6th Annual PGWI Conference
Gender and Water: Leading Beyond the Burden
on April 9, 2013 at The Wharton School!
Topic- Gender and Water In collaboration with wH2O Journal, IGEL and Drexel University College of Public Health
Recap of PGWI’s 5TH Annual Conference
PERFORMANCE INDICATORS FOR SUSTAINABLE WATER AND SANITATION PROJECTS IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
PGWI 5th Annual Conference Poster
PGWI thanks all of the participants for attending the 2012 conference! Special thanks to our sponsors: Philadelphia Water Department (PWD), CETRA, United Nations Association of Greater Philadelphia, Pennoni Associates, University of Pennsylvania’s Department of Earth and Environmental Science, Initiative for Global Environmental Leadership (IGEL) and The Fairmont Water Works Interpretive Center (FWWIC). Date: April 3, 2012 Venue: University of Pennsylvania Hall of Flags Houston Hall Check out Student Reporter Blog Posts from the Conference!
Objective: To bring together global experts to advance the understanding of how to improve the management of water and sanitation projects. National and international leaders in the field of water gave presentations and engaged in conversations with attendees.
Speakers and Panelists:
Dr. Fred Scatena, Chair, Department of Earth and Environmental Science, University of Pennsylvania (www.sas.upenn.edu/earth) Dr. Andrew Trevett, UNICEF - Keynote Address “A Global Perspective on the Challenges of Selecting Performance Indicators” Mayor Michael Nutter, Mayor, City of Philadelphia (www.phila.gov/mayor)- Welcome to Philadelphia Howard Neukrug, Water Commissioner, City of Philadelphia (www.phila.gov/water)
Perspectives and Experiences from National and International Organizations: An Expert Panel Discussion
- Susan Davis, Improve International
Voices From the Field: Experiences of Members of the Philadelphia Global Water Initiative [PGWI] Network and others
Building Capacity for Measuring, Organizing, and Using Performance Indicators: An Expert Panel Discussion
Briefing by University of Pennsylvania Students| Presentation
Recap of PGWI’s 4TH Annual Conference
MANAGING THE LAST 1%: ALLOCATING WATER TO MEET THE UN MILLENIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS
PGWI would like to thank all of our participants for a successful 2010 Conference! We had over 180 people engaged in lively discussions and networking sessions. Download the full Conference agenda!
2010 Conference Details:
Date: November 4, 2010 Venue: University of Pennslyvania Hall of Flags, Houston Hall Philadelphia, PA Objectives:
- To review the magnitude of the global water shortage
- To understand the challenges of managing limited water supplies, especially in developing countries
- To show examples of approaches that have been successful in allocating water among various demands [eg, agriculture, drinking water/sanitation, manufacturing, energy, ecosystems services] and to identify other potential solutions to the allocation problem
- To identify key research questions that need to be addressed, and to build toward a major Wharton/Penn Initiative For Global Environmental Leadership [IGEL] Conference in Spring 2011 on “valuing water”
- To establish a network of people interested in water allocation
Presentations from this year’s Conference:
- Dr. Robert Giegengack, University of Pennsylvania | Presentation
- Dr. Jennifer Turner, Director, China Environment Forum, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars |Presentation
- Dr. Peter McCornick, Duke University | Presentation
- Jeffrey Ballew, GE Power & Water | Presentation
- Brittany Young, Founder, “Spring of Hope” | Presentation
- Karin Krchnak, Director, International Water Policy, The Nature Conservancy | Presentation
- Carol Collier, Executive Director, Delaware River Basin Commission | Presentation
- Seung Lee, Senior Director, Save the Children | Presentation
- Will Sarni, CEO, DOMANI | Presentation
- Stephanie Ogden, Fellow in Innovation and Sustainability, Water For People | Presentation
- Dr. Clive Lipchin, Director of Research, Arava Institute for Environmental Studies | Presentation
This Conference is organized and hosted by the Philadelphia Global Water Initiative with financial support from the Initiative for Global Environmental Leadership at Wharton/Penn, University of Pennsylvania Department of Earth and Environmental Science, Pennoni Associates, Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center,Beechwood Orchards, A Spring of Hope, and University of Pennsylvania Middle East Center. Thanks also to volunteers from Drexel University. Generous in-kind support provided by the US EPA Region 3 Office in Philadelphia and Center for Strategic and International Studies.