Water & Long-Term Value

APRIL 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:
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:
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:
Valeria Orozco, Director, Nestle Waters North America
Panelists:
11:20-12:00 Thought Leadership Panel
The Israel Experience: Innovations in Improving Water Reuse and Recycling

Moderator:
Panelists:
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
2:10-2:40 Presentation
Fashion Industry’s Impact: Product Innovations and Their Application Across Sectors
Moderator:
Panelists:
Ayesha Barenblat, CEO and Founder, Remake
Jill Dumain, CEO, bluesign technologies ag.
2:40-2:55 Networking Break
2:55-3:25 Audience Engagement
Resources: How to Analyze, Gather, and Employ Water Related Solutions
Discussants:
3:25-3:35 Topic Introduction
Water Bonds and Standards Certification
3:35-4:15 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
4:15-4:30 Networking Break
4:30-5:10 Public Company Panel
5:10-5:20 Recap, Closing Presentation
Key Considerations in Building a Water Strategy for Public Companies, Stakeholders and Institutional Investors
5:20-6:20 Networking Reception

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