Watch Lisa Shaw’s Glocalisers Webinar

Watch Lisa Shaw’s Glocalisers Webinar

Learn how nature based solutions can transform degraded waters

Co-Founder of Biomatrix Water Lisa Shaw presented a Glocalisers Webinar entitled ‘Bringing Water to Life’ as part of the renowned Gaia Education series last week.  If you missed the talk don’t worry you can watch it now on YouTube.  Lisa will take you on an inspiring  journey  from polluted or lifeless waters, through their transformation, using a toolbox of creative ecological nature based solutions, to show them restored into vibrant living waters.

How do we move from the degradation and destruction of natural resources to the restoration and regeneration of ecosystems?


Learn about the growing movement of Living Water Cities in which urban waterways can become green corridors through the heart of our cities. With the increase in urbanisation the value of renaturalisation and the importance of having a relationship with wildness in our daily lives becomes both more challenging and more essential.  

Collaborations between ecological design, engineering and art can create innovative solutions to bring habitat and biodiversity into urban waters. By working together and channeling our efforts we can turn underused and polluted resources into vast, living, nature based infrastructure.



In this talk you will see examples of water restoration projects such as:


  • A hard edged basin devoid of biodiversity turns into an urban oasis of thousands of species in Manchester.

  • A floating solar powered wastewater treatment plant that cleans contaminated river water in India.

  • The largest Floating Riverbank in the World in the Living Water City of Rennes, France. 

  • A Floating classroom, farm and riverwalk in Chicago. 


These and many more stories provide hope and practical examples of solutions to water degradation problems facing the world today. 


Lisa Shaw is co-director of Biomatrix Water, an ecological water technology and product company that works throughout the world to bring water to life.  Lisa is also an artist, she creates paintings and installations inspired by nature and environmental themes and she uses her artistic vision to foster interdisciplinary collaboration and to look at design and beauty through an ecological lens.