Global challenges like climate change, population growth and increasing energy demand are colliding and threatening our most important natural resource—water. In the American West, it backstops the nation's food system, powers the region's electrical grid and provides drinking water. But for how long? As the region's population swells and climate change impacts worsen, ensuring ample water for food, energy and other human needs is in serious doubt. Learn how these competing priorities are clashing - and being managed - in the Colorado River Basin and what broader lessons can be learned by the business community. Hear how leading companies and investors are protecting themselves and building solutions to global water challenges.
Michael Glade, Senior Director, Water Resources and Real Estate, Molson Coors
Peter Gleick, President and Co-founder, Pacific Institute
Lester Snow, Executive Director, California Water Foundation
Sharlene Leurig, Senior Manager, Insurance and Water Programs, Ceres (moderator)