Episode 34: The Future of Water with 120Water

Water. Arguably the most important resource we have...and yet, how often do we think about our water systems? While the events in Flint, Michigan shined a light on the industry, it's still not a prominent topic of conversation. For Megan Glover, this was a problem. That's why she founded 120Water, a company that aims to bridge the fractured elements within the industry to help consumers know what's in their water, and water industry professionals adhere to regulations while understaffed and under-financed. Sitting down with Megan, we dive into the world of water testing, aging infrastructure and their ability to detect Covid-19 hotspots, among many other topics within the market. Join us as we explore the nuances and future of our water systems.


Clara Mouawad

Clara is the Content Specialist at BCC Research, where she spends her time writing blogs and white papers, designing graphics and thinking up ways BCC can take over the world...like with a podcast.

A world traveler (less so during COVID19, of course), marketing whiz and always thirsty for knowledge, Clara finds innovators in a variety of fields and asks the question that our listeners want to know: How will this industry, technology or company shape how we live and work in the future?

Episode Timeline

  • [00:00]UOM Innovation Factory sponsorship
  • [00:47]Introducing the water industry and 120Water
  • [02:07]Megan's story and the creation of 120Water
  • [04:47]The current state and issues in the water industry
  • [07:28]The mission of 120Water by application
  • [09:10]The three solutions 120Water provides
  • [11:43]The software used by 120Water
  • [13:57]Detecting Covid-19 hotspots in the water system
  • [17:55]On the water system's aging infrastructure
  • [21:09]Working on a national level with 120Water Partner Ecosystem
  • [23:32]The future of the water industry in 10-15 years