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Project Information


Sustainability Linkages in the Federal Government


Project Scope:

An ad hoc committee under the Science and Technology for Sustainability Program will identify the linkages among areas such as energy, water, health, agricultural production, and biodiversity that are critical to promoting and encouraging long term sustainability within the federal policy framework, recognizing that progress towards sustainability necessarily involves other levels of government, the private sector, and civil society. The premise is that achieving sustainability (defined in the 2009 Executive Order 13514) is a systems challenge that cannot be realized by separately optimizing pieces of the system. The study will build upon existing and emerging expertise throughout the scientific and technological communities. It will describe the nexus where domains intersect but in which existing institutions and disciplines often do not intersect. $0$0The committee will convene a series of fact finding meetings, commission expert-authored case studies, and review the pertinent literature. Based on the information gathered from these sources, the committee will produce a report with consensus findings that provides an analytical framework for decision making. This framework can be used by U.S. policymakers and regulators to assess the consequences and tradeoff/synergies of policy issues involving a systems approach to long term sustainability and decisions on sustainability-oriented programs. The framework will include social, economic and environmental dimensions of sustainability, highlighting certain dimensions that are sometimes left unaccounted for in cross media analyses. The report will also: $0- Recommend priority areas for interagency cooperation on specific sustainability challenges; $0- Identify impediments to interdisciplinary, cross-media federal programs; and $0- Highlight scientific research gaps as they relate to these interdisciplinary, cross-media approaches to sustainability.

Status: Current

PIN: PGA-STS-10-01

Project Duration (months): 18 month(s)

RSO: Saunders, Jennifer

Topic(s):

Agriculture
Behavioral and Social Sciences
Energy and Energy Conservation
Environment and Environmental Studies
Health and Medicine
Policy for Science and Technology


Committee Membership

Committee Post Date: 07/01/2011



Dr. Thomas E. Graedel - (Chair)
Yale University

Thomas E. Graedel (NAE) is the Clifton R. Musser Professor of Industrial Ecology, Professor of Chemical Engineering, Professor of Geology and Geophysics, and Director of the Center for Industrial Ecology at Yale University. Previously, he was a distinguished member of the technical staff at AT&T Bell Laboratories. He has co-chaired the National Academies Roundtable on Science and Technology for Sustainability since 2008. He is the author or coauthor of 15 books and more than 350 technical papers in various scientific journals. Dr. Graedel received his B.S. (chemical engineering) from Washington State University in 1960, his M.A. (physics) from Kent State University in 1964, and his M.S. and Ph.D. (astronomy) from the University of Michigan in 1967 and 1969, respectively.
Dr. Robert P. Anex
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Robert Anex is Professor of Biological Systems at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Anex’s research is focused on developing and assessing systems for producing energy, fuels and products from biorenewable resources. For example, Dr. Anex’s research group is studying economic and environmental feasibility of biorenewable chemicals being developed in the Engineering Research Center for Biorenewable Chemicals (CBiRC); nutrient recovery and cycling in biofuel systems; and impacts of biomass production on the hydrologic cycle. Dr. Anex’s research combines process development in the laboratory with large-scale model-based assessment of agricultural-industrial systems. He received a BS and MS in Mechanical Engineering and a PhD in Environmental Engineering from the University of California, Davis.
Dr. William F. Carroll, Jr.
Occidental Chemical Corporation

William F. Carroll is currently Vice President, Industry Issues for Occidental Chemical Corporation and also Adjunct Professor of Chemistry at Indiana University, Bloomington. Dr. Carroll is a Past President (2005) of the American Chemical Society, and a current member of its Board of Directors. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, and chair or member of a number of committees for the National Research Council of the National Academy of Sciences. He is a member of advisory boards for DePauw University, Tulane University and the Colorado School of Mines, and is 2009 chair of the Council of Scientific Society Presidents. On behalf of OxyChem he has chaired numerous committees for industry associations, including the American Chemistry Council. He has served on expert groups commissioned by the United Nations Environment Programme, the US Environmental Protection Agency and three states, most recently, the California Green Ribbon Science Panel. He has received the Henry Hill Award, sponsored by the ACS Division of Professional Relations, the Michael Shea Award from the ACS Division of Chemical Technicians, an Indiana University Distinguished Alumni Service Award and the Vinyl Institute’s Roy T. Gottesman Leadership Award for lifetime achievement. He holds two patents, and has over sixty publications in the fields of organic electrochemistry, polymer chemistry, combustion chemistry, incineration and plastics recycling. He holds a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.
Dr. Glen T. Daigger
CH2M Hill, Inc.

