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Project Title: Strategic Research for Integrated Water Resources Management

PIN: DELS-WSTB-12-03         

Major Unit:
Division on Earth and Life Studies

Sub Unit:
Water Science and Technology Board

RSO:
Jacobs, Jeffrey

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


Strategic Research for Integrated Water Resources Management - Meeting #1
April 25, 2013 - April 26, 2013
Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center
201 Lafayette Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70801


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: Laura Ehlers
Email: lehlers@nas.edu
Phone: 202-334-3422
Fax: 202-334-1961


Agenda:

AGENDA

Committee on Strategic Research for Integrated Water Resources Management

First Meeting
April 25–26, 2013


Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center
201 Lafayette Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70801
225-344-5866


Thursday, April 25
Capitol Room

10:00–10:15 Break

Open Session

10:15–10:30 Introductions and Review of Meeting Agenda
Jim Wescoat, Chair

10:30–10:45 Introduction to the NRC and the Committee Process
Laura Ehlers, Study Director


10:45–11:30 Introduction to The Water Institute of the Gulf
Chip Groat, The Water Institute of the Gulf


11:30–12:15 The Regional Context for IWRM
Denise Reed, The Water Institute of the Gulf


12:15–1:00 Working Lunch (in the meeting room)


1:00–1:30 Briefing on recent, relevant NRC reports
Jeffrey Jacobs, WSTB Director


1:30–2:45 Panel on Existing Louisiana Coastal Research Initiatives
Mark Davis, Tulane Institute on Water Resources Law and Policy\
Michael Blum, Tulane Center for Bioenvironmental Research
Nancy Rabalais, Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium
Robert Twilley, Louisiana Sea Grant College Program
Chris D’Elia, LSU School of the Coast and Environment
Phil Turnipseed, USGS National Wetlands Research Center


2:45–3:00 Break


3:00–4:15 Panel on Comparative Water Research: Case Studies of Large Deltaic/Coastal Systems
• Key common water problems
• Analogous approaches taken to solve them
• Scientific research that was critical to outcome
• How can knowledge gained from one delta system be used in developing a
research program to support water management decisions in other large river/delta
complexes?
Jim Wescoat and Len Shabman, moderator and discussants
Eelco van Beek: the Rhein vs. the Danube
Matt Kondolf and Jeff Jacobs: the lower Mekong

4:15–5:00 Open-Mike Session
Speakers will be asked to address:
• What are the science/management activities in the Gulf to which IWRM could be
applied?
• What research areas would you see as priorities for the Institute?
• Other comments on the statement of task
Kyle Graham, State of LA/Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority
Rick Hartman, NOAA Fisheries
John Ettinger, EPA Region 6
Matt Rota, Gulf Restoration Network
Lisa Creasman, The Nature Conservancy

7:00 Working Dinner (TBD)

Friday, April 26
Capitol Room

7:15–8:00 Breakfast (in the meeting room)


Closed Session


8:00–9:45
9:45–10:00 Break


Open Session

10:00–10:10 Open-Mike Session (continued, see above)
John Lopez, Lake Pontchatrain Foundation

10:10–12:00 Conversation with Institute to get further clarification on goals

12:00–1:00 Working Lunch (in the meeting room)


Closed Session

4:00 Adjourn


Closed Session Summary Posted After the Meeting

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the meeting:
The following committee members were present for closed session X. Cai
B. Hodges
M. Kondolf
W. Lewis
L. Shabman
E. van Beek
and James Wescoat.

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:
The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions.

Committee Deliberations
• Discussion of previous day’s presentations
• Review the statement of task
• Discussion of the report and what it could contain
• Report Planning
• Craft report outline
• Write an outline for each subsection
• Match committee members to specific tasks/issues
• Plan initial writing and make assignments for sections
• Request materials/information
• Create a list of questions for the Institute
• Discuss agenda of 2nd meeting


The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:
None

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary: May 6, 2013