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Thursday, October 18 • 8:00am - 9:15am
Droughts and Drylands: Agriculture's Role in Confronting Global Water Challenges

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Speakers Include:
Igal Aisenberg - CEO, Netafim
Margaret Catley-Carlson - Chair, World Economic Forum Advisory Council on Water
J. Carl Ganter - Co-founder and Director, Circle of Blue
Roberto Lenton - Executive Director, Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Institute
Aditi Mukherji - Senior Researcher, International Water Management Institute 


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Igal Aisenberg

President & CEO, Netafim
Igal Aisenberg began his career at Netafim as a salesman in 1989.Over the years, Igal has served in a variety of management and sales positions including serving as manager of Western Europe and Africa, establishing the corporate Marketing Division and serving in Netafim's first Board of Directors. Between 2002 and 2009 Igal served as CEO of Netafim USA (NII), Netafim's largest subsidiary. Under his leadership, NII sales had doubled, positioning... Read More →
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Margaret Catley-Carlson

Chair, World Economic Forum Global Advisory Council on Water
Margaret Catley-Carlson was born in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. She received her B.A. from the University of British Columbia. She has worked in numerous positions throughout her career including: Deputy Executive Director of UNICEF in New York; President of the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA); President of the Population Council in New York; and Deputy Minister of the Department of Health and Welfare of Canada. Ms... Read More →
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J. Carl Ganter

Director & Co-Founder, Circle of Blue
J. Carl Ganter is co-founder and director of Circle of Blue, the internationally recognized center for original front-line reporting, research, and analysis on resource issues, with a focus on the intersection between water, food, and energy. Ganter is an award-winning photojournalist, reporter, and broadcaster credited with helping shape the multimedia journalism era. He serves on the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Water... Read More →
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Roberto Lenton

Executive Director, Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Institute at the University of Nebraska
Roberto Lenton is the Founding Executive Director of the Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Institute at the University of Nebraska and Professor of Biological Systems Engineering at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. A specialist in water resources and sustainable development with some 40 years of international experience in the field, Prof. Lenton earned a civil engineering degree from the University of Buenos Aires and a Ph.D. from the... Read More →
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Aditi Mukherji

Senior Researcher, International Water Management Institute
Dr. Aditi Mukherji has had the privilege of studying in some of the best academic institutions in India, namely, Presidency College, Calcutta; Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi; and Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay. Thereafter, she completed PhD in Human Geography (2006) from the University of Cambridge, UK, where she received the prestigious Gates Cambridge Scholarship. After completing her PhD in 2006, Aditi joined... Read More →

Thursday October 18, 2012 8:00am - 9:15am
Iowa Ballroom (2nd Floor) Downtown Des Moines Marriott