Charlie did his BSc in freshwater biology, then an MSc in Aquaculture and multi-use aquatic systems before completing 5 years of PhD research on integrated fish vegetable systems in Asia. In early 2007 he co-founded a renewable energy company and whilst installing a heatpump powered aquaponics greenhouse, he identified the need for a organisation to support the growing aquaponic movement. In 2008 he gave birth to aquaponics UK. Charlie is a big fan of everything aquatic, he loves to build and has a minor pipe work fetish. On a more serious note charlie is motivated by being part of a new and exciting shift in the way we use and value our resources, and creating mechanisms for people and communities to move forward more sustainably.