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Sunday, July 1 • 10:30am - 11:40am
Is Water the Next Global Security Threat?
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Joel Achenbach

Staff Writer, The Washington Post; Author, A Hole at the Bottom of the Sea
Joel Achenbach has been a staff writer for The Washington Post since 1990. He started the newsroom’s first online column in 1999 and the paper’s first blog, Achenblog, in 2005. Now assigned to the Post’s national desk, he writes on science and politics and helped cover the Deepwater Horizon story. His seventh book, A Hole at the Bottom of the Sea, an account of the Deepwater Horizon disaster and its aftermath, was published... Read More →
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Sylvia Lee

Sylvia Lee is the water manager for Skoll Global Threats. She has over a decade of experience in the water sector and most recently worked as a water resources specialist for the South Asia Region of the World Bank based in Kathmandu, Nepal. Her work at the World Bank focused on transboundary water issues and climate change adaptation resilience building for vulnerable communities. Prior to World Bank, Lee was with the World Economic Forum based... Read More →
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Steven McCormick

Steven J. McCormick is the president and a trustee of the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. He was previously president and CEO of The Nature Conservancy (TNC), where he served in that capacity from 2001 to 2007. As president, he led the organization into becoming a truly global enterprise, operating in 30 countries as well as every US state. During his tenure, he oversaw an operating budget of over $500 million and a highly distributed staff of... Read More →
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Gary White

Gary White is co-founder and CEO of Water.org. His entrepreneurial vision has driven innovations in the way water and sanitation projects are delivered and financed for the poor. White pioneered Water.org’s WaterCredit initiative, blending microfinance with water and sanitation. White is a founding board member of the Millennium Water Alliance and Water Advocates. He is a fellow of the British American Project, a member of the... Read More →

Sunday July 1, 2012 10:30am - 11:40am
Doerr-Hosier, McNulty Room