Global Water Summit 2016 proudly welcomes Daniel Franklin, Executive Editor, The Economist & Editor, The World in… as Keynote Speaker
With Water 2050 visions as our theme for the 2016 Global Water Summit we are looking at the long term future for the water industry and asking – where do we go from here?
Setting that question in a global context at the Opening Plenary session on Tuesday 19 April (9.30-11.00am) will be Daniel Franklin, Executive Editor, The Economist & editor, The World in…
When it comes to looking at what lies ahead and taking the long view, Daniel Franklin is an established voice. He has been Executive Editor of The Economist since 2006 and Editor since 2003 of The Economist’s annual publication, “The World in…”; which focuses on the year ahead; and in 2012, he came out with the definitive work on long-term trends, “Megachange: The World in 2050”.
By 2050 there will be 3 billion more people on this planet, all of them needing water and increasing our impact on the environment and, consequently, climate change. Today in 2016, we are not prepared for this future. We don’t have the financial models, the infrastructure or the technologies which will make that future possible.
The Global Water Summit 2016 is extremely proud to welcome Daniel Franklin as the Keynote Speaker on this session to start the two day conversation on what our water future in 2050 will look like and how that future will work in the context of an increasingly complex world.