Monday, March 21, 2011

Water Management Webcast: Cities and the Global Water Crisis

A live water webcast will air on World Water Day (March 22, 2011), at 1 PM ET / 10 AM PT, it is titled, "Cities and the Global Water Crisis: Managing a Vital Resource." The webcast is presented by Sustainable Cities Collective, deals with the ways global cities are dealing with the challenge of managing their most essential resource. Expert panelists will tackle water supply issues, environmental concerns, weather events, and the growing influence of climate change.

  • What drier climates and unpredictable weather could mean for water management
  • The greatest strains on water supply, and the potential effects on population
  • Solutions like graywater use, cistern systems, and desalination
  • Agricultural and manufacturing processes that minimize water consumption

    Participants in the water webcast include Dr. Paul Bowen, Larry Levine, Scott Edward Anderson and Richard McGill Murphy

    Dr. Paul Bowen is the Director of Strategic Business Initiatives, Water Technology and a Member of the Global Water Stewardship team for The Coca-Cola Company. In that role, he oversees water use efficiency programs for global manufacturing, including work with plants on water minimization, water reuse, and water conservation. Paul is a member of the 2010-2011 Board of Trustees for the Water Environment Federation (WEF), and previously was an Assistant Professor for the School of Civil Engineering & Environmental Science at the University of Oklahoma and Senior Staff Consultant for Metcalf & Eddy.

    Larry Levine is a senior attorney in NRDC's Water Program, and works on a variety of issues pertaining to water quality in the Northeastern US, as well as at the national policy level. He focuses especially on promoting the use of “green infrastructure” as a sustainable solution to polluted urban runoff and raw sewage overflows. Larry was previously a litigation fellow at NRDC and a clinical fellow in environmental law at the Georgetown University Law Center, and is a graduate of Yale Law School and Tulane University.

    Scott Edward Anderson is the founder of VerdeStrategy, a consulting and advisory firm focused on the cleantech, energy, and environment sectors, and the popular blog TheGreenSkeptic.com, as well as a frequent commentator on FOX Business Network. He has held management positions for large institutions, such as The Nature Conservancy, the world's most successful global conservation organization, and Ashoka, a social venture capital organization with operations in 72 countries worldwide, and has consulted with dozens of businesses and social entrepreneurs around the globe.

    Richard McGill Murphy moderates the Sustainable Business Forum. Richard is a journalist and media consultant with 15 years of experience covering business, technology and international affairs. He writes for Fortune and BusinessWeek and serves as managing partner of Walled City Media LLC, a media strategy firm. Previously, he has worked as a top editor at Fortune Small Business and CNNMoney.com, and earlier served as editorial and program director at the Committee to Protect Journalists. He holds a bachelor’s degree in literature from Harvard and a doctorate in social anthropology from Oxford University.

    To view the webcast register here.

    © 2011, Richard Matthews. All rights reserved.

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