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Rotterdam 2012: energy-water-food

The world’s water, energy and food systems are tightly linked. Water is needed to extract energy and generate power; energy is needed to treat and transport water; and both water and energy are needed to grow food. In the coming decades these vital resources will come under greater pressure. Working across industries and sectors will help address this complex relationship as it is appearing on the agendas of governments, NGOs and businesses, including Shell.

Attendees joined a diverse group of experts, including Michael Braungart (Founder EPEA), Hubert Klumpner (Founder Urban Think Tank), Bryony Schwan (Executive Director BiomiMicry), Kevin Noone (Researcher Stockholm Resilience Institute), David Breashears (Filmmaker and Adventurer), Prem Bindraban (Director ISRIC World Soil Information, Wageningen University), Dame Ellen MacArthur (Founder Ellen MacArthur Foundation), Paul Polman (CEO Unilever) and Frans van Houten (CEO Philips).