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Thursday, Apr 18, 2024 Friday, Apr 19, 2024

Advancing Sustainable Water Management

Sustainability Conference on Water as Sustenance
Open to
Faculty
Staff
Students
Stanford Community
Alumni
Public
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Location

Stanford Graduate School of Business
655 Knight Way
Stanford, CA 94305
United States

This conference will explore cutting-edge research and ideas on how to promote more sustainable management and allocation of freshwater resources. Freshwater is the world’s most crucial resource. Yet regional water allocation among uses and users is often inefficient, inequitable, and inflexible. Most water management systems are also ill prepared for climate change and rapid oscillations between extreme droughts and extreme floods. And many regions of the world continue to overexploit their water supplies, leading to problems ranging from groundwater overdraft to declining freshwater ecosystems.

The conference will include cover multiple topics related to sustainable freshwater policies, including:

  • Water Markets
  • Equitable Water Allocation and the Human Right to Water
  • Climate Resilient Water Systems
  • Politics of Water Governance
  • Stimulating Innovation in the Water Sector
  • Protecting Freshwater Ecosystems
  • Case Studies in Water Management Challenges

Location

Stanford Graduate School of Business

Agenda

Full Agenda

 

Conference Organizers

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Shirley and Leonard Ely professor of Humanities and Sciences in the Department of Economics at Stanford University and professor, by courtesy, at both the Department of Management Science and Engineering and the Graduate School of Business
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Robert E. Paradise Professor of Natural Resources Law, Senior Fellow, Woods Institute for the Environment, Professor, Doerr School of Sustainability