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The Eco-Entrepreneurship Focus
The Sustainable Water Markets Fellowship program
The Bren School of Environmental Science & Management
University of California, Santa Barbara


to present

"Water Entrepreneurship Workshop"

Friday, Oct. 18, 2013
1:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Bren Hall (various rooms)

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The workshop will consist of three sessions: a faculty panel, a panel of industry experts, and a "Business Ideation" Roundtable Discussion.

Students and professionals who are interested in participating in session three, "Business Ideation" Roundtable Discussions, will use information provided by the panelists to develop a business plan that
addresses current challenges in water use. Imagine H2O selects and funds winning business plans.

You are welcome to sign up for any or all sessions, and/or the reception after the workshop. Everybody is welcome, but please RSVP as soon as possible as spaces are limited.

Imagine H2O is a nonprofit¬†organization that has the mission of inspiring and empowering people to solve water problems. "Our vision is to turn water challenges into opportunities."¬†The workshop — an interactive afternoon that will feature panel and round-table discussions led by industry leaders, serial entrepreneurs, and Bren School faculty members — will allow participants to explore business ventures that help solve the global water crisis. Water-sector, policy, and financial experts.


1:00-1:15 pm: Introduction to the workshop

1:15-2:15 pm: Session 1 —"Defining Water Markets" Bren School Faculty Panel
Panel members: Professor Gary Libecap and Christopher Costello, Adjunct Faculty Robert Wilkinson and Derek Booth (moderator)

2:15-2:30 pm: Coffee break

2:30-3:30 pm: Session 2 — "Water Opportunities" Visiting Experts Panel
Panel members: Joe Zuback, Global Water Advisors; Shilen Patel, Veolia; Floyd Wicks, H2Options; Kevin Wattier, Long Beach Water Department

3:30-3:45 pm: Coffee break

3:45-4:45 pm: Session 3"Business Ideation" Roundtable Discussions (led by water industry experts)

4:45-5:00 pm: Closing

5:00-6:00 pm: Reception and networking


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