Columbia Water Center- Partnering with Industry- March 2015 | The JEI

The Columbia Water Center, headed by Upmanu Lall, hosts an event this Thursday March 12, 2015, bringing corporate and investment leaders together to help inform a research agenda regarding needed water infrastructure improvements in the United States. Topics will include addressing America’s major water challenges and opportunities, including climate risks, emerging technologies, urban water infrastructure, financial and legal instruments, and the food/energy/water nexus.

The event will be live-streamed as a webinar on Adobe Connect. Viewers will be able to listen and post questions to speakers via instant message.

Agenda as follows:

9 a.m.–9:30 a.m. Keynote: Daniel Bena, Pepsico

9:30 a.m.–10 a.m. Introduction by Upmanu Lall

10 a.m.–10:15 a.m. Q&A session

10:15 a.m.–10:30 a.m. Break

10:30 a.m.–11:30 p.m. Panel 1 – America’s Water Challenges and Prospects
Panelists: Adam Schempp, Environmental Law Institute; Nancy Stoner, Pisces Foundation; Geoffrey Buswick, Standard & Poor’s; Vincent Tidwell, Sandia National Laboratories. Moderator: Jon Freedman, GE Power & Water.

11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Talk by Carl Ganter, Circle of Blue

12:30 p.m.–1:30 p.m. Panel 2 – Innovations to Shape the Future of America’s Water
Panelists: Matthew Diserio, Water Asset Management; Edward Clerico, Natural Systems Utilities; John Young, Utility Management Consultant; Larry Susskind, Department of Environmental Policy and Planning, MIT. Moderator: Ed Pinero, Veolia.

1:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m. Break

3:30 p.m.–4:00 p.m. Closing remarks by Upmanu Lall

To Connect to the Online Webinar:

URL to connect (by logging in, you will be prompted with all audio info to connect):

Audio info (for dial-in only):

US (Toll): 1-719-325-2630

US (Toll Free): 1-855-747-8824

International Lines:

Participant Code: 237 988 9581

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