Invitation to a Seminar on Water, Energy and Food Security Nexus – a Business Approach in London,UK
I got special permission to invite members of this group to 2 water seminars happening in London on the 1st and the 4th. Unlike most seminars, these are free to attend but require that you register in advance.
SEMINAR 1: Water, Energy and Food Security Nexus - a Business Approach
Friday 1stMarch, 17:15 - 18:15
Where: King's College,Strand Campus, London (Send me a message for more details)
Followed by: An informal drinks reception in the geography foyer
It is tacitly agreed that decisions on water, energy and food must be taken in a coherent and concerted fashion. Policy makers, civil society organisations, academia and research institutes are trying to understand and analyse the interconnectedness of water, energy and food security to the best of their capacities. Businesses are also not lagging behind as they are a substantive participant in the process to shape and implement this concept at both the policy and at the market level.
For businesses ‘nexus' is a double-edge sword. On one hand, it poses challenges and risks associated across sectors, value chains and at different geographies. On the other, the nexus brings opportunities, offering concrete possibilities towards an inclusive green economy.
Businesses are carefully analysing individual linkages between water, energy and food. The seminar will offer the pragmatic approach businesses have adopted that (i) offers long term insights for short term responses, and (ii) supports decisions and helps refining results.
About the speaker:
Ankit Patel is the founder of Resourcematics Limited - a start-up to provide analytical services on water, energy and agriculture.
Ankit holds bachelor degrees in civil engineering and laws and a master degree in water science, policy and management from the University of Oxford. For over 12 years Ankit has worked on hydrogeology, agronomy, engineering, science, management, finance and economics of water globally. He has developed global water risk index and has authored/co-authored book chapters, papers and market reports. He is particularly interested in industrial and municipal water markets, corporate water risks and agriculture water management. Ankit is also associated with the World Business Council for Sustainable Development and universities in Japan.
I do hope at least some of you can make it. Perhaps we could meet earlier for a quick cup of coffee and make the most of this networking and learning event. Do let me know if you're interested in attending.