Wis. (August 29, 2011) – The
Milwaukee Water Council will host its fifth annual Water Summit conference
September 19-20 at Milwaukee’s Discovery World/Pier Wisconsin complex. Milwaukee’s Water Summit is one of
the leading national platforms for the discussion of water technology and
sustainable water solutions. The annual event is attended by policymakers,
industry leaders, experts and practitioners from across the world.
Keynote speakers at Water
Summit V will include David Zetland, James Workman, Owen
McIntyre, and David Garman.
Zetland, senior water economist at the Department
of Environmental Economics and Natural Resources at Wageningem University in
the Netherlands, is the author of “The End of Abundance: Economic Solutions to
Water Scarcity.” Workman is a prize-winning reporter and award-winning author
of “Heart of Dryness.” Presenting together – and at times challenging each
other – they offer an unorthodox yet highly compelling approach to water
McIntyre is a senior lecturer at the University
College in Cork, Ireland and author of “Environmental
Protection of International Watercourses under International Law.” Garman
is the newly appointed dean of University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s
groundbreaking School of Freshwater Sciences. Other speakers/session leaders
include Phillip Enquist (Skidmore, Owen, Merrill), Molly Flanagan (Joyce
Foundation), Steve Apfelbaum (Applied Ecological Services), G. Tracey Meehan
(The Cadmus Group), Toon Segeren (Deltares), Lisa Downes (Alliance for Water Stewardship),
Karen Sands (Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District), Dr. Julian Sandino (CH2M HILL Water Business Group),
and Ken Meter (crossroads Resource Center).
In addition to addresses by keynote speakers, the
Summit will offer breakout sessions examining problem-solving and conflict
resolution in three distinct tracks: “The
Global Water/Energy Nexus;” “Urban Watersheds: Striking the Balance;” and “Making
Urban Agriculture Work.”
Water/Energy Nexus track will address energy security issues in light
of the mutual dependency of water and energy and the many variables impacting
their demand and availability.
Water Management: Striking the Balance track will explore innovations in
improving water quality and water utilization in urban watersheds, with focus
on collaborative partnerships and promising policy change options.
Urban Agriculture Work will assess whether current urban agriculture
practices are sustainable across the energy-environment-economic nexus, and
develop approaches for addressing these issues.
information and event registration can be found at www.thewatercouncil.com. Members of the media can
register by contacting Andy Larsen at email@example.com.
room rates for conference attendees are available Milwaukee’s Pfister Hotel. To
reserve a room, call 1-800-472-4403 or visit http://www.thepfisterhotel.com/.
About the Milwaukee
Created by leaders in
both business and education, the Milwaukee Water Council is convening the region’s
existing water companies and research clusters, developing education programs
to train talent, and building partnerships that cut across all sectors and
geographic boundaries. The Milwaukee Water Council believes it can advance
Milwaukee’s global position by becoming a magnet that attracts creative talent,
innovative ideas and is recognized as a World Water Hub for research, education
and economic development. For more information, visit www.thewatercouncil.com