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Jennifer Greene

Conferences: 
2012 North American Biodynamic Conference

Jennifer Greene, founder of the Water Research Institute (WRI), pioneered the use of "flow forms" in the United States in 1991. Under her direction, WRI is home to the first laboratory for the Drop Picture Method in North America. WRI operates as an incubator of ideas, to deepen understanding of the nature of water through the study of its context, movements, and phenomena. WRI's empirical research and activities contribute to education and development of applications, including developing new concepts for water policy based on the nature of water itself. WRI develops curricula and facilitates and produces exhibitions and symposia for museums, nature conservancies, and other centers of learning. WRI was instrumental in designing the central exhibit of FotoFest 2004 – Water, in Houston, Texas. Greene has given workshops in Africa, South America, India, Europe and in the U.S., allow water to tell its story. She has also presented at three World Water Forums. Her call at the World Summit on Sustainable Development that water, itself, should have a voice found an echo in The Hague, Kyoto, Mexico City, and Istanbul World Water Forums and at sessions of the World Water Council. Greene’s work serves as a link between conventional and indigenous understanding of water and as a bridge between policy makers, scientists, and lay people. Greene directs WRI in association with the Institut für Strömungswissenschaften, the Institute for Flow Sciences, which was founded by Theodore Schwenk, German author of the treatise on water phenomenology, Sensitive Chaos. Greene, raised on a hill country Vermont farm, took the agricultural course at Emerson College with Dr. Herbert Koepf and worked at Tablehurst Farm with Kathryn Castelliz, who wrote Life to the Land. She is active in the biodynamic group in northern Maine.