PechaKucha Presentation

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Chris Midgley

Manager, Water Services and Asset Management, Regional District of Nanaimo in Nanaimo

All Is Water

PRESENTED ON JUN 07, 2016
IN NANAIMO @ VOL 4

In addition to being the Manager of Energy and Sustainability for the Regional District of Nanaimo, Chris is an adjunct professor in VIUs new Master of Community Planning program. Chris’ areas of expertise include sustainable community design and planning, urban design, sustainable transportation, policy development, and organizational change.

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Water for Life

BY SIMON TAYLOR
@ VOL 4 ON SEP 23, 2011

Simon talks about the exhibition he designed for the "Water for Life" project.

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Water Scarcity in Florida

BY ERIC HOFFMAN
@ VOL 11 ON SEP 20, 2013

Eric Hoffman blows the cap off the hydrant regarding Florida's worsening water shortage. By next year (2014) Orlando water demand will exceed its water supply. Where is the water going? How is it being used? What can we do about it? Watch to find the answers to these questions and more.

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Clean Water for Life

BY BRADLEY PIERIK
@ VOL 28 ON JUN 13, 2013

Bradley Pierik (of Twothirds Water) has been studying the systems by which third-world countries purify their water to make it safe for human consumption. When waterborne diseases account for the majority of hospitalizations, a filtration system can literally be a lifesaver. Bradley goes into depth on his research and a prototype filter he's made while performing outreach in countries all over. 

"Presentation of the Day" on December 28, 2013.

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Life on the Water

BY MARCY HOLTZ
@ VOL 12 ON FEB 19, 2015

Marcy and Lisa will share how their water ski story started as a family affair, transformed into a team sport and has served as a bond of friendship and connector for business.

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Worth of Water

BY IGNE HUJIBRECHTS
@ PECHAKUCHA EVENT ON JUL 29, 2013

Igne Hujibrechts talks about the importance of water in the world and especially in third world countries. She tells her story of the worth of water through her travel across many struggling countries.

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Water Management in Action

BY SARVJEET SINGH GYANI
@ VOL 2 ON JUL 25, 2015

Sarvjeet Singh Gyani, business owner with a passion for environment, shares his story of 'water management in action'.

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Global Tap

BY DAN WHITMAN
@ VOL 2 ON MAY 21, 2016

Dan Whitman is the Founder of Global Tap, a worldwide organization dedicated to fresh water for all, while conserving resources and protecting the environment. Did you ever stop to consider the incredible amount of plastic and glass bottles required to satisfy the demand for convenient water worldwide? Dan Whitman did and that consideration led him to establish Global Tap. Watch his PechaKucha and discover a different and sustainable way to deliver water around the world.

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Water: The Mighty Molecule!

BY ROD ALLEN
@ VOL 5 ON NOV 10, 2016

Rod Allen, a professional educator and water-resource scientist, describes water’s structure, unusual features, and its many key roles. Surface tension, boiling point, and bipolarity are used to illustrate some of water’s remarkable behaviors. Solubility and specific heat are especially important to the health of the planet. The importance of water as a building block for life, the current and future status of water resources, and its origin soon after the universe was formed, are included in this comprehensive survey of the mighty molecule.

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Water, Drugs and Human Guinea Pigs

BY ALEX CONNER
@ VOL 17 ON MAR 13, 2017

Alex Conner talks about his role as a scientist, all his mistakes on the way and how water going into our brains keeps us alive but can easily kill us.