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.
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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.
Hydrologic: Where Water, Art & Activism Meet
BY KRISANNE BAKER
@ VOL 21
ON APR 11, 2014
Krisanne Baker, ecological artist, water activist and art educator, presents “Hydrologic,” in an effort to raise awareness on behalf of water. She talks about about her thoughts and actions, and the cycles between water's inhabitants and their recipients.
"Presentation of the Day" on September 6, 2014.
Providing Safe Water
BY SHILPA ALVA
@ VOL 30
ON JUN 03, 2014
1 in 9 of us do not have access to safe water. 9,800 of us die each day as a result of water-borne diseases; most of these victims are children less than 5 years old. Shilpa Alva talks about educational and awareness programs that reach thousands of people in our community their global impact.
"Presentation of the Day" on October 22, 2014.
Reap What You Sow: Connections between Land and Sea
BY PAUL COSTELLO
@ VOL 11
ON MAR 03, 2016
Paul Costello's work involves monitoring of water quality and reef health on the inshore GBR for the Marine Monitoring Program (MMP). Here to discuss human influences on both maters and the importance of communicating the findings of the MMP.
Water: The Mighty Molecule!
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.
Bacteria and water voles: A model system to help us understand disease
BY RICHARD HASSALL
@ VOL 21
ON MAR 13, 2018
Richard Hassall presents his work on water voles in the North East of Scotland.
A Brief History of Human Intoxication and the War on People (of Color) Who Use Drugs
BY LOGAN KINAMORE
@ VOL 8
ON APR 06, 2018
"Human beings have consumed mind and mood-altering substances since the advent of our species, using drugs for medicine, magic, and recreation. From pre-historical fermentation to the modern racist war on drugs, we will explore the human experience through the lens of drug use and changing social attitudes."