College of Natural Resources, UC Berkeley

Upcoming Events 11/19/10

November 19, 2010

I. UC Berkeley Business Plan Competition/Global Social Venture Competition Mixer
II. Conference on Water Woes

I. UC Berkeley Business Plan Competition/Global Social Venture Competition Mixer
Date: Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Time: 6:00-8:00pm
Location: Bank of America Forum, UC Berkeley Haas School of Business
All Cal students invited! Mingle with entrepreneurial classmates at the UC Berkeley Business Plan Competition (Bplan) & Global Social Venture Competition (GSVC) mixer. Discuss your business ideas, learn about current projects, expand your entrepreneurial network and meet potential teammates for the competitions. Teams can win up to $30,000 in Bplan and $25,000 in the GSVC. This event is free and pizza will be provided! Please RSVP at Learn more at

II. Conference on Water Woes
Thu. Dec 2: 7PM - 9PM Screening of "Flow", Pacific Film Archive
Fri. Dec 3: 1:30PM - 5:30PM Conference Speakers, Banatao Auditorium, Sutardja Hall
Opening words: Dan Kammen, UC Berkeley professor and World Bank Chief Technical Specialist for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency

Panel 1: "From sea water to drinking water: under what conditions is desalination the optimal solution?"
Jared Huffman, California State Assembly Chair of Committee on Water, Parks & Wildlife
Dr. James McMahon, Head of Energy Analysis Department, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
Adam Scow, California Campaigns Director, Food and Water Watch
Heather Cooley, Senior Research Associate, Pacific Institute
Andy Shea, US Development Director, Acciona Agua

Panel 2: "Transforming desalination through technology: innovation, tradeoffs, and the future"
GG Pique, CEO, Energy Recovery Inc
Prof. Slav Hermanowicz, Civil & Environmental Engineering, UC Berkeley
Dr. Jason Holt, CTO, NanOasis
Amol Desphpande, Partner, Kleiner Perkins

5:30PM - 7:00PM Networking Reception, Banatao Auditorium Atrium, Sutardja Hall. Food, Alcohol, and Live Jazz. Register at