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MORNING PLENARY

Welcome and Opening Remarks
Nicholas Dirks, Chancellor, University of California, Berkeley

Keynote address: Adaptation of Urban Infrastructure to Water, Climate Change, and Societal Issues
Antonio Villaraigosa, Mayor of Los Angeles (2005-2013)

Keynote Moderated Discussion with David Sedlak, Co-director of the UC Berkeley Water Center
Lisa Jackson, Administrator of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (2009-2013)

 

Water and Climate - Projections of the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report
William Collins, Head, Climate Sciences Department, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory; Professor in Earth and Planetary Science, UC Berkeley; Lead Author of IPCC Working Group 1

 

Water, Agricultural and Terrestrial Ecosystems - Adaptation Strategies in a Changing World
Chris Field, Director, Carnegie Institution's Department of Global Ecology;  Professor of Biology and Environmental Earth System Science; Stanford University; Co-chair of IPCC Working Group 2

Morning plenary discussion moderated by Maximilian Auffhammer, UC Berkeley

PANEL 1A

"Water, Cities, and Infrastructure: Innovations in Technology and Affordability"

Panel moderated by Richard Luthy, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stanford University

  Why a Focus on Supply Cannot Solve Our Water Problem
Peter Gleick, Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment, and Security
Urban Water, Version 4.0
David Sedlak, Co-Director, Berkeley Water Center. Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering. UC Berkeley
Overcoming Economic Barriers to the Evolution of Urban Water Infrastructure
David Sunding, Professor, Agricultural and Resource Economics. UC Berkeley
Panel 1A discussion moderated by Richard Luthy, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stanford University

Panel 1B

"Water, Cities, and Infrastructure: Physical Design Innovations"

Panel moderated by Jennifer Wolch, College of Environmental Design, UC Berkeley

  Future of Urban Water Management in Africa
Kalanithy Vairavamoorthy, Professor and Dean, Patel College of Global Sustainability, University of South Florida
Adapting Cities to Extreme Flooding Events
Kristina Hill, Associate Professor, Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning. UC Berkeley
Local Code: Envisioning Socially Transformative Urban Water Infrastructure Using Digital Design Methods
Nicholas de Monchaux, Associate Professor, Architecture and Urban Design. UC Berkeley
Panel 1B discussion moderated by Jennifer Wolch, College of Environmental Design, UC Berkeley

 Panel 2A

"Water, Climate, Food, and Population: Drought, Climate, and Thresholds"

Panel moderated by Greg Dalton, Climate One Radio

  Redwoods and Climate Change: Using Science to Inform Conservation Strategies Under Increased Drought
Todd Dawson, Professor, Integrative Biology. UC Berkeley
Rice Under Siege: The Roles of Climate Change and Water
Max Auffhammer, Associate Professor, Agricultural and Resource Economics. UC Berkeley
Man-made Drought: Urbanization, Irrigation and the Disappearing Arkvathy River
Sally Thompson, Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering. UC Berkeley
 Panel 2A discussion moderated by Greg Dalton, Climate One Radio.

Panel 2B

"Water, Climate, Food, and Population: Food, Population, and Security"

Panel moderated by Greg Dalton, Climate One Radio

  What Would it Take to Create a Climate-Resilient Food System? 
Claire Kremen, Director, Berkeley Food Institute.  Professor, Environmental Science, Policy, and Management.  UC Berkeley
Climate and Human Conflict
Solomon Hsiang, Assistant Professor, Goldman School of Public Policy.  UC Berkeley
Population and Water; The Elephant in the Room Could be our Friend
Malcolm Potts, Director, Bixby Center for Population, Health, and Sustainability. Professor, School of Public Health. UC Berkeley
Panel 2B discussion moderated by Greg Dalton, Climate One Radio

Afternoon Plenary

Keynote: Water Challenges and Green Choice
Ma Jun, Director, Institute of Public and Environmental Affairs, Beijing, China
Stresses on Water Systems and the Political Consequences
Orville Schell, Director, Center on U.S.-China Relations, Asia Society; Senior Fellow, School for Communication, University of Southern California
Afternoon plenary discussion moderated by John Harte, UC Berkeley
Graduate School of Journalism Panel Moderated by Edwin Dobb, UC Berkeley
Graduate Students reporting on the story of the day: Mateo Hoke, Zach St. George, Tanya Dimitrova, Erik Neumann, Jean Spencer, Tawanda Kanhema
Closing remarks by David Ackerly and David Sedlak