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Alex Conner

University metropolitan elitist ivory tower dweller., University of Birmingham in Birmingham

Water, Drugs and Human Guinea Pigs

PRESENTED ON MAR 13, 2017
IN BIRMINGHAM @ VOL 17

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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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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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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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. 

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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.

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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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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. 

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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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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.

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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."