September 28, 2011

Institute Staff Member Appointed to Serve on Board for Nonprofit

Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 28, 2011
CONTACT: Erin McKenzie
(919) 613-3652

DURHAM N.C. — Bill Holman, director of state policy at Duke University’s Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, has been appointed to serve as a board member for The Environmental Research Institute of the States (ERIS).

ERIS is the environmental and research arm of the Environmental Council of the States. ERIS priorities include providing training for state environmental staff on permitting, inspections and modeling; sharing technical assistance, data and best practices among states; planning for both water storage and flooding; and connecting science and research to state environmental policy making.

Holman was appointed to a three-year term with the board, which is made up of active and retired state environmental directors and officials.

At the Nicholas Institute, Holman has been highly involved in matters surrounding Falls Lake and directs a Water Allocation Research Seminar Series intended to inform public discussion and debate about North Carolina water allocation policy. Last year, he was reappointed by N.C. Sen. Marc Basnight to advise the state on water issues through the State Water Infrastructure Commission (SWIC).

Prior to joining the Institute in 2007, Holman served for six years as executive director of the North Carolina Clean Water Management Trust Fund. He previously served as secretary and assistant secretary of the North Carolina Department of the Environment on Natural Resources. He has nearly 20 years experience working on environmental policy issues for organizations that include the Conservation Council of North Carolina, the North Carolina Chapter of the Sierra Club and the North Carolina Public Transportation Association.