Water Interdependencies

World Water Day

Our event is organized in Geneva on the United Nations' World Water Day held on March 22nd each year.

Who should Attend?

Decision makers in Banks, Insurance companies, Family Offices, Trading companies, Defense companies, Water technology and service providers, Pension funds, Real Estate investors, Supervision companies, Private Equity Managers, advisors in philanthropy and other market makers.

Why You should Attend?

Water is the underlying commodity of every goods and services.

Knowledge is the best defence and tool for food//energy//commodities prices water nexus and water procurement security.

This event is a unique opportunity to access strategic water interdependencies information to measure, manage and anticipate water risks and impact investing opportunities.

9.00 am Registration and Welcome coffee
9.40 am Conference will start with keynote from Geneva water services www.sig-ge.ch, Dr Dr Stéphan Ramseier Gentile followed by international experts who will help you to guide your legal, technological, and financial decisions considering water interdependencies according to the following program (subject to minor changes):

10.00 am

Environmental and legal Water Interdependencies

  • IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, Dr James Dalton, helps the world find pragmatic solutions to our most pressing environment and development challenges and will focus on water risks related to lack of sanitation
  • WaterLex, Jean-Benoit Charrin, will give a better understanding and articulation of the legal constraints relating to trans-boundary water cooperation and human rights.

Impact water footprint

Security, safety and repair costs

Keynote speaker

Seated lunch will be served at Lobby floor

Impact Investing & water clean technologies

Coffee break


moderated by Mr Boris Engelson, UN accredited journalist

  • Swiss Re, Mr Bernard Belk, Global Head Agri-Corporate Business, insurance solutions for water interdependencies across the agricultural supply chain.
  • Mr Albin Kälin,CEO of EPEA Switzerland will explain the Cradle to Cradle® strategy for your products or services.
  • Stefan Marinkovic, from ISO (International Organization for Standardization, the world’s largest developer of voluntary International Standards) will give a presentation about global water challenges and how can ISO standards help.
  • Mission Markets Earth, Mr Mike Van Patten, Marketplace for Social and Environmental Capital Markets transactions

From Best Practices to Next Practices: debate and conclusion

Prana Sustainable Water, Valérie Issumo, will illustrate the price composition of treated wastewater as commodity for water procurement security, to reduce water vulnerabilities and foreign traded water interdependencies.

The Water Interdependencies event will end at 5.00 pm.


Manotel: www.manotel.com/en/royal

Royal Manotel
rue de Lausanne, 41,
CH- 1201 Geneva

  • from Geneva airport to Geneva city train station: you can have free transport from the automatic ticket machine situated in the baggage claim area and take any train to Geneva (6 minutes travel)
  • from Geneva city train station Gare Cornavin, exit "city", turn left on rue de Lausanne: 3 minutes walk



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