BlueTech Podcasts

The BlueTech Podcasts feature conversations with influential & interesting people from the water technology sector and all the latest news.

Wastewaters war on drugs and Innovation in Asset Performance Management

Wastewaters war on drugs and Innovation in Asset Performance Management

In October’s podcast, BlueTech explores the opportunities to test for drugs in wastewater using real time sensing and monitoring.  The data can be valuable, allowing scientists and law enforcement to quickly track drug use and measure the impact of drug policy strategies; but is it ethical? IOT-based Asset Performance Management (APM) tools are being specifically...

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WEFTEC Innovation Pavilion

WEFTEC Innovation Pavilion

In this month’s podcast, we focus on WEFTEC, one of the water sectors largest conferences, which will take place in October in New Orleans. BlueTech are once again proud to host the Innovation Pavilion at WEFTEC in conjunction with Imagine H20 and WEF. The Pavilion puts the spotlight on water sector innovation and provides access...

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Sniffing out new perspectives! New opportunities in sludge dewatering

Sniffing out new perspectives! New opportunities in sludge dewatering

In our August podcast, we speak to Bill Toffey, a member of BlueTech’s Technology Assessment Group, on recent innovations in Sludge Dewatering.   Bill specifically investigates opportunities within IoT and looks at how sensors and automatic controls are being used to handle wastewater solids.   We also turn our attention to Snipe the sniffer dog, United Utilities...

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Circular economy and what it means for water? Insights from BlueTech Forum 2018

Circular economy and what it means for water? Insights from BlueTech Forum 2018

BlueTech Forum 2018 was held on 6th & 7th June in Vancouver. The programme featured a series of thought leadership roundtables, led by prominent industry representatives and BlueTech TAG Experts. These were discussions around key themes including the circular economy, reuse, next generation membranes and point-of-use technologies among many others.  We speak with three TAG...

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What can you do to get on the CDP ‘A list’?, environmental reporting as the new norm, and why is it crunch time for the UK water industry?

What can you do to get on the CDP ‘A list’?, environmental reporting as the new norm, and why is it crunch time for the UK water industry?

This month, we speak with Christina Copeland from Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) about what it means to be on the CDP ‘A list’, what drives the companies to disclose their data, and the growing trend of environmental reporting. Additionally, we look at the implications of the upcoming PR19 for the UK water industry and the...

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Decentralised Water Re-Use as an Enabler for the Circular Economy

Decentralised Water Re-Use as an Enabler for the Circular Economy

April’s podcast looks at the topic of decentralized water.   The industry is generally accepting of the fact that decentralized, modular treatment is a solution to meet the ever-growing physical and financial infrastructure gap.  The drivers are clear but when does going ‘off-grid’ make sense? What technologies will support decentralized water re-use and what service models...

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Raw Water – Today’s Fringe, Tomorrow’s Mainstream?

Raw Water – Today’s Fringe, Tomorrow’s Mainstream?

Earlier this month, Stephen Colbert on the Late Show joked about the recent ‘raw water’ phenomenon. For those of you not yet familiar, this is a new fad in which the public is invited to pay for water that is ‘unfiltered, untreated and unsterilized.’ In March’s podcast, Divya Inna speaks to BlueTech CEO Paul O’Callaghan...

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A retailer’s approach to sustainable water management – Walmart’s story

A retailer’s approach to sustainable water management – Walmart’s story

The Circular Economy dynamic offers a framework that is both resilient and restorative for generations to come and also a mechanism for transitioning growth into a positive trend for the environment, the economy and the society. “Managing Water in the Circular Economy” is our theme for BlueTech Forum this year. Over the past year, a...

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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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