Water & Long-Term Value

JUNE 2, 2020
SAN FRANCISCO, CA

 

AGENDA

The Skytop Strategies team is dedicated to crafting thought provoking
agendas that are diverse, not only in areas of thought and experience,
but in the broad range of attending speakers.

Time Description
8:00-8:25
AM
Networking Breakfast & Registration
8:25-8:30 Opening Remarks
Christopher P. Skroupa, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Skytop Strategies
8:30-9:00 Keynote Presentation
Water and Climate Resiliency: The Trickle-Down Effect

Presenter:
Heather Cooley, Director of Research, Pacific Institute
9:00-9:20 Interview, Case Scenario
Water and Agriculture: Impact on Economic and Social Stability

Interviewer:
Dylan Waldhuetter, Program Manager, Alliance for Water Stewardship North America, The Water Council
Interviewees:
Ann Hayden, Senior Director, Western Water Program and Resilient Landscapes, Environmental Defense Fund
Eric Averett, General Manager, Rosedale-Rio Bravo Water Storage District
9:20-9:45 Topic Introduction
Pricing Water Risk:  Analytics of Interest to Institutional Investors and Their Holdings

Presenter:
Peter Adriaens, PhDPEBCEEM, Director, Center for Digital Infrastructure Finance, University of Michigan
9:45-10:25 Institutional Investor Panel
Assessing Water Risk: Institutional Investment in Water Management Innovations

Moderator:
Brett Walton, News Correspondent, Circle of Blue
Panelists:
Christina Copeland, Senior Manager, Water Security, CDP
Peter Adriaens, PhDPEBCEEM, Director, Center for Digital Infrastructure Finance, University of Michigan
Michael Irlbeck, Director of Business Development,  Epcor
Tamin Pechet, CEO, Upwell, Chairman, Imagine H20
10:25-10:40 Networking Break
10:40-11:20 Audience Engagement
Water Use and Its Impact on Cost of Business: Innovations in Resource Efficiencies
Moderator:
Brandon Kienenberger, Sustainability Analyst, Nestle Waters
Panelists:
11:20-12:00 Thought Leadership Panel
The Value of Partnerships: The Case Story of Dow Chemical and the Nature Consevancy

Moderator:
Christopher Skroupa, Founder & CEO, Skytop Strategies
Panelists:
Eunice Heath, Corporate Director of Sustainability, Dow
Jennifer Molnar, Lead Scientist & Managing Director – Center for Sustainability Science, The Nature Conservancy
12:00-12:30 Discussion Panel
Real Estate and Water: The Rise of Water and Sewer Costs and Their Impact on Development

Moderator:
Tamin Pechet, CEO, Upwell, Chairman, Imagine H20
Panelists:
Patrick Boyle, Director of Corporate Sustainability, SLOAN
12:30-1:30
PM
Networking Luncheon
1:30-2:10 Panel Discussion
Water Technologies: Next Generation Capabilities for Use in Water Management

Moderator:
Panelists:
Paula Kehoe, Director of Water Resources, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission
Zach Gallagher, Executive Vice President, Natural Systems Utilities
Graham Richard, Founder and Chair, The Clean Economy Collaborative
2:10-2:40 Presentation
Fashion Industry’s Impact: Product Innovations and Their Application Across Sectors
Moderator:
Panelists:
Byron Thayer, Senior Manager – Sustainability Reporting & Water, Levis Strauss
2:40-2:55 Networking Break
2:55-3:25 Audience Engagement
Resources: How to Analyze, Gather, and Employ Water Related Solutions
Discussants:
3:25-3:55 Key Considerations in Building a Water Strategy for Public Companies, Stakeholders and Institutional Investors
Interviewer:
Christopher Skroupa, Founder and CEO, Skytop Strategies
Interviewee:
Ben Moline, Senior Manager, Water Resources, Environmental Compliance, and Renewable Energy, Molson Coors
Paul Fleming, Global Water Program Manager, Microsoft
Robert Wilkinson, Ph.D, Water Director, Water Policy Program, University of California Santa Barbara
3:55-4:35 Public Sector Panel
Water Development Strategy and Implementation: A Long-Term Perspective

Moderator:
Richard Luthy, Professor of Civil Engineering, Stanford University, Director, NSF Engineering Research Center for Re-Inventing the Nation’s Urban Water Infrastructure
Panelists:
M. Benjamin Eichenberg, Staff Attorney, San Francisco Baykeeper
David Hodgson, Founder, Global Regeneration CoLab
4:35-5:05 Networking Break
5:05-5:45 Public Company Panel
Moderator:
David Hackett, Partner, Baker & McKenzie
Panelists:
5:45-5:50 Closing Remarks

 

5:50-6:50 Networking Reception

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