The results of Global Water Intelligence’s 2010 American market survey and forecast are introduced by US Editor Emily Pickrell, followed by a panel discussion led by GWI Publisher Christopher Gasson to highlight the investment plays arising from the report. With Judith Herschell, President of Herschell Environmental, and Marc Robert, Chief Operating Officer at Water Asset Management LLC.
Christopher Gasson is the publisher of Global Water Intelligence, a monthly magazine about the business of water.
Christopher is an authority on water finance and markets. After a degree in politics and economics at Oxford University, he worked as a financial journalist and investment banker, before acquiring Global Water Intelligence in 2002. Over the past five years, he has written a number of specialist reports on the water sector, including Water Reuse Markets 2005-2015, Desalination Markets 2007, and Global Water Market 2008. He is also publisher of Water Desalination Report, the IDA Worldwide Desalting Plant Inventory and DesalData. He is a regular speaker at water-related conferences, and conducts confidential consultancy assignments for GWI subscribers on request.
Judith Herschell is President of Herschell Environmental.
Ms. Herschell's career, spanning over 20 years, has included extensive experience in the water treatment industry and engineered systems. She has specialized in membrane filtration for nearly half of her career. Her experience with engineered equipment provides her with knowledge of complex systems. Focusing primarily on the commercial and general management, she has been highly influential in the success of several companies.
Emily Pickrell, recently appointed Editor of the new American Water Intelligence (AWI) magazine, brings to the table a potpourri of journalism and public policy experience, and a keen eye for financial stories.
Emily formerly worked as a journalist for Thomson Reuters where she chased stories on accounting issues related to the financial crisis, including the convoluted rules related to the valuation of sub-prime mortgage bonds. She has also worked as a public policy auditor at the United States Government Accountability Office, reporting on issues for Congress such as port security risk management, nuclear waste clean-up contracting and disabled veterans' job programs. Her experience also includes work as an auditor for CARE (the leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty) as a micro-finance specialist, where she was able to visit a range of water projects in Ethiopia.
Emily has a master's degree in investigative journalism from Columbia University and wrote her master's thesis on how the government planned to oversee its $8 billion dollar a year military supplies contract in Iraq. She also has a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) accreditation, a master's degree in Russian and East European Studies from George Washington University and has spent several years in the Czech Republic. She speaks Czech, German and Spanish.
Marc Robert is Chief Operating Officer at Water Asset Management LLC.