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The Future of Water: The role of innovation and human rights in the UN sustainable development goals

February 19, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:15pm
Encina Commons, room 119

Dr. Ravi Mariwala is the founder & CEO of Smaart Water, a company focused on providing holistic solutions for water in India. Dr. Mariwala has a PhD in chemical engineering and is an advisor to Stanford's Center for Human Rights and International Justice. He will discuss his work bringing cost effective access to water to all through stories of sustainable innovations for water from South Asia.

Ms. Paula Mariwala is a venture capitalist and social impact investor based in India. Ms. Mariwala is the founder/co-president of Stanford Angels & Entrepreneurs India and founder and MD of Seedfund Advisors, an early stage VC firm. She is passionate about women's empowerment and intersectionality of gender and the United Nations sustainable development goals (SDGs). Paula has a MS degree in applied physics from Stanford and is an advisor to Stanford's Center for Human Rights and International Justice. She will discuss water and its intersection with other SDG areas, as well as tech and funding.

The talks will be followed by a group dialogue and Q&A moderated by Ms. Radhika Shah, chair of the Tech & Innovation Advisory Group for the Center for Human Rights and International Justice, co-president of Stanford Angels & Entrepreneurs, and an advisor to the SDG Philanthropy Platform.

11:30am-12:00pm lunch reception, 12:00-1:15pm talk and discussion

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Event Sponsor: 
Center for Health Policy/Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research, Center for South Asia, Center for Human Rights and International Justice
Contact Email: 
shoes@stanford.edu
Contact Phone: 
650-721-6767