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Past Events:

Homelessness and Urban Sustainability: Implications of Changes to the US Health System on a Vulnerable Population
November 12, 2014
Washington, DC

Considerations for the Future of Animal Science Research

September 8-9, 2014
Washington, DC

Network for Emerging Leaders in Sustainability: Green Growth: USA-Portugal
June 11, 2014
Washington, DC


Roundtable on Science and Technology for Sustainability

May 20-21, 2014
Washington, DC


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Energy-Water Considerations for the Sustainable Reuse and Recycling of Materials

The Science and Technology for Sustainability Program (STS), in collaboration with the Board on Energy and Environmental Systems (BEES) and the Water Science and Technology Board (WSTB), convened a one-day meeting focused on the energy-water considerations of material reuse and recycling. This meeting built on the current collaboration among STS, BEES, and WSTB. Topics discussed at the meeting included:

  • Data and research needs for assessing the energy-water linkages with the reuse and recycling of waste streams and materials
  • Technologies and approaches needed to further recycling and reuse strategies, including life-cycle assessments and design considerations for new and emerging products
  • How the public and private sectors can leverage efforts of key stakeholders to further technological development, innovation, data collection, and research to move sustainability strategies forward in the reuse and recycling of waste streams and materials.

This meeting engaged a small group of invited research leaders and technical experts in private industry, government, and academia to discuss these issues, facilitate network connections, and enable information exchange on implementation of sustainability.

Meeting Participants

Craig Benson (NAE)
Director, Sustainability Research and Education
University of Wisconsin-Madison

John Bissell
CEO and Co-founder
Micromidas, Inc.

Mark Caffarey
Executive Vice-President
Umicore USA, Inc

Adam Carroll
Project Manager
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

William Cooper
Program Director
National Science Foundation

Matthew Eckelman
Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Northeastern University

Neil Hawkins
Vice President of Sustainability and Environment, Health, and Safety
The Dow Chemical Company

David LoPiccolo
Director, Integrated Water and Energy Sustainability Platform
Siemens Industry, Inc

Sarah Ruth
Program Director
National Science Foundation

Carl Shapiro
Senior Economist, Energy and Materials & Co-Director, Science and Deciscions Center
U.S. Geological Survey

Devanand Shenoy
Chief Engineer, Advanced Manufacturing Office
U.S. Department of Energy

Jessika Trancik
Assistant Professor, Engineering Systems Division
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Staff

Dominic Brose
Program Officer, Science and Technology for Sustainability Program
The National Academies

Marina Moses
Director, Science and Technology for Sustainability Program
The National Academies 

James Zucchetto
Director, Board on Energy and Environmental Systems
The National Academies

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