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Thursday, April 16, 2015

Delivering Water’s Promise: Getting people the water they need for healthier, more productive lives

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Session Description

Water is central to escaping poverty. At present, there is a fundamental disconnect between the way people living in poverty use water and the way policymakers and water sector architects design and deliver water services. How can social entrepreneurs and innovators help get people the water they need to live healthier, more productive lives and sustain the environment?

When | Where

11:45 - 13:00 Thursday, April 16 SBS, Seminar 1

Session leaders

  • Mary Renwick Delegate
    Director, Water Innovation Program, Winrock International
    Mary Renwick is passionate about getting people living in poverty the water they need to live healthier, more productive lives and sustain the environment. For more than 20 years, Mary has developed and implemented a wide range of water resource programs and initiatives in 16 countries in sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, and in the U.S. and with a number of Native American tribes. Since 2005, Mary has led Winrock International's Water Innovation Program, growing the program from its inception to an established portfolio with implementation programs in seven countries and over 60 staff. She has served as a visiting Fellow at the Cornell University's Institute for International Food, Agriculture and Development and as Fulbright Visiting Professor at Khon Kaen University. Prior to Winrock, Mary was a senior fellow in water policy and economics and an adjunct professor in the Department of Applied Economics at the University of Minnesota. She holds a Ph.D. and MS in applied economics from Stanford University, and is the author of more than 25 books, peer-reviewed articles and papers.