Dr. Ho-Tassone and former intern Sebastian Belleau are among the first profiles to launch World Water Journey - a celebration of efforts to protect water around the world.
World Water Journey, an initiative of Waterlution, is a new interactive and immersive platform that brings together the challenges, solutions, change makers and research to elevate dialogue and collaboration opportunities for the global water community. It is a dynamic space where you can learn, listen, watch, all with the goal to increase much needed solution making and collaboration.
World Water Journey enables global and regional connections between emerging young professionals, water leaders, transforming researchers, communities, market leaders and innovators. Once a free profile is created, the global atlas becomes accessible - complete with short videos, audio interviews, research, and profiles featuring local voices, projects and stories from places of water leadership worldwide.
Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, was featured as one of the first locations on the atlas. Dr. Ho-Tassone's research was featured on the page, along with a video about engaging community to improve water quality. In addition, the local youth 'wavemaker' featured as part of the launch was Sebastian Belleau, who was hired and mentored through Dr. Ho-Tassone's postdoctoral project (creating a community-based water monitoring team at Garden River First Nation). Among the interviews is David Thompson, a Research Associate of the NORDIK Institute and a colleague of Dr. Ho-Tassone.