Students, faculty, and staff are invited to join the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions and the University Program in Environmental Policy for the first presentation of their Fall 2019 seminar series. The featured speaker will be Florian Diekert, junior professor for resource and environmental economics at the University of Heidelberg.
1201 Eye St, NW
12th Floor Conference Center
Washington, DC 20005
Bigger Change Faster: Integrated Development, Health, and Environment Actions for a Sustainable Future
From climate change to malnutrition, poverty to biodiversity loss, air pollution to humanitarian crises—the problems facing our world today are deeply interconnected. Holistic initiatives to address these challenges, notably the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), are becoming more common. But efforts siloed within the development, health, or environment communities remain the norm.
How and why does the petroleum industry extract oil and gas from deepwater (beyond 1,300-foot depths)? And how long will it last? During 2007-2012, 50 percent of the 170 billion barrels of global conventional oil (and gas equivalent) discovered by industry was in deepwater. Global output from these depths is projected to double by 2030, to 14 million barrels/day. This presentation will explain the history of petroleum extraction beyond the edge of the continental shelf and discuss its implications for the future of energy.
Tim Profeta, director of the Nicholas Institute, will take a closer look at Congress: What is a congressional office vs. a congressional committee? Do staffers really matter? And what is the congressional calendar and when to engage?
Katie Warnell will be speaking on “Use of ecosystem services mapping for wildlife conservation in SEAFWA states“ at the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies Annual Conference, October 29 at 3:20 pm, in Hilton Head, SC.
Robert Bonnie, a Nicholas Institute executive in residence and former Under Secretary for Natural Resources and Environment at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, will discuss how federal departments and agencies are organized and operate.
Internet of Water staff will co-present a pre-conference technical workshop entitled "That's so Water Meta!" at the American Water Resources Association Annual Conference, in Salt Lake City, UT, November 3-6, 2019.
The 25th Biennial CERF Conference takes places in Mobile, Alabama on 3-7 November, 2019. CERF endeavors to connect science and society in the collective goals of preserving coastal and estuarine habitats, resources, and heritage.
The Energy in Emerging Markets Case Competition (EEMCC) engages diverse and creative teams to address real energy challenges affecting the developing world. The one-day competition connects students, academia, and industry in pursuit of unconventional business-based solutions that expose unrecognized opportunities with positive social and environmental impact.
Team registration opens September 9th and closes September 25th.
At the Southeast CASC Regional Science Symposium, Lydia Olander will co-organize a session on Ecosystem Services linking climate change and ecosystem services research, and Katie Warnell will speak about mapping coastal resilience and coastal blue carbon in North Carolina. The Symposium takes place November 13-15, 2019, in New Orleans, Louisiana.