June 19, 2018

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Making the Grade: How to Fix America's Failing Water Infrastructure

Organizer: The Earth Institute at Columbia University

Date: 03.21.14, 02:30PM – 03.21.14, 04:00PM ET


Sponsor:Columbia Water Center

Website: water.columbia.edu/events

The Columbia Water Center at the Earth Institute, in collaboration with the U.S. Water Partnership, presents a live webinar in celebration of World Water Day 2014. Please join this live webinar to hear from experts in various fields about solutions to Americas aging water infrastructure.

On the agenda:

  • Introduction by the Columbia Water Center
  • A short video about the Americas Water Initiative led by the Columbia Water Center
  • Panel discussion moderated by Dan Bena, PepsiCo, Sustainable Development Executive, who will also discuss the human right to water and building public-private partnerships
  • Q&A session

Panel discussion participants and topics will include:

Upmanu Lall, Director, Columbia Water Center

  • Challenges of climate and aging infrastructure, the state of Americas water, radical ideas for improving urban infrastructure and water allocation

Alan Roberson, American Water Works Association

  • Financial and regulatory opportunities

William Becker, Vice President and Corporate Drinking Water Practice Leader

  • Potable water reuse strategies: can we revolutionize the current water/wastewater system paradigm?

Laurent Auguste, Director of Innovation and Markets at Veolia Environment

  • Management dynamics for creating value from innovation to deliver performance on environmental and technological services

For more information, please contact:

Catherine Fullerton Associate, The Earth Institute
Phone: 212-854-7878


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