Glen Daigger (NAE) is Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at CH2M HILL with responsibility for the technology function for the firm’s water businesses (water resources, water supply and treatment, wastewater). He is also the first Technical Fellow for the firm, an honor which recognizes the leadership that he provides for CH2M HILL and for the profession in the development and implementation of new wastewater treatment technology. Daigger has more than 30 years of experience in wastewater treatment plant evaluation, troubleshooting, and process design. His areas of expertise include biological wastewater treatment and treatment process design, in particular biological nutrient removal (both nitrogen and phosphorus), combined trickling filter and activated sludge systems, the use of biological selectors to control activated sludge bulking, and oxygen transfer. Between 1994 and 1996 he served as professor and head of the Environmental Systems Engineering Department at Clemson University. Daigger is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, American Water Works Association, Association of Environmental Engineering, International Water Association, Water Environment, as well as numerous other professional societies. Daigger received his Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering, his Master of Science degree in Environmental Engineering and a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering all from Purdue University.
Prof. Paulo Ferrao
Technical University of Lisbon

Paulo Ferrao is a Professor at Instituto Superior Tecnico, at the Technical University of Lisbon where he is co-founder and current director of IN+, Center for Innovation, Technology and Policy Research. He is the National Director of the MIT-Portugal Program, the major international partnership on Science and Technology in Portugal, in the field of Engineering Systems, and he is also the focus area lead for Sustainable Energy Systems.


Dr. Howard Frumkin
University of Washington

Howord Frumkin is Dean of the University of Washington School of Public Health. From 2005 to 2010, he was at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, first as Director of the National Center for Environmental Health and Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (NCEH/ATSDR), and later as Special Assistant to the Director for Climate Change and Health. Before joining CDC he was Professor and Chair of the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health at Emory University's Rollins School of Public Health and Professor of Medicine at Emory Medical School. Dr. Frumkin previously served on the Board of Directors of Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR), where he co-chaired the Environment Committee; as president of the Association of Occupational and Environmental Clinics (AOEC); as chair of the Science Board of the American Public Health Association (APHA), and on the National Toxicology Program Board of Scientific Counselors. As a member of EPA’s Children’s Health Protection Advisory Committee, he chaired the Smart Growth and Climate Change work groups. He is the author or co-author of over 180 scientific journal articles and chapters. Dr. Frumkin received his A.B. from Brown University, his M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, his M.P.H. and Dr.P.H. from Harvard, his Internal Medicine training at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Cambridge Hospital, and his Occupational Medicine training at Harvard. He is Board-certified in both Internal Medicine and Occupational Medicine, and is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Collegium Ramazzini, and the Faculty of Occupational Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland.
Ms. Sally Katzen
George Mason University School of Law

Sally Katzen served as Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs in the Office of Management and Budget (OMB)(’93-’98), and then as Deputy Director of the National Economic Council in the White House (’98-’99), and Deputy Director for Management at OMB (‘2000-’01) in the Clinton Administration. She is currently a visiting professor at the New York University School of Law, having previously taught at the University of Michigan Law School, George Mason University Law School, George Washington University School of Law, University of Pennsylvania Law School, Smith College, Johns Hopkins University and the University of Michigan in Washington Program. She is also currently a Senior Advisor at the Podesta Group in Washington, DC. Before her government service, she was a partner in the Washington DC law firm of Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering, specializing in regulatory and legislative matters. She graduated magna cum laude from Smith College and magna cum laude from the University of Michigan Law School, where she was Editor in Chief of the Law Review. While in private practice, she served in various leadership roles in the American Bar Association, including Chair of the Section on Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice and two terms as DC Delegate to the House of Delegates of the ABA, served as President of the Federal Communications Bar Association, and was President of the Women’s Legal Defense Fund. Following graduation from law school, she clerked for Judge J. Skelly Wright of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. She also served in the Carter Administration for two years as the General Counsel of the Council on Wage and Price Stability in the Executive Office of the President.
Dr. Anna Palmisano
U.S. Department of Energy [Retired]

Anna Palmisano recently retired from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) where she served as Associate Director of Science for Biological and Environmental Research. At DOE, she was responsible for an annual budget of $600 million supporting basic research in bioenergy, systems biology and genomics, and climate and environment science. She also has served as the Deputy Administrator for Competitive Programs in U.S. Department of Agriculture where she led the National Research Initiative. Previously, she was a Program Manager in the Office of Biological and Environmental Research, where she developed and managed research programs in bioremediation, carbon cycling, and genomics. Dr. Palmisano has also served as a Program Manager and acting Division Director for Biomolecular and Biosystems Sciences and Technology in the Office of Naval Research. She co-chaired the US-European Commission Working Group for Environmental Biotechnology from 1995 to 2010, and led the Interagency Microbe Project from 2004-2006. Dr. Palmisano received a B.S. degree in Microbiology from the University of Maryland and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Biology from the University of Southern California. She was an Allan Hancock Fellow at the University of Southern California and a National Research Council Fellow in planetary biology at NASA-Ames Research Center. She currently works as a science and technology consultant in biotechnology and bioenergy, agriculture and environment, and competitive grantsmanship.
Dr. Stephen Polasky
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

