Global Water Strategy Summit

On March 18, 2010, The U.S. Chamber of Commerce held a Global Water Strategy Summit in order to highlight the current domestic and international challenges posed by water shortages, assess how the challenges may be addressed, identify business opportunities, and come to some agreement about next steps for involvement of the U.S. Chamber in the water sector.

The event was sponsored by the National Chamber Foundation, Let's Rebuild America, Environment & Energy and Emerging Technologies Committees. Over 50 members were in attendance and the meeting concluded with the agreement to begin a working group to expand on the concept that "Water is an investment, not a cost."

Click here for the agenda from the Summit.

The Summit featured a variety of speakers and discussion leaders who provided their organization's outlook and challenges regarding many different water issues including infrastructure, security and management to name a few. PDFs of the speakers' PowerPoints are available below.

*For information regarding the luncheon keynote provided by Dr. Giulio Boccaletti of McKinsey & Company, please contact Denielle Sachs at Denielle_Sachs@mckinsey.com.*

Click HERE to view a recording of the meeting and HERE to download the minutes.

The Summit concluded with a general agreement to assemble a Water Issues Working Group, whose task will be to consider the development of a Water Issues White Paper. The first meeting will be held on April 14, 2010 at 1 p.m. at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce headquarters, 1615 H Street, NW, Washington, DC.

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