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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Collaborative Science and Technology Network for Sustainability (CNS) Workshop
Final Workshop for 2004 Grantees

Four Points by Sheraton
Franklin Ballroom C/D (subject to change)
1201 K Street, NW
Washington, DC

November 8 - 9, 2007

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Thursday, November 8, 2007
7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Registration
8:00 a.m. – 8:10 a.m. Welcome and EPA's Sustainability Research Strategy
Alan Hecht, Director for Sustainable Development, EPA, Office of Research and Development (ORD)
8:10 a.m. – 8:15 a.m. Introduction to the Meeting
Leanne Nurse, EPA, ORD, National Center for Environmental Research (NCER)
8:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. CNS Project Presentations
10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Break
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. CNS Project Presentations (continued)
12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Lunch (on your own)
2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Project Meetings at EPA
EPA program offices are hosting interactive conversations with CNS grantees and other federal, state, and local sustainability leaders.

Participants will report on action items from last year's CNS workshop. Grantees will briefly review their project findings and consider future actions that can support EPA's sustainability goals.
Session I:  Sustainability, Water, and Ecological Services
EPA Host:  Jamal Kadri, EPA, Office of Water
Location:  EPA, ORD Offices, 1025 F Street, NW, Washington, DC, Room 3220 (Call-in Number: 1-866-299-3188, Code 2023439815#) Session II:  Geographic Information, Future Scenarios, and Land Development
EPA Host:  John Thomas, EPA, Office of Policy, Economics and Innovation, Smart Growth Program
Location:  EPA, ORD Offices, 1025 F Street, NW, Washington, DC, Room 3321 (Call-in Number: 1-866-299-3188, Code 2023439699#) Session III:  Future Scenarios and Concepts for Transportation and Energy in Storm Water Management
EPA Host:  Mitch Kidwell, EPA, National Center for Environmental Innovation, Lean Manufacturing Team
Location:  EPA West Building, 1301 Constitution Avenue, NW, Room 4119 (Meeting onsite only; teleconferencing not available - notes will be posted on NCS site.)
5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Dinner (on your own)
6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Guest Speaker: George Hawkins, Director, District of Columbia Department of the Environment

"Sustainability Science and the Future of Distributed Environmental Decision Making"

Discussion facilitated by Theresa Trainer, National Estuary Program Leader, EPA, Office of Water
Friday, November 9, 2007
8:00 a.m. – 8:15 a.m. Welcome
Leanne Nurse, EPA, ORD, NCER
8:15 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Panel 1 – Water Resource Protection

Audrey Levine, EPA, ORD, National Program Manager, Drinking Water

Bonnie Thie, EPA, Office of Water, Policy, Communications and Resource Management

Stuart Schwartz, University of Maryland-Baltimore County (CNS Grantee - Cuyahoga Sustainability Network)
9:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Panel 2 – Clean Energy and Climate Change

Robert Ritter, U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, Planning Capacity Building Team

Graham Pugh, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Policy and International Affairs, Climate Change, Policy and Technology

Hannah Campbell, U.S. Department of Commerce, NOAA Climate Program Office

Sherri Hunt, EPA, ORD, NCER
11:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Break
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. CNS Project Presentations (continued)
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Group Lunch/Networking (individually paid)
Ristorante Luigino, 1100 New York Avenue, NW, Washington, DC
(202) 371-0595
3:00 p.m. Adjournment

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