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Water We Doing?

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Discover how our most precious commodity impacts our lives in so many fascinating ways. That's right! We're talking about water, but not like you've ever heard it before. Join us as we explore social, environmental and economic issues around the globe as we ask the questions: what are we doing, and how can we do better? The "Water We Doing?" podcast is a production of the Aquatic Biosphere Project. The podcast is produced and hosted by David Evans (P. Biol), the Project's Director of Conservation. For more info please check out www.AquaticBiosphere.ca

Discover how our most precious commodity impacts our lives in so many fascinating ways. That's right! We're talking about water, but not like you've ever heard it before. Join us as we explore social, environmental and economic issues around the globe as we ask the questions: what are we doing, and how can we do better? The "Water We Doing?" podcast is a production of the Aquatic Biosphere Project. The podcast is produced and hosted by David Evans (P. Biol), the Project's Director of Conservation. For more info please check out www.AquaticBiosphere.ca

Location:

Canada

Description:

Discover how our most precious commodity impacts our lives in so many fascinating ways. That's right! We're talking about water, but not like you've ever heard it before. Join us as we explore social, environmental and economic issues around the globe as we ask the questions: what are we doing, and how can we do better? The "Water We Doing?" podcast is a production of the Aquatic Biosphere Project. The podcast is produced and hosted by David Evans (P. Biol), the Project's Director of Conservation. For more info please check out www.AquaticBiosphere.ca

Language:

English


Episodes

Deep Dive Interview with Sophika Kostyniuk, Oceanwise Seafood Program

7/2/2021
What's for dinner? Are we having sustainably caught Arctic Char from right here in Canada? Or are we easting an endangered species illegally caught from halfway around the world? Well unless you have a DNA testing kit there's no way to know. Seafood in Canada has been shown to be labelled incorrectly 47% of the time so you really have no idea what you are actually eating. How can we help support our honest fishermen and women and stop supporting criminal fishing organizations and save our...

Duration:01:02:20

Deep Dive Interview with Sayara Thurston, Seafood Fraud and DNA Testing with Oceana Canada

7/1/2021
What's for dinner? Are we having sustainably caught Arctic Char from right here in Canada? Or are we easting an endangered species illegally caught from halfway around the world? Well unless you have a DNA testing kit there's no way to know. Seafood in Canada has been shown to be labelled incorrectly 47% of the time so you really have no idea what you are actually eating. How can we help support our honest fishermen and women and stop supporting criminal fishing organizations and save our...

Duration:00:33:26

Deep Dive Interview with Dr. Sylvain Charlebois, Food Fraud in Canada, Dalhousie University

6/30/2021
What's for dinner? Are we having sustainably caught Arctic Char from right here in Canada? Or are we easting an endangered species illegally caught from halfway around the world? Well unless you have a DNA testing kit there's no way to know. Seafood in Canada has been shown to be labelled incorrectly 47% of the time so you really have no idea what you are actually eating. How can we help support our honest fishermen and women and stop supporting criminal fishing organizations and save our...

Duration:00:31:37

Deep Dive Interview with Christina Callegari, Seachoice, Seafood Traceability

6/29/2021
What's for dinner? Are we having sustainably caught Arctic Char from right here in Canada? Or are we easting an endangered species illegally caught from halfway around the world? Well unless you have a DNA testing kit there's no way to know. Seafood in Canada has been shown to be labelled incorrectly 47% of the time so you really have no idea what you are actually eating. How can we help support our honest fishermen and women and stop supporting criminal fishing organizations and save our...

Duration:00:48:56

What's for Dinner? Fish Fraud in Canada

6/28/2021
What's for dinner? Are we having sustainably caught Arctic Char from right here in Canada? Or are we easting an endangered species illegally caught from halfway around the world? Well unless you have a DNA testing kit there's no way to know. Seafood in Canada has been shown to be labelled incorrectly 47% of the time so you really have no idea what you are actually eating. How can we help support our honest fishermen and women and stop supporting criminal fishing organizations and save our...

Duration:00:33:55

Deep Dive with Dr. Keith Cressman, Chief Locust Forecasting Officer, UN FAO

5/26/2021
Locusts. For those born in the 1990s, one of the first images that come to memory is the evil Hopper, a scarred grasshopper, ruthless and violent, and arch-nemesis of the curious and inventing ant Flik in Bug’s life. In the Disney Pixar cartoon, Hopper and his gang devastate crops, destroying any food source available and terrorizing other creatures living in their same area. A plague that for countries like Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Eritrea has become a living nightmare. 2020, the year of...

Duration:00:44:20

Rain isn't always a good thing! Desert Locust Devastation

5/24/2021
Locusts. For those born in the 1990s, one of the first images that come to memory is the evil Hopper, a scarred grasshopper, ruthless and violent, and arch-nemesis of the curious and inventing ant Flik in Bug’s life. In the Disney Pixar cartoon, Hopper and his gang devastate crops, destroying any food source available and terrorizing other creatures living in their same area. A plague that for countries like Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Eritrea has become a living nightmare. 2020, the year of...

Duration:00:22:20

Deep Dive with Dr. David Locky, Microplastics, MacEwan University

5/12/2021
Did you know you eat about a credit card's worth of plastic every week? Plastic is in almost everything humans produce and consume these days. When plastic isn't reused, recycled, or properly disposed of it begins to break down in the environment. It breaks into tiny microscopic pieces called microplastics which can be found everywhere on the planet. They travel in rain drops, can be blown by the winds and are consumed by small organisms and biomagnify up the food chain. We are eating...

Duration:00:42:30

How much Plastic do you eat Everyday? The Science Behind Microplastics!

