that episode came to you free of charge, but I would believe not free of value. It takes me quite some time to put all of those together every week, so all I'm asking is for you to help me distribute them! So take this episode, share it with a friend, a colleague, your boss, or your team, and I'll be back with another one next week! Full Episode: https://dww.show/how-oxyle-destroys-pfas-with-the-energy-youd-actually-waste/ Hosted by Ausha. See ausha.co/privacy-policy for more information.

    07min | Published on May 17, 2024

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