Stephen Polasky (NAS) is the Fesler-Lampert Professor of Ecological/Environmental Economics at University of Minnesota. He received a PhD in Economics from the University of Michigan in 1986. He previously held faculty positions in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at Oregon State University (1993-1999) and the Department of Economics at Boston College (1986-1993). Dr. Polasky was the senior staff economist for environment and resources for the President’s Council of Economic Advisers 1998-1999. He was elected into the National Academy of Sciences in 2010. He was elected as a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2009 and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2007. His research interests include ecosystem services, natural capital, biodiversity conservation, sustainability, integrating ecological and economic analysis, renewable energy, environmental regulation, and common property resources. He has served as co-editor and associate editor for the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, as associate editor for International Journal of Business and Economics, and is currently serving as an associate editor for Conservation Letters, Ecology and Society and Ecology Letters, and on the Editorial Board of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Dr. Lynn Scarlett
Resources for the Future

Lynn Scarlett is currently a senior Visiting Scholar at Resources for the Future in Washington, DC and an environmental analyst focusing on climate change adaptation, environmental risk management, green business and infrastructure, energy and water issues, landscape-scale conservation, and science and decision making. In 2009, she was a Distinguished Visiting Lecturer on climate change at the University of California Bren School of Environmental Science and Management. From 2005 - 2009 she was Deputy Secretary at the Department of the Interior where she chaired the Department's Climate Change Task Force. Previously, Lynn served 4 years as the Department's Assistant Secretary for Policy, Management and Budget. She is a former President of the Reason Foundation and Director for 15 years of the Reason Public Policy Institute, where she focused on environmental, land use and natural resources issues. She is a former president of Executive Women in Government, a member of the national Commission on Climate and Tropical Forests and was chair of the federal Wildland Fire Leadership Council. She also serves on the boards of the American Hiking Society and the Continental Divide Trail Alliance and RESOLVE (nonprofit environmental dispute resolution), and is a trustee emeritus of the Udall Foundation. She received her BA and MA in political science from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where she also completed her PhD coursework and exams in political science.
Dr. Robert Stephens
Multi State Working Group on Environmental Performance

Robert Stephens founded and has served as President of the Multi-State Working Group on Environmental Performance (MSWG), a national coalition of representatives from government, business, non-governmental organizations, and academic institutions in the US working on transformative policies relating to the environment and sustainable development. Via his continued involvement with the MSWG, Dr. Stephens serves as the Secretariat to the Best Practice Network for Sustainable Development (BPN) for the United Nations Environment Program, Division of Technology, Industry, and Economics. Dr. Stephens retired in July 2004 from the California EPA after 30 years of service, most recently as Assistant Secretary for Environmental Management and Sustainability. In this position, Dr Stephens was responsible for the development and implementation of programs leading to environmental policy innovation and sustainability in California. Over his career, Dr. Stephens also served as Deputy Director of the Department of Toxic Substances Control for Science, Pollution Prevention, and Technology and Chief of the Hazardous Materials Laboratory for the state of California. Dr. Stephens is the primary and/or co-author of some 60 articles and book chapters ranging from basic environmental science and risk assessment to public policy related to the environment and sustainability. Dr. Stephens holds a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of California and has held prior positions in industry and academia.
Dr. Deborah L. Swackhamer
University of Minnesota, St. Paul

Deborah Swackhamer is Professor and Charles M. Denny Jr., Chair in Science, Technology, and Public Policy in the Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota, and Co-Director of the University’s Water Resources Center. She also is Professor in Environmental Health Sciences in the School of Public Health. She received a BA in Chemistry from Grinnell College and a MS and PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Water Chemistry and Limnology & Oceanography, respectively. After two years post-doctoral research in Chemistry and Public & Environmental Affairs at Indiana University, she joined the Minnesota faculty in 1987. Dr. Swackhamer currently serves as Chair of the chartered Science Advisory Board of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and on the Science Advisory Board of the International Joint Commission of the US and Canada. She currently serves on the National Research Council, National Academy of Sciences committee reviewing the USGS National Assessment of Water Quality Program. She is appointed by Governor Pawlenty to serve on the Minnesota Clean Water Council. She is a Fellow in the Royal Society of Chemistry in the UK.
Dr. Lauren Zeise
California Environmental Protection Agency

