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Water Matters! Global Water Conference
Thursday, June 3, 2010

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8:00 a.m.: Registration
8:30 a.m.: Welcoming Remarks
Amy Fraenkel, UNEP Regional Office for North America
David Ainsworth, UN Convention on Biodiversity
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8:40 a.m.: Welcome and Introduction
Bill Flanagan, Master of Ceremonies
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8:50 a.m.: Opening Keynote Address
Carl Safina, Ph.D., Blue Ocean Institute
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9:30 a.m.: Water & Your Health Panel
Moderator: Marla Cone, Environmental Health News
Speakers:
  • Marc Edwards, Virginia Tech
  • Herbert T. Buxton, US Geological Survey Toxic Substances Hydrology Program
  • Mike Magee, Positive Medicine Inc.
  • Peggy Shepard, WE ACT for Environmental Justice

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10:45 a.m.: Coffee Break
11:15 a.m.: Water & Energy Panel
Moderator: Peter Annin, Institutes for Journalism & Natural Resources
Speakers:
  • Roberta Bowman, Senior Vice President & Chief Sustainability Officer, Duke Energy
  • Kate Jackson, Senior Vice President & Chief Technology Officer, Research and Technology, Westinghouse Electric Company
  • Kathleen Miller, Ph.D., Climate Science and Applications Program, National Center for Atmospheric Research

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12:30 p.m.: Boxed Lunch
1:15 p.m.: Luncheon Keynote Address
John Cronin, the Beacon Institute
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1:45 p.m.: Water as an Economic Driver Panel
Moderator: Juliet Eilperin, The Washington Post
Speakers:
  • Donald L. Correll, American Water
  • Gregory J. Koch, Global Water Stewardship Program, Coca-Cola Company
  • Richard A. Meeusen, CEO Badger Meter Co.

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3:00 p.m.: Closing Keynote Address
Nancy Stoner, Environmental Protection Agency
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3:45 p.m.: Closing Remarks
David Dzombak, Carnegie Mellon University Steinbrenner Institute for Environmental Education and Research
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Summary of Key Points from Presentations
Prepared by Judodine Patterson, Jessica Wilson, Stacia Thompson, Yan Xu, Nina Baird, Eric Li, Amy Nagengast, Megan Leitch, Carnegie Mellon University

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