Be Sure to Tune in Live for Tomorrow's Sixth aquaNOW Audience!

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OOSKAnews Inc. will host the sixth “aquaNOW Audience” tomorrow (September 24, 2015) at the Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS) in Oban, Scotland at 2:00 PM UK time (9:00 AM EDT).The event is being held under the theme “Water and the Green Economy.”

OOSKAnews readers and others unable to attend the event in person can watch the event via a live web-stream located at

The webstream is absolutely free to all viewers, and no registration is required.

Thursday's event will feature panelists Professor Nicholas Owens, Renee Martin-Nagle, Sören Bauer, and Chrisopher Schulz and moderator David Duncan.


Nicholas Owens is the director of SAMS, Scotland’s largest and oldest independent marine science organization, dedicated to delivering marine science for a healthy and sustainable marine environment through research, education and engagement with society. Based near Oban on the Scottish west coast, SAMS’ research priorities include marine renewables, aquaculture, marine biotechnology, marine policy, deep-sea systems, climate change and polar science. Professor Owens has had a distinguished scientific career in ocean science, studying how nutrients sustain marine life and how climate gases cycle through the ocean. He has previously served as director of other important research institutes in the UK, including the Plymouth Marine Laboratory (2000-2007) and the British Antarctic Survey (2007-2012).


Renee Martin-Nagle is a PhD student in trans-boundary aquifer law at the University of Strathclyde. For 21 years, she was the chief legal officer of Airbus Americas, retiring in January 2011 as Vice President, General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer, Head of Environmental Affairs, Corporate Secretary and a member of the board of directors. Martin-Nagle earned an LL.M. in environmental law from George Washington University in 2010 (with highest honors) and a JD from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. Her LL.M. thesis, "Fossil Aquifers: A Common Heritage of Mankind," received the 2010 Jamie Grodsky Prize for Environmental Scholarship.


Sören Bauer has worked in more than 20 countries in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East on policy reform communication, water governance, the water-energy-food nexus and other topics. He has led and supported the brand identity development of several successful initiatives such as the African Water Facility and the World Bank’s “thirsty energy” initiative. Bauer is a partner of the Water Communication Consortium, an associate of the Knowledge Management Academy KMA and a Vice-President of the Brussels-based non-profit Revolve Water. He has been working for the last 15 years as a communications expert in the water and sanitation sector; since 2010 he has gained additional Knowledge Management expertise and aims to offer his mainly non-profit clients integrated Knowledge Management and strategic Communication advisory out of Vienna, Austria.


Christopher Schulz is a Scottish Government Hydro Nation Scholar and PhD candidate in geography at the School of GeoSciences, University of Edinburgh. He is also a member of the Social, Economic and Geographical Sciences Group at the James Hutton Institute, Aberdeen, and the Land Economy, Environment and Society Group, Scotland's Rural College (SRUC), Edinburgh. His PhD research is based in the Brazilian Cuiabá River Basin and the Pantanal wetland in the state of Mato Grosso. Engaging a wide variety of stakeholders from the local water sector in his research, he aims at identifying multiple dimensions of water values and their connection to water governance. He is especially interested in non-monetary values of water. Christopher holds an MSc in Environment and Development from the University of Edinburgh, as well as a B.A. in Politics and Public Administration from the University of Constance, Germany.

aquaNOW Audiences adopt a “question-time” panel format with renowned international and Scottish water experts discussing current international water and water-related events.

There are two key rationales for the aquaNOW Audience series. First, the events are designed to engender “joined-up thinking” about water from disparate points of view in the international water family. The second aim is to raise societal awareness of crucial planetary challenges to water as a vital global strategic resource.

During the Audience, panelists will discuss recent OOSKAnews stories dealing with diverse water-related issues:


The aquaNOW Audiences series is produced by OOSKAnews, the world’s leading publisher of water-related news and intelligence. The events are moderated by David Duncan, CEO and Founder of OOSKAnews Inc., and supported by the Scottish Government, Scottish Enterprise, Highlands and Islands Enterprise and