PechaKucha Presentation

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Shilpa Alva

Co-Founder & Executive Director, Surge in Chicago

Providing Safe Water

PRESENTED ON JUN 03, 2014
IN CHICAGO @ VOL 30

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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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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Learn To Live

BY YANTI TURANG
@ VOL 14 ON OCT 08, 2014

Yanti Turang is a pediatric nurse, originally from Australia and currently working in New Orleans founded the organization Learn To Live in 2011 in order to provide health care and access to clean water in the Indonesia and Laos.  Yanti shares the “we can do it” spirit of those involved with Learn To Live.

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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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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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The Story of Water in Hawaii

BY ERIC JOHNSON
@ VOL 27 ON JUN 10, 2016

"The window of wonder into the world of water."

In "The Story of Water in Hawaii" from PechaKucha Night Honolulu Vol. 27, Eric Johnson led a journey through the process of creating an original theatrical production in collaboration with artists, activists and multiple community partners. Eric is Artistic Director of the Honolulu Theatre for Youth. His production - "H2O: The Story of Water in Hawaii" - performed for over 20,000 students, teachers and families on Oahu this Spring and will tour to five Neighbor Islands this fall. 

This was "PechaKucah of the Day" on Thursday, October 27th, 2016.

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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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We Need Water!

BY NICOLE KANTNER
@ VOL 11 ON NOV 17, 2016

Nicole Kantner braucht immer ein Projekt. Bilinguale Sprachkurse, Baby- und Kinderschwimmen, ehrenamtliches Engagement für die Caritas, englischsprachige Musicals, Arbeit am Theater oder zum Beispiel Wassertanks bauen in Ghana. "We need water!", das las sie 1997 vor einem Kindergarten in Ghana. 2013 reiste sie hin und änderte das!