Global Conference 2012

Global Conference 2012

Water: Quenching the Planet's Insatiable Thirst

Monday, April 30, 2012 / 9:30 am - 10:45 am


Water scarcity is poised to become the next explosive issue of our time. It's the world's most essential - and most threatened - finite resource. From the American Southwest to sub-Saharan Africa to the Middle East, people are working to find solutions and forge compromises to ensure that water continues to flow. This timely conversation will examine opportunities for investment and the role of nonprofits and corporations in heading off a crisis, with the latest updates from experts in the field. Everything is fair game in this critical, solutions-oriented panel, including new technologies for storage, treatment and efficiency; aging infrastructure; the increasing demand for recycled water; and the impact of climate change and population growth.

Moderator

Willow Bay

Special Correspondent, Bloomberg Television; Senior Editor, Huffington Post

Speakers

David Beckman

Director of the Water Program and Senior Attorney, Natural Resources Defense Council

Jay Famiglietti

Professor and Director, UC Center for Hydrologic Modeling, University of California, Irvine

Susan Leal

Chief Strategy Officer and Senior Vice President, Water in the Americas, AECOM

Evan Lovell

Founding Partner, Virgin Green Fund

Marc Nathanson

Chairman, Falcon Waterfree Technologies


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