Business & the Environment

SoundWaters 2014-2015 Speaker Series

Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014

Topic: Adriaen Block and the History of Long Island Sound 

Don’t miss this fascinating program on Adriaen Block and the discovery and history of Long Island Sound, featuring Wesleyan Professor Johan (Joop) C. Varekamp at UCONN Stamford, noon – 1:30 pm. For information and reservations, click here. 


Last Season: 2013-2014 Series

Sound Adaptations

Regional Responses to a Post-Sandy World

Series Programs

Sept 25 – Changing Patterns: Adapting to Local Impact of Weather Events
Nickitas Georgas, Center for Maritime Studies, Stevens Institute
12 pm – 1:30 pm, UConn Stamford

Oct  23  – Stamford Mayoral Candidates Debate on the Environment
Stamford Mayoral Candidates
7 pm, UConn Stamford

Nov 19 – Dynamic Shorelines: Adapting to Shifting Coastlines
W. Frank Bohlen, UConn Department of Marine Sciences
6 pm-8 pm/SoundWaters Center Annual Meeting

Jan. 15 – Keeping Lights On: Adapting for Greater Reliability in Storms
Ken Bowes, Vice President, CL&P Energy Delivery Services;
Camillo Serna, Vice President, Corporate Strategy; Northeast Utilities
12 pm – 1:30 pm, UConn Stamford
Click here for more information and to register

Feb. 25 – Business Strategies: Adapting for Storm Resiliency
Joe McGee, Vice President, Business Council of Fairfield County
12 pm – 1:30 pm, Purdue Pharma, Stamford

March 25 – When Next Storms Hit: Adapting to Insurance Requirements
Peter Willse, XL Insurance;  Diane Ifkovic, CT DEEP
12 pm – 1:30 pm, UConn Stamford

April 24 – Effects of Global Climate Change: Adapting Buildings & Operations

Richard Schroeder, Executive Director, Regional Critical Systems at UBS
5:30 pm – 7:30pm, UBS Stamford

SoundWaters Business & Environment Speaker Series
A partnership among corporations, small businesses and individuals committed to educating the business community and general public about cutting-edge environmental issues.

SoundWaters Business and Environment Speaker Series was formed in 2001, when SoundWaters moved to its headquarters at Cove Island Park in Stamford, in response to our belief that partnership between environment and business is critical to protecting the environment.

As an education organization, SoundWaters created a monthly Speaker Series, both provocative and informative, that provides cutting-edge information on alternative energy, sustainable development, green building practices, socially responsible investing, Long Island Sound issues and a host of other environmental topics relevant to the business community and of interest to municipalities, community organizations and the general public. Held monthly at corporate and academic locations, the series features experts from business, government and academia. We regularly attract 50-75 attendees, and at times, well over 100.

Critical to the success of this program is our energetic Committee, whose members represent multi-national corporations, small businesses, professional groups and individuals, including CL&P, Partners for Architecture, Purdue Pharma, Sikorsky Aircraft, Spaulding Landscape Architects, and UBS. The Committee meets monthly at the SoundWaters Center, at noon over sandwiches, to identify potential speakers and divide up the tasks of contacting speakers and scheduling programs for the Series. In addition, the committee helps organize other SoundWaters-sponsored seminars on important topics affecting the environment.

It’s an exciting time for the future of sustainability initiatives and for the Committee. We are always looking for new members.

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