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Project Title: Grand Challenges and Opportunities in Environmental Engineering for the Twenty-first Century

PIN: DELS-WSTB-15-01         

Major Unit:
Division on Earth and Life Studies
Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences
National Academy of Engineering

Sub Unit:
Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources
Board on Atmospheric Sciences & Climate
Board on Chemical Sciences and Technology
Board on Energy & Environmental Systems DEPS
Board on Earth Sciences & Resources
Board on Environmental Studies & Toxicology
Board on Life Sciences
NAE Office of Programs
Ocean Studies Board
Water Science and Technology Board

Johnson, Stephanie

Subject/Focus Area:
Engineering and Technology; Environment and Environmental Studies

Grand Challenges and Opportunities in Environmental Engineering and Science for the Twenty-first Century
May 4, 2017 - May 5, 2017
Keck Center
500 5th Street, NW
Washington D.C. 20001

If you would like to attend the sessions of this meeting that are open
to the public or need more information please contact:

Contact Name: Brendan McGovern
Phone: 2023342496


Thursday, May 4

CLOSED SESSION (Committee and NRC Staff Only)

8:30 – 10:15 a.m. Committee work session

10:15 – 10:30 a.m. Break

OPEN SESSION (All welcome)

10:30 a.m. Welcome and Overview of Study
Domenico Grasso, Chair

10:40 a.m. Motivations for the Study: Remarks from Study Sponsors
Bill Cooper, NSF Environmental Engineering
Anne-Marie Schmoltner, NSF Division of Chemistry (invited)
Tom Torgersen, NSF Hydrologic Sciences
Gerald Geernaert, DOE, Office of Biological and Environmental Research, Climate and Environmental Sciences Division
Cliff Dahm, Delta Stewardship Council (by phone)

11:15 a.m. Lessons Learned from Global Grand Challenge Programs
Jason Jabbour, UNEP
Alex Dehgan, Conservation X Labs

12:30 p.m. LUNCH

1:30 p.m. NAE Grand Challenges for Engineering: Process, Outcomes, and Lessons Learned
Dan Mote, National Academy of Engineering (NAE)
Randy Atkins, NAE

2:10 p.m. Grand Challenges Scholars Program
B.L. Ramakrishna, NAE
Rick Miller, President, Olin College (by phone)

2:50 p.m. Findings from the AEESP Grand Challenges in Environmental Engineering workshops
Peter Vikesland, Virginia Tech
Greg Characklis, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

3:30 p.m. BREAK

3:45 p.m Discuss statement of task with study sponsors

4:15 p.m. Public comment
(Members of the public interested in addressing the committee for up to 3
minutes must sign up during the meeting before 4:00 p.m.)

4:30 p.m. Adjourn Open Session

CLOSED SESSION (Committee and NRC Staff Only)

4:40 p.m. Committee work session

5:30 p.m. Adjourn

Friday, May 5

CLOSED SESSION (Committee and NRC Staff Only)

8:30 – 3:30 p.m. Committee work session

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Meeting

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the meeting:
Domenico Grasso
Amanda Carrico
Kartik Chandran
G. Wayne Clough
John C. Crittenden
Dan S. Greenbaum
Steve P. Hamburg
Thomas C. Harmon
James M. Hughes
Kimberly L. Jones
Linsey C. Marr
Robert Perciasepe
Stephen Polasky
Maxine L. Savitz
Norman R. Scott
R. Rhodes Trussell
Julie B. Zimmerman

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:
conflict and bias discussion
committee assignments

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary: June 2, 2017