The Catch 22 of Energy vs. Water
May 3, 2012
Hosted by Té Revesz
Energy versus Freshwater: it's a Catch 22 that will fundamentally change global business. The world economy requires increasing energy supplies; yet tapping them threatens freshwater resources that are dwindling faster than Nature can replenish them. The Keystone Pipeline exemplifies the conundrum. Will it increase US energy security or harm the Ogallala aquifer and the population and industries that depend on it? No matter what says my guest, resource expert Barry Wauldron, “we are going to witness a constricting supply of oil and gas resulting in higher prices, shortages and rationing. The industrial reorganization based on outsourcing will reverse itself as high energy prices erode the advantage of cheap foreign labor.” How do we maintain a decent quality of life? How can business thrive? “The only way is if we learn to conserve on a grand scale.” Just what is realistic in the realms of housing, transportation, food, business? Where do future opportunities lie? Tune in to find out.
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We are all operating in a dynamic global marketplace, whether we reach across borders to find new customers and fresh ideas or face overseas competitors in our home market.
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Global Reach interviews thought leaders about 21st century megatrends that impact international entities: trends like the business and politics of sustainability, the morphing nature of competitiveness, globalization, global companies vs national governments, worldview and growth prescriptions, emerging markets issues, and the corporate impact on society (governance, ethics and leadership).
Té Revesz is known for her ability to conduct strategic research on a global basis and for her creativity in handling complex business challenges.
As principal of GlobalReach-SBI, a research and consulting firm with a network spanning over 60 countries, Té provides clients with strategic intelligence on market opportunities and threats. She covers such diverse areas as global branding, new product development, payment cards, clinical trials, and political risk. An expert in primary research, Té has interviewed business, government and labor leaders, doctors and technical experts—and managed focus groups—around the world. She was profiled in Super Searchers Go to the Source as one of the top US interviewers.
Prior to founding her own firm, Té headed the Industrial & Healthcare Practices of FIND's Strategic Consulting & Research Group and taught at the Zicklin School of Business (Baruch/CUNY). She was the Editor of Business International’s flagship newsletter and helped create its country risk service.
An NYC native, Té is active with Citizen Action, the URJ’s Commission on Social Action, and NY Neighbors for American Values (defending religious freedom, diversity and equality). She holds a Masters from Columbia’s School of International & Public Affairs and a BA from Goucher College. She’s an avid bike rider, theater buff and farmers market supporter—and the bemused owner of 2 demanding felines.