Milwaukee to host Water Summit V: “Achieving Harmony with Water” September 19-20
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.
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.
The Urban 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.
Special 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/.
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