Patrick Reynolds, PhD

Environmental Consultant & Website Designer
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Years of Living Dangerously - Time for Change

This is a trailer to the film that takes you directly to the heart of the matter by exploring the issues of climate change and covering intimate stories of human triumph and tragedy. 

 

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Website about Sustainability

I have produced a website about sustainability and the use of sustainable resources, primarily for others to get a better understanding of the subject. http://www.sustainableresource.solutions

The website contains the following: 

  • The latest news related to issues of sustainability in all sectors.
  • A search function directed at the latest ideas via patents, relating to sustainable resource use.
  • Interesting and informative videos covering sustainability issues...
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'Reverse' Photosynthesis

A new innovation has just hit the headlines. Researchers at the University of Copenhagen have discovered a natural process they describe as reverse photosynthesis. In the process, the energy in solar rays breaks down, rather than builds plant material, as is the case with photosynthesis. The sunlight is collected by chlorophyll, the same molecule as used in photosynthesis. Combined with a specific enzyme the energy of sunlight now breaks down plant biomass, with possible uses as chemicals,...

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River Basin Management in Albania

I am currently engaged in a project to prepare a programme of measures for the Drini-Buna and Semani River Basins in Albania.

This is such an interesting project as Albania's energy is currently mostly (95+%) obtained by hydropower, hence the need for the designation of a programme of cost-effective measures to maintain both water quality and quantity. The project also focuses on strengthening institutions responsible for water management in line with the principles of IWRM and the...

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Project Website

I have designed a website for the EU project in Macedonia. The purpose of the project is assist national authorities to harmonise the legislation in the area of water management and to strengthen their administrative capacities for implementation of water management legislation with specific focus on Water Framework Directive 2000/60/EC.

http://wfdmk.eu/

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Consultants and the Forgotten Art of Customer Service

I was recently reflecting on the value of consultants to their beneficiaries in non-EU countries in the environmental sector and the impact that they can have on their local counterparts. I have come to the conclusion that, in many cases, consultants do not fully consider the frame and constraints under which their local counterparts have to operate in.

I have often experienced consultants busying themselves in forming cliques and more than often than not place personalities before...

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Energy Efficiency Discussions on my Internet Radio Station

Why not take some time to listen to the discussions on energy efficiency (and climate change issues) that I have placed on an internet radio station that I have developed for my website.  I will be adding more discussions very soon for both issues. 

"Efficiency is doing things right; effectiveness is doing the right things". - Peter Drucker

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Return to Skopje, The Republic of Macedonia

It has been a period of 7 years since I have returned to Skopje. During that time there have been many changes in both Skopje and in me. Since my departure from Skopje in 2008 I have worked in Bosnia, China, South Africa, Malawi, Rwanda and have also set myself up as a web designer. 

I have recently been supporting the preparation of the plan for strengthening the administrative capacity for water management by providing an overview of current situation in water management on centr...

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Akasha

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A Simple Message

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Beyond Thinking

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Disappearing Bees

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Healthcare

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Severn Suzuki

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The Law of Ecocide

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