SOURCE: Living Technology Institute

Living  Technology Institute

January 20, 2012 09:01 ET

New Living Technology Institute Supports and Advances Ecological Technologies to Solve Complex Water Challenges

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA--(Marketwire - Jan 20, 2012) - Today's complex water challenges require technologies that address the interconnection among water, food, energy, climate, and health.

The Living Technology Institute (LTI), a new 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Charlottesville, Va., has been established to advance innovative, ecological technologies based on a new, whole system approach to water.

Living technologies adapt ecosystem processes ("eco-mimicry") and augment natural functions through the power of 21st Century ecological science and engineering. The result is cost-effective, practical water infrastructure for sustainable communities, economies, and environments.

LTI is designed to complement and collaborate with other organizations that share a holistic view of water and work toward integrating natural and human ecosystems.

As part of its mission, LTI will:

  • form partnerships with organizations that create or need innovative ecological water technologies,
  • develop pilot projects to validate new technology applications, and
  • conduct educational programs.

Will Kirksey, Executive Director of Living Technology Institute said, "People intuitively understand that water is the foundation of life and the medium tying all life together; yet, conventional engineering and economic analyses treat water as just a commodity. Solving our water challenges requires understanding water at multiple levels and building ecological infrastructure that reflects that understanding. Our goal is to find and advance those practical, cost-effective ecological water treatment and reuse technologies."

About Living Technology Institute (LTI)

LTI is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Charlottesville, Va. with the mission to advance ecological water strategies and technologies that meet human and environmental needs through enhancing nature, rather than replacing it.

LTI integrates eco-mimicry concepts with the best of ecological science and engineering to define a new generation of water infrastructure technology. LTI is dedicated to advancing innovative whole system concepts and solutions that can solve our most challenging water problems.

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Contact Information

    Caroline March-Long
    On Behalf of the Living Technology Institute
    434-295-5938 - office
    434-760-1948 - mobile