Founders Business Seminar: The Paradoxes of Water-Value versus Price

In 1776 Adam Smith noted a dilemma that is becoming increasingly acute “Nothing is more useful than water: but it will purchase scarce anything”. The global demand for freshwater is projected to increase by 55% to 2050. There is clearly a need for the world to urgently start valuing water [better]. How?

14:00    Introduction. Mr. Jens Berggren, SIWI

14:10    The Stockholm Industry Water Award Ceremony. Prof. Sten Bergström, Chair  of SIWA Committee , and Ms. Mai Flor, member of the SIWA Committee

14:25    Acceptance Speech and Introduction to the Value vs. Price Paradox. Mr. Igal Aisenberg, Netafim, Israel

14:40    What Is the Right Price on Water? Prof. Alexander Zehnder, Triple Z, Switzerland

14:45    Does the Constitutional Right to Water Come at a Price - Experiences from South Africa. Mr. Dhesigen Naidoo, Water Research Commission, South Africa

14:50    Price it Right – Use it Well! Mr. Anthony Cox, OECD

14:55    Valuing Water for Better Decisions. Mr. Tony Kelly, Yarra Valley Water, Australia

15:00    Why One Can’t Price the Human Right to Water Mr. David Boys, Public Services International

 

15:05    Coffee break

 

15:45    Panel discussion.

  • Mr. Igal Aisenberg, Netafim, Israel
  • Mr. David Boys, Public Services International
  • Mr. Anthony Cox, OECD
  • Mr. Tony Kelly, Yarra Valley Water, Australia
  • Mr. Dhesigen Naidoo, Water Research Commission, South Africa
  • Prof. Alexander Zehnder, Triple Z, Switzerland

17:00    Close of Seminar

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