RBC has announced its updated roster of partners for the RBC Tech for Nature program.
Swim Drink Fish—an organization that envisions a world with swimmable, drinkable, fishable water for everyone—is one of the new program partners. Using technology to educate and build a movement of citizen-scientists dedicated to protecting local waters, Swim Drink Fish crowdsources its water conditions data through its mobile app. Using that data, it then distributes water safety information for beaches, lakes, rivers, and swimming holes to millions of people each year.
Thames21—an environmental charity that educates and engages people in practical volunteering activities to care for rivers, streams and ponds across London, UK—is also one of the new project partners. By building an innovative, new education program using digital visualization tools, Thames21 is helping secondary students better understand water issues and provide the tools needed to take action. Its visualization tools will bring together several computer models, including from the University of Oxford’s Environmental Change Institute and the University of Reading’s Integrated Catchment Model, to help bring water issues to life.
“The actions we take today can prepare us with the solutions needed to protect our shared future,” said Valerie Chort, vice president of corporate citizenship for RBC and executive chair of the RBC Foundation. “At RBC, we believe climate change is one of the most pressing issues of our time. That’s why we continue to invest in a diverse set of partners and technologies solving environmental challenges—and support innovative ideas that move us towards a sustainable economy.”
Through the support of RBC Tech for Nature, organizations will accelerate and scale the solutions needed to address our most pressing environmental challenges.
In addition to accelerating and scaling technology innovations, RBC Tech for Nature also supports projects that improve the availability and accuracy of environmental data, influence positive behavior change as it relates to environmental conservation, and result in tangible outcomes for more sustainable communities.
Header Image Credit: Swim Drink Fish.