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Digital water: discovering the ghost in the machine

The concept of ‘digital water’ is still more of a philosophy than a science, and can appear ethereal and nebulous at first glance. Recognizing that many sciences begin as philosophies, I looked to concepts such as the ‘ghost in the machine’ as a frame of reference to understand the opportunities presented by digital water. The...

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Paul O’Callaghan – Words on Water

Paul O’Callaghan – Words on Water

Paul O’Callaghan, CEO, BlueTech Research joined Travis Loop, WEF, in his podcast Words on Water and shared his thoughts on current water industry trends, water issues, circular economy, and the meaning of innovation. Travis: Hi Welcome to words on water, a podcast from the Water Environment Federation. This is Travis Loop, the host, and today...

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China BlueTech Awards 2018 Finalists Announced

China BlueTech Awards 2018 Finalists Announced

April 17th, 2018. The 3rd Annual China BlueTech™ Awards is proud to announce this year’s Finalists, who will travel to Aquatech China on May 31st to present their technology and get a chance to win one of the two prestigious awards for most Innovative Technology and Market Readiness. The 2018 China BlueTech™ Awards Finalists are...

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Observations from Oceanology London

Observations from Oceanology London

When Willie Sutton was asked, why do you rob banks, he famously quipped, “because that’s where the money is”. Recently as someone in the water sector, my gaze turned to the oceans and if asked why, I might just as well give the same answer as Willie Sutton gave;  it’s where the water is.  It...

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Opportunities exist to create water abundance

Opportunities exist to create water abundance

Water innovator and author Will Sarni is well known as an expert on corporate water strategy and innovation, making him the ideal person to lead the session for corporate end-users at BlueTech Forum 2018. Here he shares his thoughts on water stewardship, digital innovation and the circular economy with Paul O’Callaghan, chief executive of BlueTech...

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The Signals are talking – Raw Water – is today’s Fringe tomorrow’s mainstream?

The Signals are talking – Raw Water – is today’s Fringe tomorrow’s mainstream?

Paul O’Callaghan, chief executive, BlueTech Research The ‘raw water’ phenomenon was covered in the mainstream media recently – for those of you not yet familiar with this, I highly recommend you watch the Stephen Colbert Go Fund Yourself piece on this. It is a laugh-out-loud commentary on a fad in which the public is invited...

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US moves to decentralized water sector regulation

US moves to decentralized water sector regulation

According to US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Draft FY 2018-2022 Strategic Plan, Public Review Draft released on 2 October 2017, the Agency is returning to its core mission, restoring power to the states through cooperative federalism and refocusing on its statutory legal obligations. The strategic plan moves EPA into a role of supporting states and...

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Biotechnology in water and Industrial stormwater

Biotechnology in water and Industrial stormwater

Over the last few years, our ability to make sense of biological information has increased in sophistication. Today, we can predict the 3-dimensional structure of an enzyme, simulate activity and optimize the molecule using computational biotechnology tools. The cost of biological information/data has also dramatically declined. In the podcast we speak with Jens Kolind from...

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