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Julie Cook Kitchener August 11, 2021
Hi everyone,

The organization Rare is hosting a virtual summit, "BE.Hive: Behavioural Solutions to Water Pollution", from September 21 - 23, 2021, to explore water pollution through the lens of human behaviour. At the summit, you will have the opportunity to explore the latest academic insights from behavioural science, take inspiration from the world’s leading environmentalists, be ignited by artists, athletes and storytellers, and identify best-in-class opportunities to help you apply behavioural insights to reduce water pollution. There is a dynamic list of speakers from professors to CEOS to sailors to poet laureates.

For more information or to register for the summit, please visit Rare's website here.

There is also a behaviour-centred design challenge happening prior to the summit. This virtual challenge will ask participants to explore and develop water pollution solutions through the lens of behavioural science and design principles. Working in teams, you will have the opportunity to develop a solution to a specific water pollution problem using a behavior-centered design approach. Teams (of 2-6 people) will participate in several live virtual sessions and then work together with the support of a coach and interactive, e-learning modules to complete the challenge. Applications are now open with a deadline of August 30. For those at universities, you may find this is a great opportunity to engage students and practice their skills.

Learn more about the design challenge and apply with your team here.