Let There Be Water Podcast

Let There Be Water


The Let There Be Water Podcast tackles the biggest water issues with the world’s authorities on water. Listen to interviews with those who know the most about the water crisis—and what can be done to fix it.


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Sep 17, 2015


Stewart Resnick on Dealing With the Water Crisis

Seth M. Siegel speaks with Stewart Resnick, mega-farmer and owner of Fiji Water, about the future of water.


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    Stewart Resnick on Dealing With the Water Crisis

    Seth M. Siegel speaks with Stewart Resnick, mega-farmer and owner of Fiji Water, about the future of water.

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    Simon Davis on Flush Free Urinals

    Do you know how much water we're unnecessarily flushing down the drain every day? This week on the Let There Be Water Podcast, I talk with Simon Davis, CEO of Falcon Waterfree Technologies, a pioneer of flush-free urinals.

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    Pat Mulroy on Keeping Las Vegas Watered

    If you’ve ever wondered how Las Vegas manages to keep the water flowing for the millions of people who live and visit there, despite being located in the middle of a desert, it’s not a matter of luck. It is thanks to long-range planning, good policy and superb leadership. In this episode of the Let There Be Water Podcast, Seth M. Siegel interviews Pat Mulroy, Senior Fellow with the Brookings Institution and Retired General Manager of the Southern Nevada Water Authority. Pat shares how she’s helped make Las Vegas and the surrounding area one of the most successful water districts in America—and what the rest of us can learn from their example.

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    Meera Subramanian on India's Water Crisis

    Seth talks with Meera Subramanian: journalist, Fulbright-Nehru senior research fellow, and author of "A River Runs Again: India’s Natural World in Crisis from the Barren Cliffs of Rajasthan to the Farmlands of Karnataka." Join Seth and Meera as they discuss the water crisis in India and what can be done to change course. Learn the causes of India’s water crisis and proposed solutions to it, and what lessons the world can learn from India's growing water scarcity.

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    Philip Winter on Revolutionizing the Shower

    Showering is one of the biggest water using activities in the average household. But what if it didn't have to be? Seth interviews Philip Winter, co-founder and CEO of Nebia, a start-up that believes we can save water—without compromising on shower time or quality. Learn how Philip and his company are using technology to reduce shower water use by 70%.

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    Felicia Marcus on California's Drought

    California’s five-year mega-drought and state-wide mandatory water cuts have captured headlines in the U.S. and internationally. Seth interviews Felicia Marcus, Chair of California’s powerful State Water Resources Control Board. She is often referred to as “California’s Water Czar,” but we learn why Marcus says the moniker is inaccurate, and what is on the horizon for California’s water policy.

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    Karen Ross on California's Agriculture during its Drought

    Karen Ross is California’s Secretary of Food and Agriculture. With California’s severe drought this year, environmentalists, city dwellers and farmers have been at odds over water resources. Learn from Karen about the interplay of California’s water crisis and its agricultural industry and what the long-term effects of the water crisis will be on future generations.

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    Naty Barak on How Drip Irrigation Can Change the World

    Drip irrigation is a revolutionary technology that allows farmers to increase their yield while using less environmentally dangerous fertilizer – and saving lots of water in the process. Seth speaks with Naty Barak, Chief Sustainability Officer at Netafim, the Israeli company that pioneered drip irrigation. Their conversation discusses both science and policy: How drip irrigation works and what its use means for solving some of the world’s most vexing problems.