GEDI Exchange

A 30-minute Exchange

Water, AI, and making your summer happier and healthier

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Summer is nearly here, which means trips to the beach, hanging out at the cottage on the lake or a boat, catching fish at a river’s edge, and drinking lots of water to stay healthy. (And after this instalment, it means our webinar series takes a two-month summer hiatus.)
 
With so much of what we love doing at any time of year dependent on water, it only makes sense to take care of it. Yet we dump so much into our waterways like fertilizers, chemicals, sewage, and garbage, that it affects the health of fish, birds, and us. It promotes (sometimes toxic) algae blooms, encourages the growth of nasty organisms, and robs it of oxygen, thereby suffocating nearly everything that lives in it. We are also becoming more dependent on aquaculture to put fresh fish on our tables - but there are significant challenges to doing so sustainably. Fixing these problems later will cost millions or even billions. So, how do we monitor and manage the water better? Our ability to enjoy all those wonderful summer activities and quality of life depend on it.
 
Please join us for 30 minutes at the next GEDI Exchange webinar with Blue Lion Labs and the University of Waterloo’s Water Institute. They will discuss using AI to help monitor, understand, and better manage our water. Last month’s webinar was about instrumenting and sensing the environment. This month is about what to do with the resulting large amounts of data to make intelligent, objective decisions to enable more effective and cost-efficient solutions.
 
If you have a few extra minutes, there will also be 10 minutes of audience Q&A after the discussion. Something to think about before sailing off into the lazy, hazy days of summer.

Date and time:

Tuesday, June 15, 2021 | 1:00 p.m. ET


Expert panelists:

Jason Deglint

Jason Deglint
CEO and Co-founder
Blue Lion Labs

Roy Brouwer

Roy Brouwer
Executive Director
the Water Institute

 
Host and moderator:
Managing Director, GEDI 
 

Join us as we sit down with some of the best and brightest to discuss innovation for today and tomorrow!

More than ever, our society and economy needs innovation to thrive and stride into the future.  Fortunately, at the University of Waterloo and in its surrounding ecosystem, we have many of Canada's leading enterprises working on and succeeding at doing just that.  Some are established and transforming rapidly to lead in the world around us.  Others are new, you’ve likely never heard of them before, but are the bright sparks we need to shine light on our path forward.

At UWaterloo, we created the GEDI Exchange (GEDIx) to bring these bright sparks together to start a fire: to pool ideas, find ways to cooperate and collaborate, to solve problems better, to address new markets and customers … in short, to get something cooking.  It really is a race out there to find the best ideas and innovators, and to team up with them.  Tune into the GEDIx webinars to find out who they are, what they do, and get connected with them.

We’ll keep it short too: these days we’re all in many webinars.  So just 30 minutes for our GEDI Exchange members and ecosystem partners to present their viewpoints and new ideas.  If you have a few extra minutes, stay tuned for 10 minutes of audience Q&A after the discussion.

For more information contact: gedi.info@uwaterloo.ca

Past GEDIx webinars