A Roundtable & Video Hosted by Mei-Ling Shek

Water is critical to America's social, economic, and ecological well-being. Yet, more than 70 percent of the western United States is in the grip of an ongoing drought that shows no signs of ending. The water crisis is as much an economic issue as an environmental one, and demands focused national attention.

On Oct. 20, 2014, the Hamilton Project at Brookings and the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment hosted a forum “New Directions for U.S. Water Policy”, which highlights the challenges and opportunities for improving water management in the face of water scarcity. We shall focus on the recorded roundtable discussion “The Path to Water Innovation”, in which Buz Thompson of Stanford University presented the main findings of a white paper he co-authored. We shall have a short discussion after viewing the video.

Video Can Be Viewed Here

About the Presenter

Mei-Ling Shek has worked as consultant and as scientist in both academic and industrial startup settings (telecom optoelectronics & low-power solar concentrator).  She has a background in surface science, materials & optics, and hopes to contribute to LED lighting. Her favorite environmental organizations are the Union of Concerned Scientists and Natural Resources Defense Council.