Lauren Zeise is Chief of the Reproductive and Cancer Hazard Assessment Branch of the California Environmental Protection Agency. She oversees or is otherwise involved in a variety of California's risk assessment activities, including cancer and reproductive toxicant assessments; development of frameworks and methodologies for assessing cumulative impact, nanotechnology, green chemistry/safer alternatives, and susceptible populations; the California Environmental Contaminant Biomonitoring Program; and health risk characterizations for environmental media, food, fuels and consumer products. Dr. Zeise’s research focuses on human interindividual variability, dose response, uncertainty and risk. She was the 2008 recipient of the Society of Risk Analysis’s Outstanding Practitioners Award and is a National Associate of the National Academy of Science’s National Research Council (NRC). She has served on various advisory boards and committees of the Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Technology Assessment, World Health Organization, and National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. She has also served on a numerous NRC and Institute of Medicine committees and boards, including the committees that produced Toxicity Testing in the 21st Century: A Vision and Strategy, Science and Decisions: Advancing Risk Assessment, and Understanding Risk: Informing Decisions in a Democratic Society. Dr. Zeise received her Ph.D. from Harvard University.


Committee Membership Roster Comments

Note (8/06/12): Faye Duchin resigned as of July 28, 2012.
Note (5/09/12): Thomas Wilbanks resigned as of May 7, 2012.
Note (2/08/12): Peter Kareiva resigned as of February 6, 2012.

Events



Location:

Teleconference
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Agenda

This meeting is closed in its entirety.
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Thomas Graedel
Robert Anex
Lynn Scarlett
Anna Palmisano
Glen Daigger
Robert Stephens
Sally Katzen
Howard Frumkin


The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Draft report.

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

None.

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
December 19, 2012


Location:

Teleconference.

Event Type :  
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Agenda

This meeting is closed in its entirety.
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Thomas Graedel
Robert Anex
Lynn Scarlett
Anna Palmisano
Paulo Ferrao
Glen Daigger
Lauren Zeise
Robert Stephens
Deborah Swackhamer
Sally Katzen

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Draft report

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

None

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
November 16, 2012


Location:

Keck Center
500 5th Street, NW
Washington D.C. 20001

Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
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Contact Name:  Dylan Richmond
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Agenda

October 11, 2012

Keck Center of the National Academies
500 Fifth St NW, Room 201
Washington, DC 20001

9:00 AM Welcome and Introductions
Dr. Thomas Graedel, Yale University; Chair of the National Research Council Committee on Sustainability Linkages in the Federal Government

9:15 AM Forging Interagency Linkages on Sustainability: Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Perspective
David Kaufman, Director of FEMA’s Office of Policy and Program Analysis

9:45 AM Forging Interagency Linkages on Sustainability: Department of Energy’s (DOE) Perspective
Mark Gilbertson, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Engineering and Technology, Office of Environmental Management, DOE

10:15 AM Break


10:30 AM Public Administration Perspectives on Forging Interagency Linkages on Sustainability
DeWitt John, Thomas F. Shannon Distinguished Lecturer in Environmental Studies, Bowdoin College

11:00 AM Collaborative Governance and Sustainability
Kirk Emerson, Professor of Practice in Collaborative Governance, University of Arizona

11:30 AM Open Microphone Session: Brief Comments from Interested Parties
Comments will be limited to 5 minutes, if you would like to address the committee please send an email to sustainability@nas.edu

12:20 PM Meeting Wrap-up
Thomas Graedel, Committee Chair, Yale University

12:30 PM Adjourn

12:30 PM – 5:30 PM
CLOSED SESSION

October 12, 2012

8:30 am - 3:00 pm
CLOSED SESSION
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Thomas Graedel
Robert Anex
Anna Palmisano
Lynn Scarlett
Howard Frumkin
Robert Stephens
Lauren Zeise
Paulo Ferrao
Deborah Swackhamer
Sally Katzen
Glen Daigger



The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Report drafts
Findings and recommendations


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

None.

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
October 15, 2012


Location:

Teleconference.
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

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NA


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Agenda

This meeting is closed in its entirety.
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Thomas Graedel
Robert Anex
Lynn Scarlett
Howard Frumkin
Robert Stephens
Deborah Swackhamer
Sally Katzen



The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Draft report.

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

None.

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
September 24, 2012


Location:

Teleconference
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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

Contact Name:  -
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Agenda

This meeting was closed in its entirety.
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Thomas Graedel
Robert Anex
Anna Palmisano
Lynn Scarlett
Robert Stephens
William Carroll
Deborah Swackhamer
Sally Katzen


The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Draft report.

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

None.

