Corporate Water Strategy and Business Value: Sustainability and Resilience

Recorded On: 12/01/2021

Water scarcity and poor water quality always represented challenges to the private sector. The pandemic has revealed greater risks to the private sector and highlighted the critical value of water. However, along with greater recognition of water related risks to the private sector we have also seen an acceleration of solution trends in place pre-pandemic. The most impactful accelerating solutions to water risks for the sector are in digital water technology solutions (e.g., remote sensing, AI, blockchain, etc.) coupled with the increased adoption of innovative business models.The pandemic has mobilized entrepreneurs, investors and private sector companies to accelerate innovation and scaling of solutions to build a more resilient and sustainable sector. Strategies, innovative solutions (technology, business models and partnerships) and case studies will be presented.

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Will Sarni

Founder and CEO, Water Foundry, LLC

Will Sarni is the founder and CEO of water strategy consultancy, Water Foundry. He is also the CEO  of the Colorado River Basin Fund, the first placed-based water-focused investment fund in the United States.

Prior to Water Foundry, Sarni was a managing director at Deloitte Consulting where he established and led the water strategy practice. He was the founder and CEO of DOMANI, a sustainability strategy firm, prior to Deloitte.

Sarni is the author of five books:

  • Corporate Water Strategies” (Earthscan 2011, and in Chinese by Shanghai Jiao Tong University Press 2013)
  • “Water Tech – A Guide to Investment, Innovation and Business Opportunities in the Water Sector” (Sarni, W. and Pechet, T., Routledge 2013)
  • “Beyond the Energy – Water – Food Nexus: New Strategies for 21st Century Growth” (Dō Sustainability 2015)
  • “Water Stewardship and Business Value: Creating Abundance from Scarcity” (Sarni, W., and Grant, D., Routledge 2018)
  • Creating 21st Century Abundance through Public Policy Innovation: Moving Beyond Business as Usual” (Sarni, W. and Koch, G., Greenleaf Publishing 2018)
  • Digital Water: New Technologies for a More Resilient, Secure and Equitable Water Future” (Routledge, 2021).

Sarni is a co-founder of WetDATA and a host of the podcast, The Stream with Will and Tom. He is a board member of Flowater, Silver Bullet, Project WET and the Rocky Mountain Rowing Club. He was the Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Board for the WAITRO Global Water Innovation Summit 2020 and was on the Scientific Program Committee for Stockholm World Water Week from 2013 through 2019. His advisory work includes working with the 2020 X-PRIZE (Infinity Water Prize), as a Bold Visioneer for the 2016 X-PRIZE Safe Drinking Water Team and a Technical Advisor for the Climate Bonds Initiative: Nature- Based Solutions for Climate and Water Resilience. He is also on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Water Security.

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Corporate Water Strategy and Business Value: Sustainability and Resilience
12/01/2021 at 8:30 AM (EST)   |  90 minutes
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