The Hidden Life Of Water: World Water Day 2019 Special Event

March 22nd is World Water Day, and Green Initiatives is bringing together like minded individuals and experts in Shanghai to discuss the the status of access to clean and safe drinking water in Asia, to understand whether our existing fresh water resources can sustain the current pace of development, and change our perspective from ‘water as a commodity’ – as it is currently being treated, to ‘water as a form of life’.

Join us at the ROCA Shanghai Gallery to ideate, discuss, recognise, and understand the significance of this most precious resource on our planet, and how we can safeguard it - no matter where we live or what point in life or career we are.

Event Itinerary

  • 18:30 – 19:00: Registration
  • 19:00 – 19:15: Event Introduction
  • 19:15 – 19:30: Speaker, Dawn McGregor
  • 19:30 – 19:45: Speaker, Micheal Spencer
  • 19:45 – 20:15: Discussion Forum
  • 20:15 – 21:00: Networking and Wrap up


Dawn McGregor
Dawn leads China Water Risk’s projects in the textile space, as well as conducts research and analyses on broader water risk and its disclosure. She is also responsible CWR’s communications and extensive network. She showcased these skills at World Water Week, where she has twice been lead rapporteur presenting key findings in the closing plenary, as well as contributing to conference’s conclusion papers. She has also delivered keynotes at various industry conferences, corporate events and investor forums in China and around the world. Dawn previously worked in a global investment bank analysing and mitigating non-financial risk in Asia Pacific. This included crisis management, business resiliency and geo-political risk assessment.
She now continues her work in risk assessment with a new focus of China and water. Dawn has a background in science with a degree in Biology and Business, which she chose with the view of bridging the scientific world with the corporate & public sector to create synergistic opportunities. Dawn was born and bred in Hong Kong and has lived in France, England as well as Singapore & Beijing.

Micheal Spencer
Michael Spencer has extensive senior management experience in the corporate, government and not-for-profit sectors, in Australia and internationally, advising on strategy, public policy, organisational change, CSR strategies, voluntary standard setting, communication and reputation management. He is able to draw on leadership experience with organisations such as BHP Billiton, National Australia Bank, BlueScope Steel, the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), the National Institute of Economic and Industry Research and the Victorian Government. He is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and active in business, international and community organisations. He has been working in water governance and policy for the past decade.


  • There is no fee to attend the event, but registration is mandatory.
  • Snacks and beverages will be served, thanks to the support of the We Are Water Foundation.

Sponsor/exhibitor contact

Nitin Dani
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