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
September 17, 2012


Location:

J. Erik Jonsson Woods Hole Center
314 Quissett Ave.
Woods Hole, Massachusetts
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

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NA


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

Contact Name:  Dyland Richmond
Contact Email:  drichmond@nas.edu
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Agenda

The meeting is closed in its entirety.
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Thomas Graedel
Robert Anex
Anna Palmisano
Lynn Scarlett
Howard Frumkin
Robert Stephens
Lauren Zeise
Paulo Ferrao
William Carroll
Deborah Swackhamer
Stephen Polasky
Sally Katzen
Glen Daigger



The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Report outline and drafting of chapters
Preliminary findings and recommendations
Planning for next meeting


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

None

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
July 25, 2012


Location:

Arizona State University (ASU)
Wrigley Hall, Room 481
800 S. Cady Mall
Tempe, AZ 85287

Event Type :  
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Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

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

Contact Name:  Dylan Richmond
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Agenda

Sustainability Linkages for Urban Systems

June 11-12, 2012

Arizona State University (ASU)
Wrigley Hall, Room 481
800 S. Cady Mall
Tempe, AZ 85287

Public Agenda

June 11, 2012

Open Session

8:30 AM Welcome and Introductions; Discussion of Matrix and Framing Questions
Dr. Thomas Graedel, Yale University; Chair of the National Research Council Committee on Sustainability Linkages in the Federal Government

“Plenary” Session: Urban Sustainability and Linkages

9:00 AM Urban Sustainability: Overview of Key Issues Including Energy
Paulo Ferrao, Technical University of Lisbon

9:30 AM Forging Interagency Linkages on Sustainability
Xavier Briggs, Dept. of Urban Studies and Planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Urban Sustainability and Linkages: Phoenix

10:00 AM Overview of Sustainability Challenges in Phoenix
Dan Childers, ASU School of Sustainability and Director of Central Arizona-Phoenix LTER

10:30 AM Conservation of Threatened Species and Habitats
Kimberly McCue, Desert Botanical Garden

11:00 AM Urban Heat Islands and Public Health
Diana Petitti, ASU's Department of Biomedical Informatics

11:30 AM Panel Discussion
Moderator: Anna Palmisano, US Department of Energy (retired)

12:00 PM Break for Lunch

1:00 PM Water Resources and Sustainability in Phoenix
Ray Quay, ASU Decision Center for a Desert City; Former Assistant Director of Water Services for the City of Phoenix

1:30 PM Design of the Urban Landscape
Billie Turner, ASU

2:00 PM Overview of Current Sustainability Efforts in Phoenix
Colin Tetreault, Senior Policy Advisor of Sustainability to Mayor Stanton

2:30 PM Panel Discussion
Moderator: Paulo Ferrao, Technical University of Lisbon

3:00 PM Meeting Wrap-up
Thomas Graedel, Committee Chair, Yale University

3:15 PM Open Session Adjourns

3:15 - 5:30 PM CLOSED SESSION FOR COMMITTEE ONLY

June 12, 2012

7:00 AM Field trip to Tour Phoenix (led by Dan Childers and Stevan Earl, ASU) – Limited space available; Please contact Dylan Richmond (drichmond@nas.edu) for more details.

9:00 AM Open Session Adjourns

9:00 - 10:15 AM CLOSED SESSION FOR COMMITTEE ONLY

OPEN SESSION

10:15 AM Welcome and Introductions; Discussion of Matrix and Framing Questions*
Dr. Thomas Graedel, Yale University; Chair of the National Research Council Committee on Sustainability Linkages in the Federal Government

Urban Sustainability and Linkages: Philadelphia

10:30 AM Overview of Sustainability Challenges in Philadelphia
Mark Alan Hughes, University of Pennsylvania

11:00 AM Public Health Issues and Sustainability in Philadelphia
Charles Branas, University of Pennsylvania

11:30 AM Panel Discussion
Moderator: Glen Daigger, CH2M HILL

12:00 PM Break for Lunch

1:00 PM Transportation Issues and Sustainability in Philadelphia
Erik Johanson, Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority

1:30 PM Water Resources and Sustainability in Philadelphia
Christopher S. Crockett, Philadelphia Water Department (via teleconference)

2:00 PM Panel Discussion
Moderator: Deborah Swackhamer, University of Minnesota

2:30 PM Meeting Wrap-up
Thomas Graedel, Committee Chair, Yale University

2:45 PM Open Session Adjourns

2:45 - 4:30 PM CLOSED SESSION FOR COMMITTEE ONLY


Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Thomas Graedel
Robert Anex
Anna Palmisano
Lynn Scarlett
Howard Frumkin
Robert Stephens
Lauren Zeise
Paulo Ferrao
William Carroll
Deborah Swackhamer
Stephen Polasky
Sally Katzen
Glen Daigger

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Panel presentations
Planning for next meeting
Report outline

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

none

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
June 19, 2012


Location:

Courtyard Omaha Downtown/Old Market Area
101 South 10th Street
Omaha, NE 68102

Event Type :  
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Contact Name:  Dylan Richmond
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Agenda

