Title: Charting Our Water Future: Pathways and Tools to Reform
Event type: Seminar
Date: 2010-09-08
Time: 09:00 - 12:30
Convenor: International Finance Corporation (IFC) and McKinsey & Company
Room: T4

Event Description
The seminar presents a report by the 2030 Water Resources Group, "Charting Our Water Future: Economic frameworks to inform decision-making".

The report analyzes the nature and scale of the global water challenge and proposes real-world solutions to close the demand/supply gap.  It ranks the solutions on the basis of cost, and produces a "water cost curve," which can be used by policy makers and investors alike, to arrive at least-cost solutions to achieve water security.  In-depth studies were conducted in four countries/regions facing pressing challenges in the water sector - China, India, South Africa and Sao Paulo region of Brazil - and in each country or region, the full spectrum of potential measures to close the future gap between demand and supply was evaluated.

The 2030 Water Resources Group was formed in 2008 to contribute new insights to the increasingly critical issue of water scarcity. Members of the 2030 Water Resources Group include IFC -a member of the World Bank Group, McKinsey and Company, and a consortium of business partners: The Barilla Group, The Coca-Cola Company, Nestle SA, New Holland Agriculture, SABMiller plc, Standard Chartered and Syngenta AG.



Water Leaders Video


Welcome and Introduction. Usha Rao Monari, IFC


Keynote Speech - TBD


Presentation of Findings: Charting Our Water Future Report. Guilio Bocalletti, McKinsey & Co.


Water Leaders Video


The impact of the global financial crisis on financial flows to the water sector in Sub-Saharan Africa. John Joyce, SIWI


Panel Discussion: The View from the Ground
Panelists (tbc)


Questions and Answers


Closing Remarks. Usha Rao Monari, IFC


Event Concludes

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