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Todd Votteler On Why Water Professionals Need Dispute Resolution Skills
In this time of Peace On Earth, Goodwill Towards Men, we wanted to share "The Water Show!" Interview with Todd Votteler, Editor of the Texas Water Journal, a Special Master for an endangered species adjudication, and long time dispute resolution expert.
As a longtime employee of Water Authorities with training in Natural Resoures and Environmental Geography, Todd found himself frequently talking with members of the public and other agencies about disputes over water, and came to recognize the value of learning dispute resolution skills.
Dispute resolution training is not typically part of the background of water scientists and engineers, can be expensive and time-consuming to get, taking staff away from the office and day-to-day responsibilities.
In this interview, Todd shares:
how water managers and their employers can benefit from the development of dispute resolution skills for water managers,
the importance of understanding the need for water diplomacy not just on a national or international level, but at a very local level when working with your service area and stakeholders;
the upcoming opportunities to obtain these skills though an live virtual program Todd has been developing through the Virtual Water Education Lab; and
how you can participate in Todd's research on the dispute resolution experiences by water managers in his current survey interviews.
Enjoy The Water Show! interview with Todd Votteler from Collaborative Water Resolution LLC on Dispute Resolution for Water Managers!
Chuck Kile On How Groundwater Companies Can Attract Good Employees
In preparation for Groundwater Week 2021, Chuck Kile, Adapt Digital Solutions, talks with The Water Show! on growing up in his family's construction company and taking on the responsibilities for website development and online marketing for the company. As a member of the 2021 Cohort of the Virtual Water Education Lab, Chuck conducted face-to-face interviews with heads of groundwater companies who identified the challenge of getting and keepting staff as a top-of-mind challenge. As will be shared in his Groundwater Week Workshop, Chuck talks about some of the ways in which website design, online marketing and business practices help groundwater companies to attract and retain employees, including showing faces of women and people of color, and discussing the importance role groundwater professionals play in protecting the environment.
Posted December 13, 2021
Chuck Martz on Go-To-Market Strategies for Innovative Water Technologies
Show Notes Coming Soon!
Posted December 13, 2021
Colorado Justice Greg Hobbs, Water Law Expert & Poet (In Memorium)
In 2013, "The Water Show!" caught up with Colorado Supreme Court Justice Greg Hobbs, a published poet who loved water and loved Colorado. Greg passed away November 2021.
In this interview - captured in the hallways of the 2013 American Water Works Association Annual Conference & Exposition, Greg shares his thoughts on the role of poetry, storytelling, and other arts in both understanding and communicating water-related concepts - and his advice on how water professionals can build their own skills as Water Poets! And, of course, he recites his favorite poem.
RIP Greg Hobbs!
Posted December 3, 2021
WEF President Lynn Broaddus and WEFTEC Exhibitors 2021
In this interview with WaterVent Founder Ulf Leonhard, we talk about the origin of this event which brings together startups, investors, advisors and other member of the water innovation community; the transition to a virtual program; and the role of Ulf's wife Gabi, who recently passed away after a long battle with cancer.
Posted September 10, 2021
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Since 2012, WaterCitizen Media has been capturing interviews with some of the most interesting Water Leaders and Innovators through our podcast and our "Special Edition" event coverage.