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With Tara Varghese (Water Stewardship Lead, Google), Maisie Devine (Dir. Sustainable Innovation & Accelerator, ABInBev), Liz Burlon (Water Sustainability & Energy Efficiency, Accenture), Alexis Morgan (Water Stewardship Lead, World Wildlife Fund), Liz Saccoccia (World Resources Institute).
Tue, Mar 21, 2023 @ 09:00 AM   FREE   ABInBev, 125 W 24th St

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This event, organized by Accenture, World Resources Institute, World Wildlife Fund, & Deltares, will be held in advance of the UN 2023 Water Conference.

The interlinkages of water, energy, & food have been examined & expressed in the concept of the water-energy-food nexus since the 2007-08 global financial crisis propelled them into the spotlight. The nexus concept has allowed academics & other resources practitioners to express the interdependencies & constraints between these three systems, & to offer solutions that bridge across them.

We are entering a new era of addressing nexus problems - applying remote monitoring, analytics, AI, & machine learning to water sustainability is unearthing new insights & solutions. The open data revolution has given access to organizations that would not be able to gather & process data themselves.

In this session, experts from Accenture, Deltares, Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Google, Microsoft, Water Resources Management Authority in Zambia, World Wildlife Fund, & World Resources Institute will discuss the role of advanced technology & multi-sectoral collaboration in addressing nexus issues, & provide a deep dive into the Global Water Watch platform with a chance for the audience to provide feedback on this tool. Global Water Watch, supported by Google & the Water, Peace, & Security Partnership, is a data platform of free, globally accessible near-real-time information on water. It provides information on thousands of global reservoirs, helping decision-makers respond to extreme weather events & managing growing risks of climate change. The platform uses modern AI & EO algorithms to map dams & produce high-resolution spatiotemporal information on the amount of water stored in reservoirs in near-real-time.

Panelists & Speakers

Liz Burlon, Global Solution Development Lead for Water Sustainability & Energy Efficiency, Accenture
Maisie Devine, Executive Director, Sustainable Innovation & Accelerator, ABInBev
Dr. A.M. Moreno-Rodenas, Specialist, Environmental Hydraulics, Hydraulic Engineering Unit, Resilient Ports & Coasts Department, Deltares
Alexis Morgan, Global Water Stewardship Lead, World Wildlife Fund
Alex Mung, Global Director, Water Sustainability, ABInBev
Annemieke Nijhof, Managing Director, Deltares
Frank Nyoni, Senior Water Quality & Environmental Officer, Water Resources Management Authority (WARMA), Zambia
Liz Saccoccia, Water Security Associate, World Resources Institute
Tara Varghese, Water Stewardship Lead, Google
Additional speakers to be confirmed

This session is one of three sessions being held at this venue over the course of March 21. If you are interested in attending the other sessions, please register via the links below as seating will be limited.

Aligning & Accelerating Collective Action for Water Stewardship: 12:00-2:00 p.m. EST
Collective Action in the Rio Grande/Rio Bravo: 3:00-5:00 p.m. EST
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