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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Collaborative Science and Technology Network for Sustainability Progress Review Meeting

Embassy Suites Downtown Washington, DC
Consulate/Ambassador Room
1250 22nd Street, NW
Washington, DC  22037

December 5 6, 2006

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Tuesday, December 5, 2006
8:30 a.m. – 8:50 a.m.

Gary Foley, Director, National Center for Environmental Research, Office of Research and Development (ORD), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

8:50 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.  Introduction to the Meeting
Diana Bauer, NCER, ORD, EPA
Iris Goodman, NCER, ORD, EPA
9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Project presentations (15 minutes per project)

Integrating Water Supply Management and Ecological Flow Water Requirements
Abstract | Presentation (PDF) (38 pp, 1.0MB)
Mark Smith, The Nature Conservancy

Cuyahoga Sustainability Network
Abstract | Presentation (PDF) (21 pp, 1.5MB)
Stuart Schwartz, University of Maryland–Baltimore County

Ecological Sustainability in Rapidly Urbanizing Watersheds:  Evaluating Strategies Designed To Mitigate Impacts on Stream Ecosystems
Abstract | Presentation (PDF) (18 pp, 1.1MB)
Margaret Palmer, University of Maryland
Meosotis Curtis, Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection
Laura Craig, University of Maryland

Harnessing the Hydrologic Disturbance Regime:  Sustaining Multiple Benefits in Large River Floodplains in the Pacific Northwest
Abstract | Presentation (PDF) (51 pp, 8.0MB)
Stanley Gregory, Oregon State University

Sustainability of Land Use in Puerto Rico
Abstract | Presentation (PDF) (22 pp, 224KB)
Antonio Gonzalez Toro, Universidad Metropolitana
Jose Rivera Santana, Universidad Metropolitana

Industrial Ecology, Pollution Prevention, and the New York/New Jersey Harbor
Abstract | Presentation (PDF) (9 pp, 252KB)
Sandra Valle, New York Academy of Sciences

10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Break
10:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Project Presentations (continued)

Moving Toward Sustainable Manufacturing Through Efficient Materials and Energy Use
Rick Reibstein, Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection

Multi-Objective Decision Model for Urban Water Use:  Planning for a Regional Water Re-Use Ordinance
Abstract | Presentation (PDF) (24 pp, 541KB)
Paul Anderson, Illinois Institute of Technology

Transforming Office Parks to Transit Villages
Abstract | Presentation (PDF) (12 pp, 572KB)
Steve Raney, Cities 21

Using Market Forces To Implement Sustainable Storm Water Management
Abstract | Presentation (PDF) (24 pp, 2.0MB)
Jim Middaugh, City of Portland

Sustainable Watershed Management in the Delaware River Basin
Abstract | Presentation (PDF) (41 pp, 4.9MB)
Kenneth Najjar, Delaware River Basin Commission
Pamela V’Combe, Delaware River Basin Commission

Sustainable Sandhills A Plan for Regional Sustainability
Jon Parsons, Sustainable Sandhills

Bringing Global Thinking to Local Sustainability Efforts:  A Collaborative Project for the Boston Metropolitan Region
Abstract | Presentation (PDF) (21 pp, 407KB)
James Goldstein, Tellus Institute
Chella Rajan, Tellus Institute

12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Lunch
Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday morning are devoted to a series of panel sessions in which panelists will summarize points raised by presenters as they relate to the panel topics.  The summaries will be designed to frame questions for discussion by the entire group.
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Panel 1:  Ecosystem Services
How have ecosystem services been affected in urbanizing areas?   How can modeling and decision-support tools be used to identify and quantify ecosystem services?   . . . to understand trade-offs among them?  . . . to proactively manage to conserve these services?
Stanley Gregory, Oregon State University
Mark Smith, The Nature Conservancy
Margaret Palmer, University of Maryland
Robert Wolcott, EPA, Office of Policy, Economics, and Innovation
James Boyd, Resources for the Future

3:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. Break
3:45 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.

Panel 2:  Industrial Ecology
What models and tools are most useful to understand and prioritize opportunities to prevent pollution and use materials and water effectively?  What data are required?  When does action at the industrial level translate to benefits at a regional scale?  What types of future scenarios are most useful?
Gordon Evans, EPA, ORD, National Risk Management Research Laboratory
Pricilla Halloran, EPA, Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response
Rick Reibstein, Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection
Paul Anderson, Illinois Institute of Technology

5:15 p.m. Close

Wednesday, December 6, 2006

8:30 a.m. – 10:00 am.

Panel 3:  Creating Policy
What are the range of policy instruments available?  What are the strategies and approaches for creating policy?
Jim Middaugh, City of Portland
James Goldstein, Tellus Institute
Steve Raney, Cities 21
Jamal Kadri, EPA, Office of Water

10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Break
10:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

Panel 4:  Involving the Public
How do you bring the public, local government, and nonprofits into understanding problems and potential solutions and opportunities?  How can effective, proactive decisions be made in diverse groups?
Pamela VCombe, Delaware River Basin Commission
Stuart Schwartz, University of MarylandBaltimore County
Leanne Nurse, EPA, Office of Policy, Economics, and Innovation
Harry Lewis, EPA, Office of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances

11:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Individual Project Meetings at EPA
5:00 p.m. Adjourn
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