Meet Peter Ullrich: Education, collaboration, and investment to solving water challenges | Wave Makers

March 14, 2023

Meet another wave maker in the blue economy!

In this month’s episode, host Tamara Kahn speaks to Peter Ullrich of HydroDAO, a community bringing together all of the stakeholders in the water industry.

Tamara talks to Peter about how he learned about water and human health while studying medicine and followed his interest in water to a program that led him to co-founder Stuart Rudick. Now they work to bring together entrepreneurs, funders, experts, and large water users with the goal of solving water challenges through their community HydroDAO. They are also raising a fund to invest in promising early growth-stage companies.

Listen to hear an optimistic conversation about uniting water industries across silos, including ocean industries, and about the next generation’s work to align their careers and their financial choices with their values.

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Tamara Kahn

Before diving into promoting the incredible innovations of the ocean and water industry, Tamara spent a decade ocean bound for weeks at a time, working with state-of-the-art geophysical sensors in some of the most challenging environments, the salty depths of the world’s oceans. She enjoyed managing projects with advanced technology and collaborating with a diverse workforce and clientele, but her international travels made her witness to some of the worst challenges facing humanity, from ocean pollution to water scarcity. She resolved to pivot her career into sustainability and ecological resilience. Since earning a Masters of Advanced Studies in Climate Science and Policy from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Tamara develops and facilitates programs that enable STEM students, researchers, policymakers, government officials and tech companies to form mutually beneficial partnerships, innovating and collaborating internationally towards sustainable solutions. She also holds a Bachelor of Science in Geological Sciences from the University of Texas at Austin and contributes technical knowledge along with expertise in strategic collaboration and a zest for innovative thinking. Tamara is most happy near a body of water, relishes any chance to SCUBA and loves learning new languages and cultures.