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The 15 top interviews of 2019 in Smart Water Magazine

  • The 15 top interviews of 2019 in Smart Water Magazine

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Smart Water Magazine was launched one year ago with a clear mission: to create a debate about international water management, as well as bringing together the most relevant and up-to-date information about the water market to our worldwide readers. In order to do this, during the past 12 months, we have spoken with numerous water specialists to find out about the latest trends of the water sector.

In this compilation, you can read the most popular interviews of 2019:

1. Gregg Herrin: "Digital twins will become an engrained part of every aspect of the water industry"

This interview with Gregg Harris, Senior Director, Water Infrastructure, Bentley Systems, focus on the digital twin concept and how this technology can help water utilities.

2. "Fatberg is a word invented by Thames Water to bring the very serious problem of sewer abuse"

We spoke to Stuart White, Head of Media Relations at Thames Water, at the beginning of the year, as part of our cycle of interviews on how top businesses in the sector communicate about water.

3. L. Loeffler: "We are not doing enough to create public awareness of the future water crisis"

We had the privilege of speaking with Lukas Loeffler, President of Water and Wastewater at Schneider Electric, on the most relevant day for the water sector: World Water Day.

4. “Water is a cross-cutting issue which is crucial for the achievement of the 2030 Agenda”

To get a better understanding of 2019’s World Water Day, we also caught up with Dr Marianne Kjellén, Senior Water Advisor at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

5. "Water management companies will become software businesses with water resource managers"

In this interview, Vicente Fajardo, Director General of Global Omnium, tells us first-hand the metamorphosis that this Spain-based company has experienced in the past decade.

6. "The severe water challenges facing the world require an unprecedented and truly global response"


In our cycle of interviews to the media relations directors of relevant water companies, we spoke with Marta Jiménez, Communications Officer at the International Water Association (IWA).

7. Dragan Savic: "Digitalization gives all actors in the water sector the enabling tools"

As part of our interviews on digitalization in the water industry, we interview​ Dragan Savic, Chair of IWA Digital Water Programme’s Steering Committee.

8. N. Samples: "Schneider Electric continues to lead the digital transformation in the water sector"

In this interview, Nicole Samples, Water & Wastewater Segment Marketing and Communications Manager at Schneider Electric, tells us how this French-based company uses the latest technologies to communicate about water.

9. Nicolas Foret (Schneider Electric): "Digital solutions in water promise greater business value"

Nicolas Foret, Global Solution Architect and Water Competency Center Director at Schneider Electric, explains how water utilities can manage the risk of cyber-attacks. ​

10. Will Sarni: “Cyber security is critical for water utilities”

To discover the potential of digital water and its future trends, we spoke with Will Sarni, founder and CEO of Water Foundry.

11. M. Ndiaye (UNHCR): "To make the SDG 6 goal possible, everyone must step up and do their part"​

In this interview, Mariama Ndiaye, Associate WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) Officer at UNHCR, The UN Refugee Agency, speaks to us about the water crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

12. E. Reyna (ACCIONA): "Most people have no idea the work it takes to have running water at home"

As part of our communications cycle of interviews, we talked to Elena Reyna, Marketing & Communication Director at ACCIONA Agua, on how this Spanish-based company focuses its water communication.

13. Mercedes Martín: "Climate change is a burning issue, but few people can explain what it involves"

Águeda García Durango spoke with Mercedes Martín, meteorologist and weather presenter for the Spanish television channel Antena 3, on climate change.

14. M. Veiga (Sabesp): “Brazil's biggest challenge is the universalization of sanitation"

As part of our cycle of interviews on digitalization, we spoke to Marcello Xavier Veiga, currently working at the Planning and Development Superintendence at SABESP, to learn a bit about the challenges Brazil faces in terms of water supply and sewage collection.

15. Manuel García (Almar Water Solutions): “We need to send our audience proper messages in real time”​

We close this compilation of Smart Water Magazine’s top 15 interviews with an interview with Manuel García Calvo, Business Development & Marketing Manager at Almar Water Solutions, on the company’s corporate communication strategy.

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