Program

Corporate Water Risk and Strategy Workshop Series

Water issues have become a fundamental risk consideration for any company involved in manufacturing, with an extractive or agricultural supply chain, or operating in water-stressed regions. This workshop series provides students with a basic fluency in the terminology of water risk.

Overview

Water issues have moved beyond the province of the beverage industry and water utilities. They are now an integral piece of the risk matrix for companies involved in manufacturing, those with an extractive or agricultural supply chain, and those operating in water-stressed regions.

This series aims to increase the discourse around water use at the commercial and industrial levels.  It 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. Students will analyze the topic of corporate water resources management through the lens of corporate risk and strategy.

The 2018 Workshop Series

Project Course title: Corporate Water Risk and Strategy Workshop - FES 1153-05

The goal of the series is two-fold: to teach students about the materiality of water, and to provide students with the opportunity to work with a client to solve a real-world water-risk challenge. The Innovation Center for US Dairy and the dairy industry will serve as a case study for students to apply their learning and recommend solutions.

Through the series, students will strengthen their understanding of water risk and management through presentations from experts in the field and conversations with the client and stakeholders. Students will analyze the topics of water resource materiality and risk through a holistic lens, with the end goal of developing solutions that address the shared risk water challenges pose along a supply-chain, from agricultural to corporate operations.

The case study will provide students with a basic fluency in the terminology of water risk, as well as the relevant tools, ideas and processes needed to improve stakeholder communication and water resource management. At the end of the course, student groups will present proposals to the client, and one group will be selected as the winner to present in person to the Innovation Center over winter break.

Students from across Yale are invited to participate, allowing for a wide breadth of knowledge and experience within the teams. The workshop will be held over five Friday sessions during Fall-2 for one credit.

Dates and Locations

The workshop will be held over five Friday sessions in Fall 2:

Oct 26th - 9:00am-12:00pm  Marsh Hall, Classroom/Rotunda

Nov 2nd - 9:00am-12:00pm  Sage Hall, Classroom 24

Nov 9th - 9:00am-12:00pm  Marsh Hall, Classroom/Rotunda

Nov 30th - 9:00am-12:00pm  Marsh Hall, Classroom/Rotunda

Dec 7th - 9:00am-12:00pm  Sage Hall, Classroom 24

Registration info

To register for the project course, please submit the below add/drop form to F&ES Registrar’s office by October 23, 2018

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Questions about the workshop? Please contact Whitney Mann (whitney.mann@yale.edu) or Alli Chlapaty (alli.chlapaty@yale.edu)

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