Sustainability Linkages in the Federal Government
Land, Water, Energy Linkages

April 11-12, 2012


PUBLIC AGENDA

Courtyard Omaha Downtown/Old Market Area
101 South 10th Street
Omaha, NE 68102


Wednesday, April 11, 2012


Open Session


8:45 am Welcome and Introductions
Thomas Graedel, Committee Chair, Yale University
Marina Moses, Science and Technology for Sustainability Program, National Academies

9:00 am Overview of Sustainability Linkages in Nonurban Systems
Lynn Scarlett, Resources for the Future


Introduction to Sustainability Linkages in the Mojave Region
(Each speaker has 15 minutes, plus 10 minutes for questions and transition)

9:30 am Introduction to the Mojave Region
Buford Crites, Former Mayor, Palm Desert; Professor, College of the Desert, Palm Desert, CA

9:45 am Introduction to Sustainability Linkages in the Mojave Desert
Laura Crane, Director, Renewable Energy Initiative, The Nature Conservancy

10:00 am Q&A

10:20 am Break

Interagency Coordination – Desert Managers Group
Moderator: Robert Anex, University of Wisconsin-Madison

10:30 am Introduction to the Desert Managers Group
Henri Bisson, Senior Advisor for Renewable Energy Development, Marstel Day, LLC and former Deputy Director for Operations, U.S. Department of the Interior

10:55 am Management across agency boundaries – obstacles and opportunities: USMC Perspective
Pat Christman, US Marine Corps

11:20 am Management across agency boundaries – obstacles and opportunities: DOI Perspective
Russell Scofield, Dept. of the Interior Coordinator, Desert Managers Group

11:45 am Panel response to questions from the committee
Dennis Schramm, formerly with the National Park Service (via teleconference)

12:15 pm Lunch

Interagency Coordination – Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan (DRECP)
Moderator: Robert Anex, University of Wisconsin-Madison

1:15 pm Overview of the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan (DRECP)
Karen Scarborough, Landscape Architect, Former Undersecretary of the California Natural Resources Agency

1:40 pm Management across agency boundaries – obstacles and opportunities: BLM Perspective
Teresa Raml, Bureau of Land Management

2:05 pm Management across agency boundaries – obstacles and opportunities
Wayne Spencer, Lead Scientist and Science Facilitator to DRECP, Conservation Biology Institute

2:30 pm Panel response to question from the committee

3:00 pm Break

3:15 pm Open Microphone Session: Brief Comments from Interested Parties
Comments will be limited to 5 minutes, if you would like to address the committee please send an email to sustainability@nas.edu

3:30 pm Meeting Wrap-up
Thomas Graedel, Committee Chair, Yale University

3:45 pm Open Session Adjourns



Thursday, April 12, 2012



Open Session


8:45 am Welcome and Introductions
Thomas Graedel, Committee Chair, Yale University
Marina Moses, Science and Technology for Sustainability Program, National Academies

Introduction to Sustainability Linkages in the Platte River Basin

9:00 am Introduction to the Platte River Basin—Brief History
David Freeman, Professor Emeritus, Colorado State University

9:35 am Sustainability Linkages, Complexities, and Uncertainties in the Platte River Basin
Chad Smith, Headwaters Corporation, Director of Natural Resources

10:10 am Break

Resource Linkages and Competing Uses: Integrating Science and Action
Moderator: Lynn Scarlett, Resources for the Future

10:30 am Adaptive Management as an Integrating Process
Chad Smith, Headwaters Corporation

10:55 am Integrating Science and Action: Fish & Wildlife Service Perspective
Mike Thabault, Fish and Wildlife Service, Assistant Regional Director—Ecological Services, Mountain Prairie Region

11:20 am Panel response to questions from the committee

11:50 am Lunch

Interagency Coordination – Platte River Recovery Implementation Program and Governance Committee
Moderator: Lynn Scarlett, Resources for the Future

12:45 pm Introduction: Platte River Recovery Implementation Program and Governance Committee
Jerry Kenny, President and CEO, Headwaters Corporation, Executive Director of the Platte River Recovery Implementation Program

1:10 pm Management across agency boundaries – obstacles and opportunities: Bureau of Reclamation Perspective
Gary Campbell, Deputy Regional Director, Great Plains Regional Office, Bureau of Reclamation

1:35 pm Management across boundaries – obstacles and opportunities: Water User Perspective
Don Kraus, Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation District

2:00 pm Lessons Learned—A Decade of Evolving Governance
David Freeman

2:25 pm Panel responses to questions from the committee

2:55 pm Break

3:05 pm Open Microphone Session: Brief Comments from Interested Parties
Comments will be limited to 5 minutes, if you would like to address the committee please send an email to sustainability@nas.edu

