TEDX Talk on Transition Water and Floating Islands
`Our longtime friend and collaborator Bruce Kania gave a TED Talk about Transition Water and the role that floating islands will play in getting there by using nature as a model. Check it out.
In our drive to provide food for a growing world population,we have invented then squandered billions of tons of artificial fertilizer, impairing most of our surface waters over the last 70 years. By viewing this fertilizer as a resource, we can “transition” these water-borne nutrients back out through the food-web, while creating more abundance, more food and transitioning water towards sustainability.
A graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Bruce has focused his professional career on product invention, intellectual property development and licensing since 1992. After enjoying success in the fields of prosthetics, textiles and sensor technology, his life-long fascination with the interrelation of natural and human systems, combined with his passion for the outdoors, led him to conceive the idea for what eventually became the technology behind the BioHaven brand of floating treatment wetlands. Today, Bruce is CEO and Research Director of Floating Island International, Inc., and is the Chairman of the FII Board, as well as being the principal owner of Fountainhead, LLC, FIIs parent company. He remains actively involved in licensing, demonstration projects and promotion, while pursuing his quest for holistic and effective solutions to nutrient-impaired waters, working with Nature through the practice of biomimicry.