S7E3 - Seth Siegel: 50'000+ US Water Utilities, 500 Water Talks, 5 Decisive Truths?
with 🎙️ Seth Siegel - writer, lawyer, activist, serial entrepreneur, and an acclaimed public speaker.
💧 You might have read his "Troubled Water" book - and if you haven't, you should - or his international best-seller "Let there be Water," translated into 20+ languages.
What we covered:
📉 How water tariffs are desperately too low and how this has consequences on the entire utility sector
😱 How we're operating municipal water exactly how we did it 75 or 100 years ago.
👴 How when it comes to agriculture and irrigation, we're lagging even further behind, as we operate as it was done... 5000 years ago!
📘 Why Seth Siegel got interested in water in the first place, and what his creative process was for his two first books, Let There be Water and Troubled Water.
🪶 How the success of the books changed Seth's life and got him to speak in the who's who of the prestigious and impactful scenes
😊 How Seth Siegel's approach to writing is not only to highlight problems but also to pair them with solutions
🏗️ Why consolidation is needed in the Water Utility sector and how it shall be done
❌ What the actual problem with the scattered US utilities is, and how is it the worst of two worlds
🤒 Why federal policies don't react to the right stimuli today - and how that shall change in the future
🥀 Why water can't be free, and what happens when you still try the gratis experiment
🔮 Where water shall be treated in the future, why it will not be central anymore, and how the actual treatment may look like
⚒️ How technology shall support the roll-out of the new distributed approach
🍾 Being a special member of a 1.3 million work group, putting ambitious projects on the ice during CoVid times, aborted new book research, new business endeavors... and much more!
🔥 ... and of course, we concluded with two 𝙧𝙖𝙥𝙞𝙙 𝙛𝙞𝙧𝙚 𝙦𝙪𝙚𝙨𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣𝙨 🔥
➡️ Visit Seth Siegel's Website
➡️ Check out the full story (and a video) on Seth Siegel's vision of the Water World.
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