5/10/2021
Did you know you eat about a credit card's worth of plastic every week? Plastic is in almost everything humans produce and consume these days. When plastic isn't reused, recycled, or properly disposed of it begins to break down in the environment. It breaks into tiny microscopic pieces called microplastics which can be found everywhere on the planet. They travel in rain drops, can be blown by the winds and are consumed by small organisms and biomagnify up the food chain. We are eating...

Duration:00:23:49

Deep Dive with Mike Williamson, Cascadia Seaweed

4/30/2021
As the global population grows to 10 billion by 2050 we will need to find new ways to feed everyone. As our water resources and productive agricultural land get stretched thinner and thinner we will need to find new and innovative ways to produce food! In today's episode we are discussing two innovative approaches to producing food which are very water conscious and that could be providing our food sooner than you might think! Today we're discussing Seaweed Cultivation! The world bank...

Duration:00:47:36

Deep Dive Interview with PONTUS Proteins

4/28/2021
As the global population grows to 10 billion by 2050 we will need to find new ways to feed everyone. As our water resources and productive agricultural land get stretched thinner and thinner we will need to find new and innovative ways to produce food! In today's episode we are discussing two innovative approaches to producing food which are very water conscious and that could be providing our food sooner than you might think! Today we're discussing Aquaponics! Did you know that you can...

Duration:00:53:15

The Future of Food: Water Farmed Plant Based Foods

4/26/2021
As the global population grows to 10 billion by 2050 we will need to find new ways to feed everyone. As our water resources and productive agricultural land get stretched thinner and thinner we will need to find new and innovative ways to produce food! In today's episode we are discussing two innovative approaches to producing food which are very water conscious and that could be providing our food sooner than you might think! Today we're discussing Aquaponics and Seaweed Cultivation! Did...

Duration:00:30:59

Deep Dive Interview with Dr. Kevin Bladon, Wildfires and Water, Oregon State University

4/21/2021
Is it just me or do we seem to be getting bigger more devastating wildfires every year? If it isn't fires across Canada, it's California, it's Australia, and it's even the Amazon rainforest. Is this more than normal and should we be worried? Wildfires are a natural part of many forests systems and help maintain forest health, but when we put out fires too quickly we can end up creating bigger fires for ourselves in the future. In this episode we will be discussing the effects that...

Duration:00:46:48

Wildfires and Water; Isn't the Problem Over when the Fire's Out?

4/19/2021
Is it just me or do we seem to be getting bigger more devastating wildfires every year? If it isn't fires across Canada, it's California, it's Australia, and it's even the Amazon rainforest. Is this more than normal and should we be worried? Wildfires are a natural part of many forests systems and help maintain forest health, but when we put out fires too quickly we can end up creating bigger fires for ourselves in the future. In this episode we will be discussing the effects that...

Duration:00:23:11

Deep Dive Interview with Colton Vessey, Environmental Geochemistry PhD Student, University of Alberta

4/14/2021
Did you know that the lands around Alberta's Rocky Mountains could become open pit coal mines? This has become quite the hot topic in the Province of Alberta as it was a decision that the government took without any consultation to the public or any stakeholder groups. This is precious land to not only Albertans but to many Canadians. It is also where Albertans and many people in Saskatchewan get their freshwater from and this is important because of the risk of pollution and contamination...

Duration:01:04:00

Coal in Alberta's Foothills and Potential Impacts to Western Canada's Water

4/12/2021
Did you know that the lands around Alberta's Rocky Mountains could become open pit coal mines? This has become quite the hot topic in the Province of Alberta as it was a decision that the government took without any consultation to the public or any stakeholder groups. This is precious land to not only Albertans but to many Canadians. It is also where Albertans and many people in Saskatchewan get their freshwater from and this is important because of the risk of pollution and contamination...

Duration:00:25:42

Deep Dive Interview with Chuck Shea, US Army Corps of Engineers

4/8/2021
Invasive species are a huge problem around the world. Asian Carp are most well known for flying through the air, striking anyone out for a pleasure cruise on the river, but they have completely changed the ecology and ecosystems they have taken over. They have taken over the Mississippi river and they are headed for the Great Lakes and Canadian Waters! What are we doing to stop them? In this episode you will hear from the experts about why Asian Carp were brought to the United States, how...

Duration:00:47:17

Deep Dive Interview with Kevin Irons, Assistant Chief of Fisheries, Illinois Department of Natural Resources

4/7/2021
Invasive species are a huge problem around the world. Asian Carp are most well known for flying through the air, striking anyone out for a pleasure cruise on the river, but they have completely changed the ecology and ecosystems they have taken over. They have taken over the Mississippi river and they are headed for the Great Lakes and Canadian Waters! What are we doing to stop them? In this episode you will hear from the experts about why Asian Carp were brought to the United States, how...

Duration:01:18:14

Deep Dive Interview with Andrew Reeves, Author of Overrun: Dispatches from the Asian Carp Crisis

4/6/2021
Invasive species are a huge problem around the world. Asian Carp are most well known for flying through the air, striking anyone out for a pleasure cruise on the river, but they have completely changed the ecology and ecosystems they have taken over. They have taken over the Mississippi river and they are headed for the Great Lakes and Canadian Waters! What are we doing to stop them? In this episode you will hear from the experts about why Asian Carp were brought to the United States, how...

Duration:01:29:48

Asian Carp Invasion! What can we do when Invasive Fish Take Over?

4/5/2021
Invasive species are a huge problem around the world. Asian Carp are most well known for flying through the air, striking anyone out for a pleasure cruise on the river, but they have completely changed the ecology and ecosystems they have taken over. They have taken over the Mississippi river and they are headed for the Great Lakes and Canadian Waters! What are we doing to stop them? In this episode you will hear from the experts about why Asian Carp were brought to the United States, how...

Duration:00:36:39