Adapting for Future Resource Challenges: Food, Water, and Energy

April 15, 2010 • 1:00 – 5:00 pm EDT

The impacts of climate change will require societies to adapt practices and incorporate greater resilience into their built environments.  The systems around three key resources - food, water, and energy - are some of the most important areas to focus adaptation measures.  This event explored the expected impact of climate change and other stresses in each of these areas, the trade-offs often made between food, water and energy systems, and some of the policy and technology solutions being brought to bear. 


9:00 – 9:15 am: Opening Remarks

Dave Pumphrey, Senior Fellow and Deputy Director, CSIS Energy and National Security Program

9:15 – 10:15 am: Keynote Address

John Atkin, Chief Operating Officer, Syngenta Crop Science

Click here to listen to a podcast featuring Dr. Atkin.  
10:15 – 11:45 am: Panel Discussion

Carey King, Center for International Energy and Environmental Policy, The University of Texas at Austin
Robin Newmark, Strategic Energy Analysis Center, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Gerald Nelson, International Food Policy Research Institute
Jon Freedman, GE Water & Process Technologies

12:00 – 1:00 pm: Keynote Luncheon Address

Bernie Sheahan, Director, Infrastructure Department, International Finance Corporation, World Bank
**Mr. Sheahan's PowerPoint presentation is available for download (see files to right), copyright International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, The World Bank.

This event was made possible with support from Syngenta and Chevron.

David Pumphrey
Senior Associate (Non-resident), Energy Security and Climate Change Program
Sarah Ladislaw

Sarah Ladislaw

Former Senior Associate (Non-resident), Energy Security and Climate Change Program