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The Future of Water Stewardship: Collective Action, Measurement & Community Impact

The Future of Water Stewardship:
Collective Action, Measurement & Community Impact

Wednesday, 24 August 2022
12:00pm EDT / 9:00am PDT / 5:00pm BST / 6:00pm CEST
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Today there are 2.3 billion people living in water-stressed areas around the world and the impacts of climate change are causing increased strain on this precious natural resource – further threatening the environment and livelihoods.

Corporate water stewardship is vital to the preservation of water and a considerable number of companies are making the commitment to go beyond “doing less harm” and instead deliver Net Positive Water Impact. But what does that mean in practice?

Join the Water Resilience Coalition, Keurig Dr Pepper, The Nature Conservancy, and Cargill for a discussion with Val Fishman of Common Good Water, about the need for collective action and ambitious, quantifiable commitments to create meaningful impact.

Key Takeaways:

  • How water risks impact business and the opportunities for corporations to contribute to global water security
  • What Net Water Positive Impact means and why it’s the future of water stewardship
  • The opportunities and challenges in driving towards Net Positive Water Impact and why rigorous metrics and measurement are critical
  • The importance of collective and localized action to positively impact communities throughout the value chain

Can’t join in real time? Register anyway and we’ll send you the recording!

Speakers

Truke Smoor
Global Sustainability Director, Water
Cargill

Truke Smoor is Sustainability Director – Water and Supply Chain projects at Cargill and leads the development and implementation of the global water strategy. Truke has a Master of Science in Chemical Engineering from Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands and has held positions in the chemicals and consulting industry before joining Cargill. At Cargill, Truke has led the development of global water policies and requirements for operations and has been the architect of its water targets. The first of its kind addressing water availability, quality and access to safe drinking water across the value chain. Before joining Cargill, Truke has supported the development of corporate water stewardship programs for various companies and has held roles in Research and Development and Manufacturing. She has worked across different cultures and countries – the U.S., France, Netherlands, China and the Philippines and is passionate about supporting others to bring the best of themselves.

Paula Caballero
Regional Managing Director, Latin America
The Nature Conservancy

Paula Caballero is The Nature Conservancy's (TNC) Regional Managing Director for Latin America. In this role, she leads a team of more than 300 staff across 16 countries, stretching from Mexico to Argentina, to deliver bold, new strategies and partnerships to conserve the world’s most biodiverse region.

Jason Morrison
President of the Pacific Institute & Head of UN Global Compact CEO Water Mandate
CEO Water Mandate

Jason Morrison joined the Pacific Institute in 1993 and became its president in October 2016. As president, he oversees the Institute and its activities, focusing on broadening and amplifying the organization’s reach and impact. Additionally, Jason serves as the Head of the CEO Water Mandate, an initiative of the United Nations Global Compact, and has supported the initiative since 2008 with applied research, event organization, and other services. He is also a co-founder of the Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS), a global initiative that has developed and is now implementing a freshwater certification program to advance responsible water practices by water providers and large-scale users.

Ryan Spicer
Director of Environmental Impact
Keurig Dr Pepper

Ryan is a sustainability director at Keurig Dr Pepper (KDP). Since joining KDP in 2022, Ryan has been focused on large scale, transformative solutions that support the company’s Drink Well. Do Good CR platform, particularly in the areas of climate, energy and water. Ryan’s mission is to reduce environmental impacts while restoring resources in support of a regenerative and circular economy. Prior to working at KDP, Ryan worked as a Senior Sustainability Manager at PepsiCo. In that role, Ryan focused on advancing low carbon solutions such as implementing renewable fuels in manufacturing, procurement of renewable electricity from new, utility scale projects, and transformation of fleet operations to include commercial scale vehicle electrification. Ryan holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Stephen F. Austin State University, as well as a Master of Public Administration in Environmental Policy from the University of Texas at Arlington.

Val Fishman
Chief Development Officer
Common Good Water

Val Fishman, previously Chief Development Officer at Bonneville Environmental Foundation (BEF), brings more than a decade of corporate sustainability experience to her new role at Common Good Water. She leads development for Common Good Water’s water demand management platform and will be building a culture that attracts top talent to help advance the company’s goal to dramatically reduce freshwater use in agriculture while producing benefits for farmers, communities and corporate partners.

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