- 31 Mar 2017
The Water Cycle
This is my first ever blog for a Business Impact School. Wish me luck!!
The valuing nature Business Impact School was held in London and required only getting a short flight from Belfast (mind you I thought an early flight seemed like a good idea at the time….until I realised the coffee shop hadn’t opened yet).
The Business Impact School was hosted by Willis Towers Watson at the Willis Building and was located near the top floor where you could see the Thames River and the London eye, (mind you my ears did pop a few times going up in the elevator).
During my participation to the Business Impact school (BIS) I had the chance to expand my knowledge regarding issues of nature evaluation as well as meet specialised professionals and PhD students.
Katie tells us how the Business School equipped her with the appropriate tools to move her research into the hand of folks that can make important business and policy decisions for ecologically engineered seawalls in UK.
My experience of the Valuing Nature Business Impact School 2017
Communicating science to business
The world. Our world. My world.
This tends to be the angle of the researcher.
Taking seriously the email my supervisor sent me that morning to inform me about the Business Impact School was perhaps one of the wisest things I have done during the first months of my PhD journey. I immediately felt that I had to be part of this community and that I had to take hold of the opportunity Valuing Nature was offering to restless environmentally-conscious young researchers like myself, to get on the wagon to the frontline of the war we declared against nature capital's mismanagement.
BBSRC is launching a call for applications to understand how agricultural pests and diseases become resistant to the agents currently used to control them.
The problem of resistance to antibiotics is well documented. Recently, doctors in the US were unable to save the life of a woman who had an infection caused by a bacterium which was resistant to all available antibiotics. The future has the potential to become a ‘post-antibiotic era’ unless new drugs are developed or ways are found to overcome resistance in bacteria.