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Connecting the Dots 2012 Agenda

1:00 - 4:00 Welcome by Stacey Bent
Director, TomKat Center for Sustainable Development

The Global Freshwater Challenge:
Jeff Koseff and Buzz Thompson

Africa: Water, Nutrition, Health, and Poverty
Moderator: Jenna Davis
Panelists: Eran Bendavid, Rosamond Naylor, and Amy Pickering

China: Water, Food, Climate, and Policy
Moderator: James Leckie
Panelists: Noah Diffenbaugh, David Lobell, and Jie Wang

Water in the West: Groundwater, Energy, Ecosystems, and Infrastructure
Moderator: Richard Luthy
Panelists: Craig Criddle, Andrew Fahlund, David Freyberg, and Buzz Thompson

4:15 - 5:15 Breakout Sessions - led by graduate students will include

  • "Implications and Opportunities for China's Mass Urbanization"
  • "Global Access to Safe Water: Where Do We Go From Here?"
  • "To Pump or Not to Pump: The Groundwater Question"
  • "Dammed If You Do, Dammed If You DonÕt: The Challenges of Dam Removal"
  • "What's your role Mr. CEO? Water stewardship in the private sector"

5:15 - 6:30 Reception