Rethinking Water Webinar Series

We are thrilled to announce our upcoming webinar series, Rethinking Water.

In collaboration with Mazarine, Raymond James, and our philanthropic partner, Merton Capital Partners, Rethinking Water aims to bring together investment professionals, academics, the scientific community, public policy experts, and government agencies to address some of the biggest water problems facing our nation. Each webinar will host leading voices from the U.S. water industry to highlight the most pressing issues and discuss a multidisciplinary approach to solutions.

About the topic
Clean tap water is no longer a given. Across the United States, in major cities and small towns, drinking water is contaminated by industry, aging infrastructure, and weakening government oversight. According to the National Academy of Sciences in 2015, the same year the Flint crisis began, there are 21 million people in the US served by water systems that violate health standards. In this Webinar, we bring pioneering speakers from various sectors to share with us how they view the Water Crisis and the extent of the long-term economic and social impact.

Inaugural Webinar: Rethinking our Nation's Water Infrastructure

12.00PM: Welcome Remarks
12:10PM: Panel topic: Rethinking our Nation's Water Infrastructure
12:40PM: Video: “What Does Water Quality Mean to You?”
12:45PM: Q&A


    Jeff Sachs is a world-renowned economics pro-fessor, bestselling author, innovative educator, and global leader in sustainable development. Currently, Sachs serves as the Director of the Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University

    Seth M. Siegel is a serial entrepreneur, water activist, and a New York Times bestselling author. His books Let There Be Water: Israel’s Solution for a Water-Starved World and Troubled Water: What’s Wrong with What We Drink, his commentary has appeared in leading publications, incl. NYTimes, WSJ, and Washington Post.

    Upmanu Lall is the Director of the Columbia Water Center and the Alan and Carol Silberstein Professor of Engineering, and the Chair of the Dept. of Earth & Environmental Engineering at Columbia University.

    Alex Loucopoulos (Moderator) is a partner at Sciens Water, a Private Equity firm that makes investments in private companies to address the big problems facing U.S. water infrastructure today.