Please plan to attend the Philadelphia Global Water Initiative's fourth annual conference (this Thursday in Philly) if you can! More details below and full agenda here.
4TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE
MANAGING THE LAST 1%:
ALLOCATING WATER TO MEET THE UN MILLENIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS
To register or with any questions, please contact Chryslene Rebeiro at chryslene.rebeiro ((at)) gmail.com.
Date: November 4, 2010
Venue: University of Pennslyvania
Hall of Flags, Houston Hall
•To review the magnitude of the global water shortage
•To understand the challenges of managing limited water supplies, especially in developing countries
•To show examples of approaches that have been successful in allocating water among various demands [eg, agriculture, drinking water/sanitation, manufacturing, energy, ecosystems services] and to identify other potential solutions to the allocation problem
•To identify key research questions that need to be addressed, and to build toward a major Wharton/Penn Initiative For Global Environmental Leadership [IGEL] Conference in Spring 2011 on "valuing water"
•To establish a network of people interested in water allocation
This Conference is organized and hosted by the Philadelphia Global Water Initiative with financial support from the Initiative for Global Environmental Leadership at Wharton/Penn, University of Pennsylvania Department of Earth and Environmental Science, Pennoni Associates, Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center, Beechwood Orchards, and University of Pennsylvania Middle East Center.
Generous in-kind support provided by the US EPA Region 3 Office in Philadelphia.