3:15 pm Meeting Wrap-up
Thomas Graedel, Committee Chair, Yale University

3:30 pm Open Session Adjourns
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Thomas Graedel
Robert Anex
Anna Palmisano
Lynn Scarlett
Howard Frumkin
Robert Stephens
Lauren Zeise
Paulo Ferrao
William Carroll

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Panel presentations
Planning for next meeting
Report outline
Review of schedule

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

none

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
April 18, 2012


Location:

Teleconference
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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Agenda

This meeting was closed in its entirety.
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Thomas Graedel
Robert Anex
Deborah Swackhamer
Anna Palmisano
Faye Duchin
Howard Frumkin
Robert Stephens
William Carroll
Sally Katzen

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

CENRS-ISTS Federal Science and Technology for Sustainability Mapping Documents and report outline

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

CENRS-ISTS Federal Science and Technology for Sustainability Mapping Documents

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
February 14, 2012


Location:

Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, Seattle, WA
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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Contact Name:  Dominic Brose
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Contact Phone:  -

Agenda

Monday, February 6, 2012

3:00 pm Argosy Boat Tour Puget Sound
Speaker: Scot Redman, Technical Programs Director, Puget Sound Partnership

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Open Session

9:00 am Welcome and Introductions
Marina Moses, Science and Technology for Sustainability Program, National Academies
Julie Stein, Executive Director, Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture

9:10 am Introduction to Linkages of Sustainability
Thomas Graedel, Committee Chair, Yale University

9:30 am Overview of Sustainability Linkages in Coastal Systems
Josh Baldi, Special Assistant to the Director, Department of Ecology, Washington State

Opportunities and Challenges to Puget Sound as a Coastal System
Moderator: Robert Stephens, Founder and President of the Multi-State Working Group on Environmental Performance

10:00 am Alan Durning, Executive Director and Founder, Sightline Institute

10:15 am Mike Grady, Transportation Branch Chief and Federal Green Challenge, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration-NWR representative

10:30 am Billy Frank, Jr., Chairman, Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission

10:45 am Break

11:00 am Michael Rylko, EPA Region 10's Senior Technical Coordinator for our Puget Sound National Estuary Program

11:15 am Panel Discussion

12:00 pm Lunch Break

Energy in the Pacific Northwest
Moderator: Lisa Graumlich, Dean, College of the Environment, University of Washington

1:00 pm Chuck Clarke, Chief Executive Officer, Cascade Water Alliance

1:15 pm Angus Duncan, Founder and President, Bonneville Environmental Foundation

1:30 pm K.C. Golden, Policy Director, Climate Solutions

1:45 pm Break

2:00 pm Phil Rockefeller, (Senator, D-Bainbridge Island), Northwest Power and Conservation Council

2:15 pm Panel Discussion

The Built Environment, Land Use, and Public Health around Puget Sound
Moderator: Howard Frumkin, Dean, School of Public Health and Professor, Env. and Occ. Health Sciences, University of Washington

3:00 pm Break

3:15 pm Gene Duvernoy, President, Cascade Land Conservancy

3:30 pm Gerry O'Keefe, Executive Director, Puget Sound Partnership

3:45 pm David Fleming, Director and Health Officer, Seattle and King County

4:00 pm Panel Discussion

4:45 pm Open Microphone Session: Brief Comments from Interested Parties
Comments will be limited to 5 minutes, if you would like to address the committee please send an email to sustainability@nas.edu

5:00 pm Meeting Wrap-up
Thomas Graedel, Committee Chair, Yale University

5:15 pm Meeting Adjourns


Wednesday, February 8, 2012

9:00 am Welcome and Introduction to Linkages of Sustainability
Thomas Graedel, Committee Chair, Yale University

Opportunities and Challenges to the Great Lakes as a Coastal System
Moderator: Rich Moy, Commissioner, US Section of the International Joint Comission (IJC)

9:15 am Deborah L. Swackhamer, Professor, School of Public Health and Co-Director, Water Resources Center, University of Minnesota

9:30 am James P. Bruce, Co-Chair, Public Interest Advisory Group

9:45 am Hugh MacIsaac, Professor, Department of Fisheries and Oceans Invasive Species Research Chair, Director, Canadian Aquatic Invasive Species Network (CAISN)

10:00 am Break

10:15 am Roy Stein, Emeritus Professor, Aquatic Ecology Laboratory and Department of Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology, The Ohio State University

10:30 am Panel Discussion

11:15 am Break

11:30 am Closed Session for Committee Discussion

Land Use, Built Environment, and the Great Lakes Regional Economy
Moderator: Victoria Pebbles, Program Director, Great Lakes Commission

1:00 pm Jennifer Read, Acting Director, Michigan Seat Grant and Executive Director, Great Lakes Observing System (By Phone)

1:15 pm Jim LaGro, Department of Regional and Urban Planning, University of Wisconsin

1:45 pm Nancy Frank, Associate Professor, School of Architecture and Urban Planning, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee

2:00 pm Panel Discussion

2:45 pm Break

Management and Governance in the Great Lakes Region
Moderator: Dave Naftzger, Executive Director, Council of Great Lakes Governors.

