Film of the Bristol Green Week Schumacher Lecture 2012: Water, water everywhere, but not a drop to drink (more info below).
Water, water everywhere, but not a drop to drink Speakers: Tony Juniper (Environmental campaigner, ‘The most effective of Britain’s ecowarriors’ – The Independent), speaks about the importance of water: where it comes from and where it goes; plus Andy Wales (Head of sustainable development at SAB Miller) & Aimee Sayer (Water resources planning manager at Wessex Water). Part of the ‘Water Challenge’ programme of this year’s European Green Week 2012. Plus a video contribution from Amory Lovins, Rocky Mountain Institute, USA.
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Tony Juniper is a campaigner, writer, sustainability adviser and a well-known British environmentalist. For more than 25 years he worked for change toward a more sustainable society at local, national and international levels with several organizations including Birdlife International and Friends of the Earth.
Now Tony is an independent sustainability and environment adviser, a senior associate with the Cambridge University Program for Industry, and special adviser with The Prince of Wales’ International Sustainability Unit.
He is the editor-in-chief of National Geographic Green Magazine.
Andy Wales is Global SVP of Sustainable Development for SABMiller plc, one of the world’s largest brewers. Previously Andy held Corporate Responsibility Director roles at the environmental services group Severn Trent, and textiles firm Interface, Inc.
He holds an MBA from Warwick Business School, a masters degree in Sustainable Development Strategy from Middlesex University and a BA in English and International Development from Sussex University.
In 2009 he was selected as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. He is Fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts and of Forum for the Future. His favourite beers include Peroni fromItaly, Royal Challenge from India and Miller Chill from the United States.
Dr. Aimee Sayer
Her role focuses on ensuring a sustainable balance between water supplies and water demands; this includes work on water efficiency and the impacts of climate change.
Before working in the water industry Aimee was a researcher and undertook a PhD with Swansea University at the Royal Society’s Danum Valley Field Centre in Malaysian Borneo.
Amory Lovins is an American environmental scientist and writer, Chairman and Chief Scientist of the Rocky Mountain Institute. His work has been focused on the field of energy policy and related areas.
In 2009 he was named by Time magazine one of the World’s 100 most influential people for his work with electric cars and other alternative energy sources.
He has promoted energy efficiency, the use of renewable energy sources, and the generation of energy at or near the site where the energy is actually used.
He has written plenty of books the last of which is called Reinventing Fire: Bold Business Solutions for the New Energy Era.
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