Our inaugural Water Conference included panel discussions, a keynote interview with Water Deeply Managing Editor Tara Lohan, TED-style talks, and roundtable sessions. This special program was presented in partnership with O’Melveny & Myers LLP as part of the Pacific Council’s Global Water Scarcity Project.
Watch the three TED-style talks on water scarcity challenges and solutions below:
Mr. Barton H. "Buzz" Thompson, Jr.
Robert E. Paradise Professor of Natural Resources Law, Stanford Law School; and Of Counsel, O'Melveny & Myers LLC
Thompson discusses current innovations in California's water management practices and where we need to go from here. Specifically, he says, innovations in the energy industry need to be duplicated with regards to water.
Ms. Kirsten James
Director, California Policy and Partnerships, Ceres
James discusses the connection between climate change and water scarcity. Having just returned from the COP23 climate summit in Bonn, Germany, she describes the conversations around water that took place at the summit.
Ms. Rachel Cardone
Global Water Scarcity Project Fellow, Pacific Council
Cardone explains why she dedicated her life to water issues and why everyone should care. She poses the question: what is water's value to us in terms of our human experience?
Learn more about the Pacific Council’s Global Water Scarcity Project, which seeks to connect the dots between California’s water scarcity challenges and international issues of trade, energy, politics, and security.