9:30 a.m.

The Native American Approach to Sustainable Water: The Seventh Generation Concept

Cathy Abramson

Member, Tribal Board, Sault Tribe of Chippewa Indians

9:35 a.m.

Pure and Plentiful: The Origins of Urban Water Supply Systems

Martin Melosi, Ph.D.

Distinguished University Professor of History, University of Houston

10:00 a.m.

Sustaining Progress for Clean and Safe Water

Benjamin Grumbles, J.D.

Assistant Administrator for Water, Environmental Protection Agency

10:25 a.m.

Discussion (initial Q&A about the presentations, followed by discussion of these topics with panel and audience members)

What is a definition of sustainable water system?

10:45 a.m.

Break

SESSION II:
THE TECHNOLOGY PILLAR OF SUSTAINABLE WATER: TECHNOLOGY, ECONOMICS, AND HEALTH

Session Goal: To understand how the technology sector will develop strategies to address water needs in a variety of settings—from developing to developed regions, and from rural to megacities, and to integrate this knowledge in a sustainable fashion to ensure health.


Moderator: Yank Coble, M.D., Distinguished Professor and Director of the Center for Global Health and Medical Diplomacy, University of North Florida and Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of Florida

11:05 a.m.

Moving Toward Megacities: Decentralized Systems

Asit K. Biswas, Sc.D.

President & Academician, Third World Centre for Water Management



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