Summary: Waterline is a podcast from Israel NewTech, created to communicate the many facets of water – technology, development, and sustainability – to educate and spread awareness about the most important natural resource that we cannot afford to lose. Our episodes set out to explore economic, political, social, behavioral, technological, and environmental aspects and challenges which the topic of water bears.
The rainy season of 2017-2018 in Israel marked the 6th year of drought in a row. However – water is still available on tap 24/7. In a semi-arid land, any drop missing from the annual natural precipitation creates a deficit. Six years of diminished precipitation might spell disaster. And yet – if you look at a … Continue reading "“Desalting the Sea” – Desalination"
Water is a global issue as much as it is a local issue. Water is life – anyone will tell you that. However, when was the last time you thought about water and the role it plays in the global economy? I am sure you can tell me the price of a used car but … Continue reading "“Water Makes the World Go ‘Round” – The Water Economy"
It is midnight. The house is quiet, and everybody is asleep. You are reminded that the faucet in the kitchen is faulty by the constant drip-drip-drip-drip noise it makes. You toss and turn – but not alarmed; just ever so slightly annoyed. If you allow it to drip at a rate of a drop a second during … Continue reading "“Every Drop Counts” – Urban Water Distribution"
Carlo Galli is Nestlé’s Technical Manager of Water Resources. In his work, he is in charge of making sure that Nestlé’s worldwide operations are water-sustainable; not an easy task, taking in count the fact that it takes a lot of water to make food. In this episode, we focus on sustainable water management. Idan has … Continue reading "“Alchemy: Turning Milk into Water” – Sustainable Water Management"
Israel is in a semi-arid region. Global climate changes create longer drought periods in the region. And yet, looking from above, one can see green fields and forests, and high-quality water is delivered to homes, businesses, farmers and the industry 24/7. Several components contribute to this success, but it all begins with the Israeli Water … Continue reading "Water for All – Regulation"
The industry of water is regarded to, traditionally, as low tech. This fact makes it an excellent place for entrepreneurs to find new ways to disrupt, update, change and streamline the processes. To bring this industry – effectively – from low tech to high tech. In this episode of Waterline, we will hear from Eytan … Continue reading "(f)Low Tech to High Tech – Entrepreneurship"
More often than not – water has been a source of deadly conflicts worldwide. For example, the spark that ignited the Syrian civil war is attributed to the country’s poor management of its water sector. Are we able – in this day and age, when water scarcity is a growing global phenomenon – to create … Continue reading "“Water & Peace” – Hydropolitics"
As with any great invention – drip irrigation began by chance. All it took is a man with an abundance of curiosity and a strong will to solve problems. In 1961 Eng. Simcha Blass realized an idea he carried with him for more than 30 years, with the help of Kibbutz members in the Negev … Continue reading "“Still Waters Run Deep” – Drip Irrigation"
Have you ever thought about the vast potential there is in the water (and, er… the… ahhh… ingredients, let’s say) you flush down the toilet? Discarded wastewater – once treated – has an economic and ecologic value that can drive a nation’s economy and even light up your house. How? All inside this episode of Waterline. … Continue reading "“Want Not? Waste Not!” – Wastewater"
The amount of water in our world is finite. And albeit all around us – the actual amount we humans can consume is minute. The sources of freshwater around the world – rivers, lakes and underground sources – are extremely delicate and prone to contamination.The best way to deal water pollution? – a smart combination of … Continue reading "Pilot Episode: “One & All” – Water Pollution"