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2012 Green Energy Summit and Exposition

Principal Speakers

Jamie Workman

author
Heart of Dryness
Plenary Session H / Sustainability: Ecology and Economy
March 9, 2012
8:15 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

James G. Workman, an award-winning journalist, foreign correspondent and writer, has prepared speeches for statesmen on four continents. As a 'Drought Doctor' he has advised businesses, aid agencies, civic associations, environmentalists and government departments on water scarcity and climate change adaptation. He is based in San Francisco, where he is translating his experiences with Kalahari Bushmen into a new venture that harnesses Web 2.0 platforms to trade the right to water. Yale and Oxford graduate; award-winning journalist; recruited to U.S. Cabinet-level aide; essayist on water scarcity, conservation & global warming; strategic planner who has focused teams at the national and international level of conservation, communications and policymaking; in Africa and Asia tested durability of water and energy resources use, impacts, adaptation and development in a changing climate; author, Heart of Dryness: How the Last Bushmen Can Help Us Endure the Coming Age of Permanent Drought.

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