John Todd, Ph.D.
John Todd Ecological Design
Healing the Waters: A Tale of Ecology and Living Technologies
Purifying and protecting the waters is a critical challenge for humanity. Dr. John Todd will discuss how “living technology,” based on understanding and utilizing ecosystem processes, can be used to treat wastes, purify waters, and restore polluted habitats while at the same time generating fuel and producing foods. Using his Eco-Machines™ as an example, Dr. Todd will describe how this technology, designed and engineered to replicate the functions of natural ecosystems, uses diverse species from all kingdoms of life to treat wastes and restore waters. As self-sustaining systems that rely primarily on sunlight, these living systems have the ability to function for long periods of time and be carbon neutral. Their widespread adoption and application throughout the world will be explored as well.
Dr. John Todd is an internationally recognized biologist, inventor, and author of over 200 articles on biology and planetary stewardship as well as a number of books, including The Village as Solar Ecology, Tomorrow Is Our Permanent Address, Reinhabiting Cities and Towns: Designing for Sustainability, and From Eco-Cities to Living Machines.