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Pathways to Urban Sustainability
The third committee meeting for this study was held on July 28-29, 2015 in Chattanooga, TN. During the open session, panel discussions addressed a variety of perspectives on urban sustainability in the Chattanooga Metropolitan Region. Learn more...
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The most recent meeting of the Roundtable on Science and Technology for Sustainability was held on June 4-5, 2015. As a first event of a year-long initiative, the meeting provided an overview of the state of the science on sustainability indicators and metrics in the context of climate change and infrastructure vulnerability. Learn more...
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As the fourth and final session of the Roundtable on Science and Technology for Sustainability’s 2013-2014 initiative to examine the energy-water nexus, the December 2014 meeting featured panel discussions on improved data for water use, decision support tools, and frameworks for local and regional decision making. Read the Meeting in Brief...
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On June 2, the STS Program conducted a workshop on landscape approaches and multi-resource assessments to better inform federal decision making on the sustainable management of natural resources. Learn more…
Pathways to Urban Sustainability
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Pathways to Urban Sustainability: Challenges and Opportunities
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Roundtable on Science and Technology for Sustainability
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Addressing the Energy-Water Nexus: Need for Improved Data and Decision Support Tools
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Landscape Approaches and Multi-Resource Assessments for Natural Resource Management
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Recent Events

Pathways to Urban Sustainability: Challenges and Opportunities, Meeting 3
July 28-29, 2015

Roundtable on Science and Technology for Sustainability

June 4-5, 2015
Washington, DC

Landscape Approaches and Multi-Resource Assessments for Natural Resource Management

June 2, 2015
Washington, DC


Current Activities

Roundtable on Science and Technology for Sustainability 
Established in 2002, the STS Roundtable provides a high-level forum for sharing views, information, and analysis related to harnessing science and technology for sustainability, and then catalyzing follow-on advisory Academy work. In 2013-2014, the Roundtable, in collaboration with the Board on Energy and Environmental Systems and the Water Science and Technology Board, successfully contributed to the emerging dialogue on the energy-water nexus, holding four related events. In 2015, the Roundtable will plan two events focusing on issues related to sustainability indicators and metrics. View agenda and presentations from the most recent June 2015 meeting...

Network for Emerging Leaders in Sustainability (NELS)   
Launched in 2008, NELS is an event series for early career professionals from federal and local agencies, the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, NGOs, private sector and foundations, in the Washington DC area. The Network includes leaders with diverse backgrounds and expertise, from natural resource management to energy policy to public health. Through NELS, these emerging leaders foster relationships that enable them to more effectively bring about a sustainable future.

Building the Foundations of Sustainability across the Academies
A monthly e-newsletter Sustainability at the Academies provides updates highlighting activities related to sustainable development throughout the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 

Sponsor-Requested Workshops and Studies
Sponsored studies that enlist the nation’s foremost scientists, engineers, health professionals, and other experts to address the scientific and technical aspects of sustainable development. Most recent events include:

To learn more about sustainability activities, both in the STS program and throughout the other boards and committees of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, please view the list of publications, upcoming meetings and ongoing activities.

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Energy Water Need for Improved DataAddressing the Energy-Water Nexus: Needs for Improved Data & Decision Support Tools 
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