Opening Remarks and Keynote Presentation

Master of Ceremonies:
Edward Derrick Chief Program Director, Center of Science, Policy, and Society Programs American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

Opening Remarks:

Alan I. Leshner
Chief Executive Officer, AAAS and Executive Publisher, Science Strobe Talbott President The Brookings Institution

Takashi Hatchoji
Chairman of the Board Hitachi America, Ltd.

Keynote Presentation:
John Tubbs Deputy Assistant Secretary Water and Science

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Panel 1: Improving Water Use in Shale Gas Production

Bruce Baizel, Interim Director of the Oil and Gas Accountability Project, Earthworks

Julio Friedmann, Chief Energy Technologist, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

James Richenderfer, Director of Technical Programs, Susquehanna River Basin Commission

James Slutz, President, Global Energy Strategies

Charles Ebinger, Senior Fellow and Director, Foreign Policy, Energy Security Initiative, The Brookings Institution

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Panel 2: Confronting Water Issues in Cities and Urban Areas

Matthew Diserio, Co-Founder & and President, Water Asset Management LLC

Richard Meeusen, Co-Chair, Milwaukee Water Council / Chairman, President, and CEO, Badger Meter, Inc.

Dave Norris, Mayor West Monroe, LA

Shinjiro Ueda, Representative Director, Hitachi Plant Technologies

Katherine Bliss, Director, Project on Global Water Policy, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)

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