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May 8, 2012 - San Francisco, CA

Conference Moderator: Jeff Erikson, Senior Vice President, SustainAbility

9:00 - 9:30

Networking breakfast

9:30 - 9:45         

Opening remarks: Jessica McGlyn, Director, WBCSD U.S.,

9:45 – 10:30

Sharing Water: Engaging Business panel

What are examples of leading best business practices in watershed management within the U.S. and how can these models be replicated? What are the regulation/policies, market drivers, technologies, collaboration models, consumer models and financing mechanisms that can scale up sustainable watershed management?

Moderator:  Jo Beatty, KPMG, lead author, Corporate Watershed Engagement Strategies

Panelists:

  • Liese Dallbauman, Director of Water Stewardship, PepsiCo
  • Bryan Hannegan, Vice President, Environment and Renewables, EPRI
  • Mark Smith, Deputy Director, North American Freshwater Program, The Nature Conservancy
  • Susan Fernandes, Water Lead, US BCSD

 

10:30 – 11:15

Sharing Water breakout and report back

11:15 – 11:30

Chad Spitler, Managing Director Corporate Governance & Responsible Investment, BlackRock- Understanding Water Risk in Investment

11:30 – 12:15

Lunch - opening remarks by Georgia Callahan, General Manager, Environment and Climate Change, Chevron

12:15 – 1:00

Valuing Water in Business panel

What are existing models in the U.S. to assess and put a true value on water? What are the regulation/policies, market drivers, technologies, collaboration models, consumer models and financing mechanisms that can scale up putting the true value on water?

Moderator: Ed Piñero, Veolia (WBCSD Value Pathway Leader)

Panelists:

  • Daniel Krohn, Global Sustainability Lead, Becker Underwood (BASF)
  • Libby Bernick, Senior Vice President, TruCost
  • Emma Stewart, Head of Sustainability Solutions, Autodesk

 

1:00 – 1:45

Value of Water breakout and report back

1:45 – 2:00

Keynote - Joppe Cramwinckel, Director of Water Programs - WBCSD Agribusiness solutions related to the water-energy-food nexus

2:00 – 2:15

Break

2:15 – 3:00

Water Reuse in Business panel

The US industrial sector is reusing water within its own facilities but opportunities lie in collaboration within watersheds, beyond this fence-line, to increase water reuse. What are some of the exciting existing and emerging technologies and approaches to promote water reuse in the U.S.?  What are the regulation/policies, market drivers, collaboration models, consumer models and financing mechanisms that can scale up water re-use in the US?

Moderator:  Kirsten Thorne, Manager, Environmental Strategy, Chevron

Panelists:

  • Jon Freedman, VP Government Relations, General Electric
  • Michael Carlin, Deputy General Manager, San Francisco Public Utility Commission
  • Tom Cooper, Corporate Water Programs Manager, Intel
  • Jeff Lape,  Deputy Director, Office of Science and Technology Office of Water, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

3:00 – 3:45

Water reuse breakout and report back

3:45 – 4:00

Special Announcement from Imagine H2O - Scott Bryan, COO

4:00 – 4:30

Wrap-up group discussion and next steps - SustainAbility, WBCSD, San Francisco State University

4:30 – 5:30

Closing reception sponsored by Growing Blue

Location
Venue:
835 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
 
Accomodation:
12 Fourth Street  
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 344-3345
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