Earth Institute Events http://www.earth.columbia.edu/articles/view/1774 Events sponsored by the Earth Institute at Columbia University en <![CDATA[America's Water: Partnering Science with Industry to Find a Way Forward]]> http://earth.columbia.edu/events/view/77219 2015-03-02 12:26:27 2015-03-12 09:00:00 2015-03-12 16:00:00 The Americaís Water 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. mw2443@columbia.edu .]]> Speakers: Various]]>
Agenda

9am-9:30am Keynote by PepsiCo Foundation (Speaker: Daniel Bena)

9:30am-10am Introduction by Upmanu Lall

10am-10:15am Q&A session

10:15am-10:30am break

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

11:30am-12:30pm: Talk by Carl Ganter, Circle of Blue

12:30 pm-1:30 pm: 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.

1:30pm-3:30pm: break

3:30pm-4:00pm: Closing remarks by Upmanu Lall.

URL to connect (by logging in, you will be prompted with all audio info to connect): http://cuahsi.adobeconnect.com/waterfuture/

Audio info (for dial-in only):
US (Toll): 1-719-325-2630
US (Toll Free): 1-855-747-8824
International Lines:
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Participant Code: 237 988 9581


 

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<![CDATA[Forum on Sustainable Agriculture]]> http://earth.columbia.edu/events/view/76812 2015-02-12 12:10:53 2015-04-02 14:00:00 2015-04-02 17:00:00 555 Alfred Lerner Hall, Columbia University Register]]> jp2339@columbia.edu or by calling 2128548179.]]> Speakers: Erin Fitzgerald, Senior Vice President for Global Sustainability, Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy, Dennis Treacy, Executive Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer with Smithfield Foods, Andrew Winston, Founder of Winston Eco-Strategies, author and sustainability consultant. ]]> Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE

The agriculture sector is confronting the challenge of feeding a growing and increasingly prosperous population while minimizing environmental, social and climate change impacts. To profile this challenge, the forum will address this topic from the perspective of large US agribusiness corporations, profiling movement toward sustainable large-scale agricultural production. 

Erin Fitzgerald, Senior Vice President for Global Sustainability, Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy, and Dennis Treacy, Executive Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer with Smithfield Foods, leaders in this emerging field, will address the issues, perceptions, and profile on-the-ground progress being made by this critical industry.  To place these initiatives squarely within the context of corporate sustainability, Andrew Winston, Founder of Winston Eco-Strategies, author and sustainability consultant, will profile the "big pivot" occurring in the world of business, embracing resilient, sustainable and climate friendly modes of operation that reduce risks and costs and yield competitive advantage for the corporations that choose to chart this course. 

Following the presentations, we will convene a panel discussion and field audience questions.

Registration is required.