Webinar: Water, Innovation and the City

Water, Innovation and the City is WILBrasil’s webinar theme – Water Innovation Laboratories 2018

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The Canadian NGO Waterlution, which is in the country under the curation of Dawn Fleming, will have a webinar October 30 to discuss how social innovation can create ways to better take care of water in the urban space

With the theme “Water, Innovation and the City”, WILBrasil – Laboratories of Water Innovation 2018, part of the Canadian NGO Waterlution (www.waterlution / brasil), promotes a webinar on October 30 from 10h to 11h30. The idea is to discuss how social innovation can help find ways of taking care of water present in urban space. Both in metropolis and in São Paulo and in municipalities not yet so impacted by social problems caused by challenges such as lack of basic sanitation, for example.

In the webinar, three invited speakers will address the theme: Carolina Viviane Nunes, Gustavo Veronesi and Roberto Montezuma will talk about their innovative projects with the Blumenau, São Paulo and Recife rivers. “They will share their experiences and from there we will discuss ideas in the area of social innovation that solve different difficulties, for example, the risk of water rationing that São Paulo is once again facing due to dry weather and low rainfall, which has already dropped the rates of the Cantareira reservoir to less than 40%, “says WIL curator Dawn Fleming.

The architect Carolina Nunes is a postgraduate in sustainable architecture, she was a researcher at the Technical University of Munich, the University of Delft and the University of Copenhagen. Under the patronage of the German Chancellery and the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, she became the German Chancellor Fellow with the project “Rivers and Cities, environmental aspects and public spaces: new planning strategies as an interconnection between administrative expertise and civil society activities in the cities”.

Gustavo Veronesi is a geographer, educator and environmentalist. For more than 15 years, he has been working in communities and third sector organizations, always developing and applying environmental education practices. He coordinated projects at the IPESA Institute for Socioenvironmental Projects and Research (IPESA), which focuses on training teachers and social educators on issues related to sustainability and coordinating water quality monitoring groups in the Alto Tietê river basin. Coordinates the Observing the Rivers Project, developed by SOS Mata Atlântica.

Professor of architecture and urban planning at the Federal University of Pernambuco, Roberto Montezuma is one of the coordinators of INCITI – Research and Innovation for Cities, a transdisciplinary group linked to UFPE, whose mission is to catalyze knowledge and design collaborative solutions to build inclusive, sustainable and happy. One of his current projects is the Capibaribe Park that has as a priority the connection of the population with the waters of the city. He holds a doctorate from the University of Lisbon.

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