During the 4th annual #BCtech Summit (March 11-13, 2019), businesses and entrepreneurs from around Vancouver and BC gathered at the Vancouver Convention Centre. Showcasing UBC technology, the RES’EAU WaterNET team was represented by Dr. Madjid Mohseni, as well as Karl Zimmermann and Sid Bhartia. They were joined by members of UBC’s Emerging Media Lab and representatives from the VP Research and Innovation office.
The group showcased the RES’EAU Community Circle™ model, as well as the mobile pilot treatment plant, and new technologies such as Biological Ion Exchange. Alongside existing technologies, grad students in CHBE work to adapt existing, and develop novel water treatment technologies. RES’EAU’s Community Circle™ model for innovation customizes solutions for communities, with decisions, practices, technologies and services tailored to a community’s unique needs. It systematically collects and assesses existing knowledge of potential solutions, while capturing and weighing the perspective of all the stakeholders involved in Indigenous and small water system upgrades. RES’EAU helps partners and stakeholders understand and act upon the knowledge, skills, values and ethical responsibilities required to innovate, and to embrace the notion that issues of water quality in small, rural and Indigenous communities are directly connected to broader health and social challenges.
For more information on RES’EAU-WaterNET, please visit http://www.reseauwaternet.ca/.”