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INTERVIEWS

9 Sep 2019

INTERVIEW WITH HAMID MEHMOOD, SENIOR RESEARCHER: HYDRO-INFORMATICS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, UNU-INWEH

Q. In your report Bibliometrics of Water Research: A Global Snapshot, you provide a statistical analysis of water research between the years 2012 and 2017. What is the significance of the time frame you chose for the analysis? What can you tell us about water research trends before 2012? 

We published this report to provide a snapshot of global water-related research and to gauge the tre...

5 Sep 2019

INTERVIEW WITH JAMIE LINTON, AUTHOR, WHAT IS WATER? : THE HISTORY OF A MODERN ABSTRACTION 

Q. In your book What is Water?: The History of Modern Abstraction, you talk about how the global water crisis has exposed fundamental issues with the way we think about water. What kind of issues have been exposed and how should we think about water? 

Oh that’s a big question that draws together so many ideas! Basically, I argued that the water crisis has far more to do with people than with water. We often asc...

INTERVIEW WITH JOYCE NELSON, AUTHOR OF BYPASSING DYSTOPIA: HOPE-FILLED CHALLENGES TO CORPORATE RULE 

Q. The documentary filmmaker Damien Gillis has praised your book Bypassing Dystopia: Hope-filled Challenges to Corporate Rule for “decoding the corporate jargon used to disguise what is really the transfer of wealth from everyday citizens to the hidden off-shore accounts of multinational corporations and the elite investor class.”

Is that an accurate summation of your book and can you tell us more about it...

20 Mar 2019

INTERVIEW WITH JOEL SOLOMON, CO-FOUNDING PARTNER, RENEWAL FUNDS

Q. Your book is called The Clean Money Revolution: Reinventing Power, Purpose, and Capitalism. What kind of economic revolutionary change would you like to see?

We must prioritise fair and equal opportunity. Investment in women globally is a priority for slowing climate change. Reconciliation with Indigenous people is essential for healing past wrongs. Having a social safety net for health, education, welfare, and seniors’ support, with basic...

20 Dec 2018

INTERVIEW WITH AVERY MICHAELSON, CEO, UCAPTURE

Q. Tell us about UCapture. How will it help the planet and where do you see yourself a year from now?

UCapture is a green-tech platform that combats climate change, for free, when users shop online.

We have developed a simple browser extension that activates at over 5,000 online retailers, and funds carbon offset projects like reforestation and methane capture at no extra cost to our users.  As such, UCapture captures the “cost of carbon” in a win-win-win for...

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