Can Technology Solve the Water Crisis?

Accenture, WRI, WWF, Deltares, and ABInBev

Date: Mar 21st

This event, organized by Accenture, World Resources Institute, World Wildlife Fund, and Deltares, will be held in advance of the UN 2023 Water Conference.

The interlinkages of water, energy, and food have been examined and expressed in the concept of the water-energy-food nexus since the 2007-08 global financial crisis propelled them into the spotlight. The nexus concept has allowed academics and other resources practitioners to express the interdependencies and constraints between these three systems, and to offer solutions that bridge across them.

We are entering a new era of addressing nexus problems — applying remote monitoring, analytics, AI, and machine learning to water sustainability is unearthing new insights and solutions. The open data revolution has given access to organizations that would not be able to gather and process data themselves.

In this session, experts from Accenture, Deltares, Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Google, Microsoft, Water Resources Management Authority in Zambia, World Wildlife Fund, and World Resources Institute will discuss the role of advanced technology and multi-sectoral collaboration in addressing nexus issues, and provide a deep dive into the Global Water Watch platform with a chance for the audience to provide feedback on this tool. Global Water Watch, supported by Google and the Water, Peace, and Security Partnership, is a data platform of free, globally accessible near-real-time information on water. It provides information on thousands of global reservoirs, helping decision-makers respond to extreme weather events and managing growing risks of climate change. The platform uses modern AI and EO algorithms to map dams and produce high-resolution spatiotemporal information on the amount of water stored in reservoirs in near-real-time.

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Where: ABInBev Commercial Strategy Office 125 West 24th Street New York NY 10011

When: March 21st

Time: 09:00 am

End Time: 11:30 am

Price Range: Free