Bridging Knowledge Gaps in Water Management

  • Wednesday, Oct 27, 2010
  • Please join CSIS and the federal Subcommittee on Water Availability and Quality (SWAQ) in this participatory workshop on knowledge gaps in domestic and international water issues. This event will a) identify research and education gaps that pertain to water as it relates to food, energy, and the environment, and b) recommend multi-sectoral solutions to bridging these knowledge gaps. During the workshop, a live video recording of the keynote and panel presentations will be made available on the CSIS website.

    8:30 – 8:45 a.m.          Welcome RemarksJohanna Nesseth, CSIS, and Mike O’Neill, USDA
    8:45 – 9:30 a.m.          Keynote Address: David Zetland, author of “The End of Abundance”
    9:30 – 10:45 a.m.         Panel 1: Knowledge gaps in research and education

    • Piet Klop, Senior Fellow, World Resources Institute
    • David Reed, Senior Vice President of Policy, WWF
    • Ed Link, Senior Research Engineer, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Maryland
    • Moderator:  Allan Hoffman, US Department of Energy

    10:45– 11:00 a.m.           Coffee break

    11:00 – 12:15 p.m.          Panel 2: Integrated and multi-sectoral solutions to bridging knowledge gaps

    • Reagan Waskom, Director, Colorado Water Institute, Colorado State University
    • Kirsten Thorne, Senior Policy Advisor, Chevron
    • Paul Faeth, Senior Fellow, CNA
    • Moderator:  Katherine Bliss, CSIS

    12:15 - 1:30 p.m.          Lunch and breakout sessions

    • Beyond financial restraints, what barriers do you face in your line of work?
    • What is preventing better cross-sectoral collaboration?
    • What works well in addressing cross-sectoral barriers?
    • What would you recommend to the U.S. Government?
    • (If time allows) What agencies within the U.S. Government should fill these research gaps?

    1:30 – 1:50 p.m.          Conclusions from breakout sessions  

    1:50 – 2:00 p.m.          Closing Remarks: Katherine Bliss, CSIS & Jim Dobrowolski, USDA

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