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.
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): |
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
- moderated by Mr Dougal Thomson, The Economist
- Quantis International, Samuel Vionnet, will present key tools to measure the water footprints, C02 impacts, and lifecycle analysis for the production inputs of your goods and/or services.
- Bunge Environmental Markets, Karla Canavan, commodities trader experiences in wastewater management, opportunities in treating wastewater, sustainable water management across the grains/food value chain.
- Mr Philippe Benoit, Head of Energy Efficiency and Environment Division : International Energy Agency's insight on water//energy nexus.
Security, safety and repair costs
Seated lunch will be served at Lobby floor
Impact Investing & water clean technologies
- Dr Kai Udert, Eawag research institute, nutrient recovery project in South Africa and wastewater source-separation.
- South Pole Carbon,Roman Schibli, will inform you about possibilities to compensate carbon emission and apply carbon credits via water purification.
- Sustainable Asset Management AG, Mr Marc-Olivier Bufler will highlight the water crisis' risk & opportunity on an investment prospects.
- Envisager, Dr David Lloyd Owen, will consider the potential for smart water management technologies and techniques across the sector, highlighting both where opportunities lie and where obstacles exist.
- The business research & consulting firm Frost & Sullivan, Frederick Royan, will offer market analysis, research and reports to increase sales of clean water technologies.
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.
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