Patrick Reynolds, PhD

Environmental Consultant & Website Designer
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LinkedIn or LinkedOut

I have not been a frequent vistor to LinkedIn, but as of late I have taken time to update my work experience and to view the stream of posts and the groups. I joined this network quite a few years ago when it made sense to me to link up with others who work in the same field. I saw it as a place to learn new information and to share the knowledge that I have gained during my career. However, it is clear to me that LinkedIn has now become similar to Facebook, in that it is based...

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People Help People

'God knows what is hiding in this world of little consequence
Behind the tears, inside the lies
A thousand slowly dying sunsets
God knows what is hiding in those weak and drunken hearts
Guess the loneliness came knocking
No one needs to be alone.

People help the people
And if you're homesick,
give me your hand and I'll hold it.'
 

 

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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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The Land of The Hungry Ghosts

Here is a video that impacted me immediately. We may know something is wrong with the way we live but what is it? This video describes it. 

 

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Wise words to live by

"When right is wrong and left is left
It's best that you walk straight ahead
Past the past and in the present
Surely there it will be pleasant
Glance behind at moments gone
But do not linger for too long
Look ahead but not too far
Remember always where you are
Hope and dream and do and see
But do not wish elsewhere to be
For life is now and you are free
To choose your own reality"

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You Can't Graft a New Idea onto a Closed Mind

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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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