The varied geography of the 10X study area will be especially impacted by climate change, as clearly evidenced through the issue of water. Drought conditions are becoming the new normal in the Southwest. Coastal degredation and inundation are already hallmarks of the Gulf region. Balanced between these two extreme conditions, the first 10X Water Summit explored not only the complexities of water—whether too much or too little—but the greater questions of our capacity to respond to matters of such great magnitude.
Top to bottom, left to right, below: Governor John Bel Edwards, Louisiana, Mayor Sharon Weston Broome, City of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Henry Cisneros, former mayor of San Antonio, U.S. HUD secretary, Michael Kimmelman, New York Times writer, critic, Marissa Aho, City of Los Angeles chief resilience officer, Alex Kaplan, Swiss RE vice president of global partnerships.