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Houston Water Conference: Water in the Houston Metabolism. Water Needs and Water Quality For This Century
Multiple Speakers
date:8:00AM   US Central (GMT −0500)
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
location:James A. Baker III Hall
sponsor:Shell Center for Sustainability

Will there be enough water for all of us in the next 100 years? What is the current quality of our waterways? How can it improve and why? The Shell Center for Sustainability at Rice University considers these and other questions on water in the upcoming conference “Water in the Houston Metabolism – Houston’s Water Needs and Water Quality for this Century”. National and local experts come together to address questions about water, one of our vital resources, and Houston’s sustainable development, growth, natural environment, water, health, and the policies that can make a difference.

The Shell Center for Sustainability in partnership with the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy’s Science and Technology Policy Program and the Health Policy Forum will host this second annual conference on sustainability in Houston series.


Rice University and Shell Oil Company launched the Shell Center for Sustainability in 2002. The Center is affiliated with the School of Social Sciences and collaborates with Rice's Environmental & Energy Systems Institute as well as with other schools and organizations within the Rice campus forging interdiscilplinary partnerships.

The Center's mission is to create an interdisciplinary program of research, outreach, and education to address actions that can be taken to ensure the sustainable development of living standards, interpreted broadly, to encompass all factors affecting the quality of life, including environmental resources.

more info:Shell Center for Sustainability
Houston Water Conference 2009
Speakers and Moderators
watch:This event is in multiple parts.
Choose a segment from the list below for more options:
  1. Houston Water Conference: Session 1 - Water and Houston's Growth
  2. Houston Water Conference: Session 2 - Houston's Natural Environment
  3. Houston Water Conference: Session 3 - Morning Q & A and Lunch Speaker
  4. Houston Water Conference: Session 4 - Water and Health
  5. Houston Water Conference: Session 5 - Policy (Discussion)