The goal of the series is two-fold:
- Teach students about the materiality of water through the lens of corporate risk and strategy
- Provide students with the opportunity to work with a company to solve a real-world water-risk challenge
This series will provide students with a basic fluency in the terminology of water risk, as well as the relevant tools, ideas and processes needed to succeed in a corporate environment. A corporate client serves as a case study for students to apply their learning and recommend solutions.
Each week, relevant guest lecturers provide information and materials to help students learn about corporate water risk and strategy. Using the knowledge gained, students work in small teams to propose a solution to a water risk challenge.
Students from across Yale are invited to participate, allowing for a wide breadth of knowledge and experience within the teams. The group with the winning proposal will present in person to the corporate client over winter break. The workshop will be held over four Friday sessions during Fall-2 for one credit.