The Next Big Paradigm Shift: From Linear to Circular Economy, The Water-Energy-Resources Nexus

Growing Blue; World Business Council for Sustainable Development and World Wide Fund for Nature

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The linear economy is reaching the limits of a finite supply of resources, including water and energy. Circular economy thinking offers promising new perspectives for a renewed social and economic dynamic, where population and economic growth are balanced with environmental protection.


Moving away from the traditional consumptive models requires an increase in recycling and reuse of materials and water. It also demands creativity to overcome the divide between industry and community, and the silos of water, energy and resource management. Exploring such largely untouched spaces will make it possible to transform the mismatch between resources and growth into an exciting new economic, social and environmental revolution. In order to achieve this, we need to change our thinking and address these issues in a collaborative manner.


All actors  in the water world are essential in this new dynamic, to better resource the world. Forward looking institutions and stakeholders are invited to join this pioneering dialogue rooted in holistic thinking, to determine how to ramp up the circular economy beyond the silos of water, energy and waste, and how to build bridges among industries, municipalities and civil society.

14:00 Paradigm Shift and Exciting New Dynamic
          Mr. Laurent Auguste, Veolia

14:15 The Water-Resources-Energy Nexus: Towards Circular Economy
           Dr. Martin Stuchtey, McKinsey & Co.

14:55 Panel: Gathering Promising Experiences
          Moderator: Mr. Stuart Orr, WWF

  •     Mr. Joppe Cramwinckle, WBCSD
  •     Mr. Jason Morrison, CEO Water Mandate
  •     Mr. Carlo Galli, Nestlé
  •     Mr. Jacob Illeris, Veolia
  •     Mr. Diego Rodriguez, World Bank


16:00 Coffee break


16:15 Panel: Making the Best of Good Ideas
          Moderator: Mr. Ed Pinero, Growing Blue

  •     Ms. Anna Halpern-Lande, Shell
  •     Ms. Kari Vigerstol, Alliance for Water Stewardship, TNC
  •     Mr. Kjell Øyvind Pedersen, IVAR-IKS, Stavanger Municipality
  •   Mr. Johannes-Bastiaan Mohrmann, 2030 Water Resource Group/India

17:20 Wrap-up 
          Mr. Laurent Auguste, Veolia
17:30 Close of Seminar


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Sunday 14:00-17:30
Room K16/17
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