Just how important is the nexus between water and the economy?

Panel Discussion // Just how important is the nexus between water and the economy?

From the recent drought to the needs of a growing society, water is now a pressing issue that impacts our economy and way of life. Just how important is the nexus between water and the economy? - Hosted by Growing Blue in Washington DC

On September 18, 2012, a panel of experts from a number of fields gathered in National Geographic's Washington DC headquarters to answer this question. The panel covered the impact of water scarcity on the nation's economy and options for stimulating economic growth by focusing on water management.

The event was hosted by GrowingBlue in line with our mission of helping municipalities, businesses and consumers gain a better understanding of the water challenges of today and tomorrow.

-Dr. Richard Sandor, economist, CEO of Environmental Financial Products and senior fellow at the Milken Institute.

-Lynn Scarlett, former Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior and co-director of Resources for the Future;

-Dr. Vincent Tidwell, socioeconomics researcher at Sandia National Laboratories;

-Dr. Upmanu Lall, director of Columbia University's Water Center; and

-Mary Keeling, Managing Consultant in the Global Centre for Economic Development, part of IBM's Institute for Business Value

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