Daily Archives: September 8, 2013

Water: Intersect of Technology, Processes, and Sustainable Development to Address Rapid Population Growth [09/08/2013]

Guests:  
  • Jonathan Lanciani, President/Chief Executive Officer, Sustainable Water LLC (By Skype), and
  • Anthony (Tony) Somers, COO, Impact Economics (PackH20) (By Skype).

Segment 1

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Jonathan Lanciani, President/Chief Executive Officer, Sustainable Water LLC (By Skype)

Segment 2

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Jonathan Lanciani, President/Chief Executive Officer, Sustainable Water LLC (By Skype)

Segment 3

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Anthony (Tony) Somers, COO, Impact Economics (PackH20) (By Skype).

Segment 4

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Anthony (Tony) Somers, COO, Impact Economics (PackH20) (By Skype).


Program Summary:

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Our featured guests are:

  • Segment ‘1’: Jonathan Lanciani, President/Chief Executive Officer, Sustainable Water LLC (By Skype)
  • Segment ‘2’: Jonathan Lanciani, President/Chief Executive Officer, Sustainable Water LLC (By Skype)
  • Segment ‘3’: Anthony (Tony) Somers, COO, Impact Economics (PackH20) (By Skype).
  • Segment ‘4’: Anthony (Tony) Somers, COO, Impact Economics (PackH20) (By Skype).

Sustainable Water, a Richmond-based firm, has spent the past 20 years designing and constructing decentralized water reclamation and reuse treatment facilities. This has occurred in a time when urbanization and population has dramatically increased the demand for fresh water. Sustainable Water gathers expert teams of water industry veterans, world-class design engineers, and award-winning commercial contractors to establish a reliable and consistent source of competitively priced water. One of the main goals of this organization is to recycle water for heating, cooling, and irrigation while decreasing the demand for water from conventional sources. This can greatly reduce the drawdown of precious water sources from the surrounding environment.

Jonathan A. Lanciani, the CEO and President of Sustainable Water has over 20 years of experience in the water industrial industry, with a specific focus on District Energy, Automotive, Food & Beverage, and the Commercial and Institutional sectors in North America. Through Sustainable Energy, Lanciani has been able to design and install over 50 facilities in the United States, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Africa. His company has also developed revolutionary wastewater treatment technologies in order to treat wastewater for reuse.

As a Licensee of “Living Machines” from Worrell Water Technologies of Charlottesville, VA, another of Jonathon Lanciani’s organizations blends today’s science and engineering with plants and beneficial bacteria to provide lasting water solutions. Living Machines perfected and streamlined these technologies making this technology energy efficient and able to be integrated into any size community. Because only one percent [1%] of all water on Earth is usable freshwater, Living Machines has made it its goal to find ways to efficiently recycle and reuse this water. The United States Department of the Interior has said, “Chronic water supply problems in the West (Western United States) are one of the greatest challenges facing the nation in the coming decades.” With use of a Hydroponic living machine system, generally located in either a building or greenhouse, Living Machines are able to prevent the issue of water supply and overconsumption for the future.

The PackH20 is an innovative backpack that allows the safe and efficient transport of water, primarily in regions deprived of accessible drinking water. PackH20 was constructed to include a removable liner that can be reused and sanitized with exposure to sunlight. The PackH20 also includes a spout for dispensing and a puncture resistant shell. It is also extremely lightweight, and collapsible to reduce stress on the courier’s back and allow for easy storage. The design has revolutionized the way women in water stressed regions transport water to sustain their community.

The concept of the PackH20 was motivated by the 2010 earthquake in Haiti in which woman who were given clean water still struggled to transport it because the method of doing so involved using contaminated buckets, once used to store pesticides, as well as the weight distribution being too strenuous for the average walk of 3.5 miles to reach their homes. The main goal of PackH20 is to provide a backpack to every individual who needs one.

Tony Somers is the Chief Operating Officer of PackH20. Prior to launching PackH20, Tony was a founding partner and President of Capital Media Group which is a logistics and marketing company specializing in the distribution of media and data storage products for the global market which was sold in 2010. Tony also managed Digital Storage Canada and led business development and supplier relations for the company’s Midwest United States office. With his experience, Tony understands what it means to drive logistics and distribution that create measurable results for customers and partners.

Greif is the company responsible for developing the PackH20 water backpack. Greif is a world leader in industrial packaging and has outlets based out of Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, and South America in order to reach the majority of the world’s water stressed regions and disaster areas. It produces steel, plastic, fiber, flexible and corrugated containers, packaging accessories, and containerboard. Grief also provides blending, filling, and packaging services for a wide range of industries. It also manages acreage in the United States. With more than 200 operating locations in more than 50 countries, Greif is positioned to serve global as well as regional customers. As an active and involved member of both the Clinton Global Initiative and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, Greif joins with other companies around the world that are increasing their focus on reducing their impact on the environment and being responsible corporate citizens, merging sustainability goals with business considerations to develop strategies that address environmental and social concerns.


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