November 7, 2018 (All day)
InterContinental Hotel Berlin
Our Future Water Berlin Event invites all current and future leaders to ensure water security for today's and future generations.
Our Future Water, founded by Robert C. Brears, Author of Urban Water Security (Wiley) and Founder of Our Future Water, Mitidaption, and Mark and Focus, created this initiative in September 2017 to connect current leaders with future leaders.
This is Our Future Waters’ first global event that brings current leaders and future leaders together to build a water-secure world.
Host: Robert C. Brears, Founder, Our Future Water
Moderator: Karin Helmstaedt, TV Host and Presenter, Deutsche Welle
The Our Future Water Berlin Event, moderated by Karin Helmstaedt, TV host and presenter on Germany’s international broadcaster Deutsche Welle, has an array of 18 confirmed interdisciplinary speakers from Europe and around the world addressing how we can achieve water security.
Our Future Water Knowledge Partnership with World Bank’s Connect4Climate
Our Future Water has partnered with Connect4Climate, a global partnership program launched by the World Bank and the Italian Ministry of the Environment, together with the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, that takes on climate change by promoting solutions and empowering people to act.
The Connect4Climate community connects over 500 partners around the world including UN agencies, civil society groups, media networks, international organizations, academic institutions, youth groups, and the private sector. Connect4Climate interacts with a global audience of more than a million individuals who participate in Connect4Climate’s social media channels.
Max Thabiso Edkins, Connect4Climate's Climate Change Expert, is one of the confirmed speakers at Our Future Water in Berlin (see the full agenda below).
Our Future Water is a Partner Institution of the Berlin Science Week
Our Future Water is a Partner Institution of the Berlin Science Week. The Berlin Science Week is an international gathering, bringing together people from the world’s most innovative scientific institutions in Berlin. It is dedicated to the dialogue between science and society to inspire a deeper understanding of our world. The Berlin Science Week fosters interdisciplinary exchange and encourages fellow participants to connect and learn from each other.
In 2017, the Berlin Science Week hosted 57 events, organized by renowned national and international institutions, such as Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, ETH Zurich, Austrian Institute of Technology, Freie Universität Berlin, IASS Potsdam, Robert Bosch Stiftung, Springer Nature or the University of Waterloo. More than 15 000 people attended lectures, festivals, conferences, panel discussions or workshops.
Banner photo credits to Pixabay.com
Agenda (All times are in CET)
8:00–8:30 am: Registration
8:30–8:45 am: Welcome Speech
Dr. Dionysia Avgerinopoulou, Vice Chair, Steering Committee Global Water Partnership: "Global Water Partnership’s projects to achieve water security"
Rose Osinde Alabaster, WASH Advisor and Board Member, Swiss Water Partnership: "Water, policy, and sanitation"
Uwe Becking, Director, IBM Germany, Head of Strategic Business Development Digitization Public Sector: "Water and refugees, early-prevention systems and digitalisation impact on (water) societies"
Piero Pelizzaro, Chief Resilience Officer Milan: "Building resilience in Milan"
Nicolas Imbert, Executive Direction, Green Cross France et Territoires: "How effective water management and water circular economy can reduce vulnerability and increase resilience: lessons learnt from seashores and islands"
10:00–10:30 am: Networking Break
Outside the room
Friederike Lauruschkus, Managing Partner civity Management Consultants GmbH & CO. KG: "Comparison of water services and prices in Europe"
Christian Brachmann, Managing Director, Stadtwerke Wadern GmbH: "State of the art of water pricing in Germany"
Martina Macpherson, Partner, Sustineri & Chair, BoD, Network for Sustainable Financial Markets: "ESG, climate change, and water investments"
Ulf Leonhard, Founder, WaterVent: "Entrepreneurship and investment in the water sector"
12:00–1:00 pm: Networking Lunch
Dr. Thomas Track, Head of Water Technologies, DECHEMA: "Industrial water management"
Dr. Ina Keggenhoff, Unit Manager, German Association of Energy and Water Industry (BDEW): "Impacts of climatic extremes on water"
Martin Bernhardt, Founder, Dynamic Applications: "Building a Water Supply simulation that scales up for a Smart Grid"
Christoph Bennerscheidt, Managing Director, European Association for Ductile Iron Pipe Systems: "Underground pipes of the future"
Dr. Bastian Piltz, Head of Business Development Germany, Isle Utilities: "Connecting global water and sanitation providers"
3:00 –3:30 pm: Networking Break
Outside the room
Andrea Henao, Managing Partner 360 Agency Berlin: "Developing sustainable/ethical brands and water management"
Siegfried Gendries, Water communication consultant, blogger on LebensraumWasser.com and Partner für Wasser expert: "Social media and marketing communication on water"
Dr. Anabel Ternès, Managing Director and Entrepreneur, CoCarrier GmbH and HealthMedo GmbH: "Social businesses and education"
Max Thabiso Edkins, Climate Change Expert, Connect4Climate: "Communicating climate change and multi-stakeholder engagement"
Robert Brears, Founder, Our Future Water: "Urban water security"
5:30 – 7:00 pm: Networking Drinks