The EntreTech Forum usually meets the third Tuesday of each month September through June. Changes to these dates will be noted when they occur.
Tuesday, October 21
Is Water the New Oil?
Willem Buiter, the chief economist at megabank Citigroup, says that water isn’t just the new oil, it’s more important than oil: “Water as an asset class will, in my view, become eventually the single most important physical-commodity based asset class, dwarfing oil, copper, agricultural commodities and precious metals.” What does this mean to consumers? To academia? To business? Most importantly, what does this mean to you?
Richard M. Vogel, Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Tufts University
Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Resolute Marine Energy
Maurice Gutierrez, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Environmental Operating Solutions
Karen Golmer, Treasurer/Director, NEWIN
What will the Power Grid Look Like 50 Years From Now?
More importantly, what do we want it to look like, and how will we supply reliable, affordable, and sustainable electricity to a global population that may reach 10 billion by midcentury?