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Guest Host: Steve Roberts
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- Erik Olson Of the Natural Resources Defense Council
- Andrew Macoun A principal water and sanitation specialist for the World Bank
- Richard Drew Chief of the bureau of water facilities regulation for the Florida Department of Environmental Protection
- David Furukawa Past president of the International Desalination Association
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