3:00 pm Cameron Davis, Senior Advisor to the Administrator on Great Lakes, Environmental Protection Agency (By Phone)

3:15 pm Dave Naftzger, Executive Director, Council of Great Lakes Governors

3:30 pm Victoria Pebbles, Program Director, Great Lakes Commission

3:45 pm Panel Discussion

4:30 pm Open Microphone Session: Brief Comments from Interested Parties
Comments will be limited to 5 minutes, if you would like to address the committee please send an email to sustainability@nas.edu

4:45 pm Meeting Wrap-up
Thomas Graedel, Committee Chair, Yale University

5:00 pm Meeting Adjourns

Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Thomas Graedel
Robert Anex
Deborah Swackhamer
Anna Palmisano
Faye Duchin
Stephen Polasky
Howard Frumkin
Robert Stephens
Lauren Zeise
Glen Daigger
Paulo Ferrão
William Carroll

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Report outline and panel presentations

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

None

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
February 14, 2012


Location:

Teleconference
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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

Contact Name:  -
Contact Email:  -
Contact Phone:  -

Agenda

This meeting was closed in its entirety.
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Thomas Graedel
Howard Frumkin
Robert Stephens
Deborah Swackhamer
Lauren Zeise
Lynn Scarlett
Faye Duchin
Sally Katzen



The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Planning the agenda for the second committee meeting to be held February 6-8, 2012 in Seattle, WA

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

None

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
December 20, 2011


Location:

The Dupont Circle Hotel
1500 New Hampshire Avenue, Washington, DC 20036
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

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NA


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Contact Phone:  202-334-2694

Agenda

Provisional Agenda First Committee Meeting

Tuesday, September 20, 2011
The Dupont Circle Hotel

8:30-10:00 am
CLOSED SESSION (Committee and NRC staff only)


OPEN SESSION

10:15 am Welcome and Introductions, Thomas Graedel, Yale University, Committee Chair

10:30 am Charge from Sponsors
• Paul Anastas, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
• Kai Lee, The David and Lucile Packard Foundation (teleconference)
• Thomas Grumbly, Lockheed Martin
• Carl Shapiro, U.S. Geological Survey
• TBD, U.S. Department of Energy
• James Leatherwood, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
• Ann Bartuska, U.S. Department of Agriculture
• Margaret Cavanaugh, National Science Foundation
• Larry Robinson, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
• Ellen Williams, BP
• Marilu Hastings, Mitchell Foundation

12:20 pm General Discussion and Q&A on Sponsor Perspectives

12:40 pm Lunch

1:30 pm Panel: State and Local Government Perspective on Sustainability Linkages
• David Paylor, Virginia Department of Environmental Quality
• Howard Neukrug, City of Philadelphia

2:10 pm Panel: Industry Perspective on Sustainability Linkages
• Hank Habicht, SAIL Capital Partners
• Edwin Pinero, Veolia Water North America (teleconference)

2:50 pm BREAK

3:05 pm Panel: Nongovernmental Perspective on Sustainability Linkages
• Rebecca Shaw, Environmental Defense Fund
• Marty Spitzer, World Wildlife Fund

3:45 pm Panel: National Perspective on Sustainability Linkages
• Sally Ericsson, OMB
• Bruce Rodan, OSTP

4:25 pm Department of Defense Perspective on Sustainability Linkages
• Richard G. Kidd IV, DOD

4:40 pm Open Microphone Session: Brief Comments from Interested Parties
Comments will be limited to 5 minutes, if you would like to address the committee please send an email to sustainability@nas.edu

5:15 pm Meeting Adjourns


Wednesday, September 21, 2011
The Dupont Circle Hotel

8:30 am - 5:00 pm
CLOSED SESSION


Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Thomas Graedel (Chair)
Robert Anex
William Carroll
Faye Duchin
Paulo Ferrão
Howard Frumkin
Peter Kareiva
Sally Katzen
Anna Palmisano
Lynn Scarlett
Robert Stephens
Deborah Swackhamer
Thomas J. Wilbanks

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Discussion of statement of task
Discussion of bias and conflict of interest
Review of open session
Case study approach: definitions of domains/landscapes, research and data needs, timeline and work plan
Review of report outline
Review of schedule

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

Draft Report Outline

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
September 26, 2011

Publications

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