WATER SUMMIT 2015
Amid a changing climate, some regions prepare for more frequent and severe droughts, while others anticipate intense flooding. These changes will challenge the existing framework in which all water resource management has existed for generations. Within these developments, the 2015 MIT Water Summit asked the following questions:
How can we better understand and cope with the water challenges we face?
How can innovation in technology, research, and policy build a more resilient water system?
With a greater understanding of the challenges and new tools available, how can we navigate organizational and geopolitical systems to build a more resilient world?
Curt Spalding, Environmental Protection Agency, New England Region
Kenneth Strzepek, Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change, MIT
How are cutting edge research and analysis changing our ability to understand and anticipate climate-driven water challenges?
Camille Calimlim Touton, United States Department of the Interior
Colonel John W. Henderson, US Army Corps of Engineers
Dr. Scott Doney, Department Chair, Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute
Manoj Fenelon, Aspen Institute
How are innovations in technology and research equipping us to build more resilient water systems?
Noël Bakhtian, Department of Energy, Office of International Affairs
Marcus Quigley, OptiRTC
Anurag Bajpayee, Gradiant Corporation
Mark Ellison, IDE Americas
How can businesses, civil society, local, national, and international decision makers work independently and together to build a more resilient world?