Heat, Water, Systems & Solutions:

Science to Chart the Path

Keynote

Science & Local Water Solutions

Lynda Hopkins, District 5 Supervisor, County of Sonoma, California

On the front lines in California, where water and climate contributed to a crucible of wildfires, Sonoma County Supervisor Lynda Hopkins, shares her perspectives on the need to manage risk proactively, by thinking about the connection between water availability and fire predictions across systems and by investing in natural infrastructure.

Plenary Panel

Risk, Stress, and Scarcity: Water Challenges on a Planet Under Pressure

Sandra Postel, Director, Global Water Policy Project, Stockholm Water Prize 2021 Laureate

Karim Ahmed, Secretary-Treasurer, NCSE Board of Directors; Adjunct Professor, University of Connecticut Health Center

Plenary Panel Q&A Session

Risk, Stress, and Scarcity: Water Challenges on a Planet Under Pressure

Sandra Postel, Director, Global Water Policy Project, Stockholm Water Prize 2021 Laureate

Karim Ahmed, Secretary-Treasurer, NCSE Board of Directors; Adjunct Professor, University of Connecticut Health Center

Lynda Hopkins, District 5 Supervisor, County of Sonoma, California

Moderated by J. Carl Ganter, Founder, Circle of Blue

Where will we be two years, five years, 10 years from now with respect to the global water crisis? This panel considers the value of water to all life and explores pathways to solutions that benefit both people and nature.

Moderated by J. Carl Ganter, Founder, Circle of Blue

Where will we be two years, five years, 10 years from now with respect to the global water crisis? This panel considers the value of water to all life and explores pathways to solutions that benefit both people and nature.

NCSE Lifetime Achievement Award

Dr. Warren Washington, Distinguished Scholar, National Center for Atmospheric Research; University Corporation for Atmospheric Research

Award presented by Jim Buizer, Interim Director of the Arizona Institutes for Resilient Environment and Societies, University of Arizona

The NCSE Lifetime Achievement Award for Science, Service, and Leadership is given to an individual or group of individuals in recognition of their exceptionally meritorious contribution to science and the environment. The award honors those who have made a significant impact to our community through research, education, diplomacy, and/or innovative technologies. Past recipients include prime ministers, distinguished professors, and renowned scientists.

NCSE Lifetime Achievement Award

Ms. Christiana Figueres, Founding Partner, Global Optimism; Former Executive Secretary, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

Award presented by Tom Lovejoy, Professor, George Mason University; Senior Fellow, United Nations Foundation

The NCSE Lifetime Achievement Award for Science, Service, and Leadership is given to an individual or group of individuals in recognition of their exceptionally meritorious contribution to science and the environment. The award honors those who have made a significant impact to our community through research, education, diplomacy, and/or innovative technologies. Past recipients include prime ministers, distinguished professors, and renowned scientists.