Water & Long-Term Value Summit

Indian Springs Calistoga
1712 Lincoln Ave
September 1-3, 2020
Calistoga, 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 Day 1 September 1, 2020
6:00-8:00
PM
Preconference Networking Dinner & Reception
Time Day 2 September 2, 2020
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:
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, PhD, PE, BCEEM, 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, PhD, PE, BCEEM, Director, Center for Digital Infrastructure Finance, University of Michigan
Michael Irlbeck, Director of Business Development, Epcor
10:25-10:40 Networking Break
10:40-11:20 Interview
Water Scarcity and Water Necessity: Should There Be An Invisible Hand On The Water Spigot?
Interviewer:
Christopher Skroupa, Founder & CEO, Skytop Strategies
Interviewee:
David Osias, Partner, Allen Matkins
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:
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:
Bonny Bentzin, Deputy Chief Sustainability Officer, UCLA
Panelists:
Paula Kehoe, Director of Water Resources, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission
Zach Gallagher, Executive Vice President, Natural Systems Utilities
Lawrence G. Graev, Founding Partner, Société de l’Eau Aérienne Suisse SA
2:10-2:40 Interview
Water & Energy Nexus: Interdependencies and Transferable Concepts
Interviewer:
Christopher Skroupa, Founder & CEO, Skytop Strategies
Interviewee:
Barry Epstein, Partner, Allen Matkins
2:40-2:55 Networking Break
2:55-3:25 Interview 
Access to Clean Water in the USA: Stress, Racism and Investment Impact
Interviewer:
Jay Lund, Ph.D, Professor, UCDavis
Interviewee:
Kathryn McDonald, Co-Founder, Head of Investments and Sustainability, Radiant ESG
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
Brandon Kienenberger, Sustainability Analyst, Nestle Waters
3:55-4:15
Topic Briefing
Making Every Drop Count: The Evolution of Corporate Water Strategy
Presenter:
Kim Marotta, Global Senior Director Sustainability and Enterprise Risk Management, Molson Coors Beverage Company
4:15-4:50 Discussion 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
David Hackett, Partner, Baker & McKenzie
Kim Marotta, Global Senior Director Sustainability and Enterprise Risk Management, Molson Coors Beverage Company
4:50-5:20 Networking Break
5:20-5:55 Presentation
Asia’s Capital Threats and Rethinking China’s Growth Through a Waternomic Lens

Presenter:
Dharisha Mirando, Investor Engagement & Water Risk Valuation Lead, China Water Risk (Televised in Live from Hong Kong)
5:55-6:00 Closing Remarks

 

6:00-7:00 Networking Reception
Time Day 3 September 2, 2020
8:30-9:45
AM
Workshop Component A – Topics TBA
9:45-10:00 Networking Break
10:00-11:15 Workshop Component B – Topics TBA
11:15 Program Adjourns

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