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The Bren School of Environmental Science & Management
at the University of California, Santa Barbara

Presents

A COMMUNITY COLLOQUIUM

"The Water Opportunity"

Tamin Pechet
CEO, Banyan Water
Chairman, Imagine H2O

Monday, May 6, 2013
11:30 - 12:30
Bren Hall 1414

"Tamin Pechet is CEO of Banyan Water, a private-equity funded company using information technology to reduce water and sewer costs and risks for large commercial and institutional customers. In addition to addresssing water issues through his own entrepreneurial venture, Tamin chairs a global NGO that supports other entrepreneurs in his space, through innovation prizes and a water business incubator." — Faculty host Emily Cotter

Abstract
In the face of growing demand for water, shrinking supply, greater levels of pollution, and rising costs, the way we manage water in America today cannot be the way we manage it tomorrow. How will we develop a new wave of solutions to meet our domestic water needs? Water presents an overlooked opportunity for innovators, entrepreneurs, businesses, and citizens. Learn about the growing water innovation economy and how you can take part in it.

Biography
Tamin Pechet is CEO of Banyan Water, a private-equity funded company using information technology to reduce water and sewer costs and risks for large commercial and institutional customers. He also serves as chairman of Imagine H2O (www.imagineh2o.org), a global NGO accelerating water entrepreneurship and innovation, and is on the board of directors of Lux Research, a leading information company for water and other science-based technology markets. In addition, he an advisor for two venture-funded startups.

Tamin has worked as a venture capitalist at Catamount Ventures and as an investor at Goldman Sachs & Co., where he helped launch new subsidiaries in energy and in specialty finance. Previously, he held a business development position with Launch Media through its acquisition by Yahoo! Inc. He is a frequent speaker on water business opportunities and co-author of the upcoming book, “Water Tech: A Guide to Investment, Innovation, and Business Opportunities in the Water Sector.” Tamin holds a BA with honors from Harvard University and an MBA from Harvard Business School, where he was featured in two recent water case studies.

NOTE: Community colloquia are generally talks of broad interest geared toward a diverse, sophisticated audience. Their purpose is not only to enhance knowledge and understanding, but also to bring people together and promote interaction that will strengthen the community.

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