Stockholm International Water Institute
World Business Council for Sustainable Development
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The Founders Business Seminar will start with presenting the 2013 Stockholm Industry Water Award to the company Netafim for its contribution to increasing water productivity by pioneering drip-irrigation.
The Founders Business Seminar will then focus on the value of water and incentives for improving productivity. With global water demand projected to increase by 55% to 2050, there is an urgent need to improve the use of this vital resource. Water supply crisis has the past two years been ranked among the top three global risks in the World Economic Forum Global Risk Report and as the systemically most important societal risk because of its influence on other risks.
In our globalized and thoroughly monetized world, an obvious response to overuse of an undervalued productive resource is increased pricing. But water is a human right, essential for our ecosystems and critical also to people on the fringes of our economies.
During the seminar we will hear presentations and a debate with both policymakers and practitioners on the challenges and opportunities of economic incentives for better water use, if and how a value-based price on water could be established and how that would affect our livelihoods, economies and future well-being.
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.
17:00 Close of Seminar
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