047: Service, Smart Sewers, and Slaying the Basics with Pete Buttigieg

Mayor Pete Buttigieg is the chief executive of the City of South Bend, where he was also born. He took office in 2012 at the age of twenty-nine and is responsible for the city workforce of over 1,000 employees and an annual budget over $380 million. Buttigieg has been profiled by the New York Times…

046: From Frowns to Wows, Innovating the Water Conservation Conversation with Kathy Nguyen

Kathy Nguyen graduated from Berry College with a BA in Speech/Communications.  She studied Environmental Management at the University of Maryland. She has been with Cobb County Water System since 2001.  In 2004 she became the Water Efficiency Manager, where she developed, implemented and manages the Water Efficiency Program. In 2009 she became the Senior Project…

045: Water Innovation Week, The Human Capital-Technology Nexus, and More with Imagine H2O

Nashelley Kaplan-Dailey directs Imagine H2O’s Policy efforts, a suite of initiatives identifying and advancing policies leading to the broader deployment of water innovation. Nashelley joined Imagine H2O from WaterNow Alliance where she was Senior Project Manager working with government, NGO’s and the private sector to design and implement programs and policies supporting sustainable water management at…

044: Why the Value of Water Could be Your Key to Attracting and Retaining Talent with Jorge Rodriguez

Jorge Rodriguez is a passionate (obsessive?) water guy. He is a Zillenial that refuses to acknowledge he’s a millennial. Jorge was born and raised in Puerto Rico and is a professional civil engineer and program manager with 14 years of experience in water and sewer infrastructure projects. Over the last 11 years, he’s been working…

043: Talking Leadership with 2018 PNCWA Woman of the Year, Chanin Bays

Chanin Bays is the Administrative Services Manager for Clackamas County Water Environment Services.  She began her career with Clackamas County in 2007 in the Elections Division, before joining Water Environment Services (WES) in 2010.  As the Administrative Services Manager she supports business activities of Department leaders and technical staff, manages administrative support staff, policy analysts,…