A fantastic idea brough to life by the Wildlife Trust Organization. They are taking global business leaders in a journey through the Galapagos Islands to raise awareness for a green cause. This time is not climate change but water. The issue of water distribution and how business affects the supply network and availability at a global level.
So here we are today on the yacht Isabella II, motoring from Baltra to North Seymour Island, ready to get to know one another and begin to grapple with some very different perspectives on water use. The scientists on board include: Dr. Raman Sukumar, head of the Asian Nature Conservation Foundation and the director of the Centre for Ecosystem Studies at the Indian Institute of Science; Dr. Suzana Padua, president of IPE of Brazil; Dr. Rodrigo MedellÃƒÂn, founder of the organization Bioconciencia and a professor at UNAM, the national university of Mexico; Dr. Keith H. Nislow, a research fisheries biologist with the U.S. Forest Service; Professor Don Melnick, co-head of the Center for Environment, Economy and Society at Columbia University; and Dr. Upmanu “Manu” Lall, the Alan and Carole Silberstein Professor of Engineering at Columbia University.