Water: Workshop Reports/Summaries

The Division hosts many workshops, symposia, and other meetings that provide information or bring together policy-makers, members of industry, scientists, and the general public to discuss timely issues. Discussions at workshops and other events are often published in workshop summaries, websites, newsletters, and other formats to preserve and make publicly accessible the information or discussions from the event.

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Research and Applications Needs in Flood Hydrology Science: A Summary of the October 15, 2008 Workshop (2009)

Flood damages have increased greatly over the past century, in part because of increased development in floodplain areas. Unfortunately, conventional methods used to understand and plan for flooding -- for example by considering flood risk when designing structures and setting insurance rates -- have become outdated. This report summarizes the discussions at a two-day workshop held by the National Research Council to foster dialogue among th... More >>

Science and Technology Needs for DOE Site Cleanup: Workshop Summary (2007)

Beginning in the 1980s, the United States government began a costly effort to clean up the materials, wastes, and environmental contamination resulting from past nuclear weapons production activities. The Department of Energy's Office of Environmental Management asked the National Research Council to provide technical and strategic advice to support the development and implementation of a technology "roadmap" to guide its technology developmen... More >>

Water and Sustainable Development: Opportunities for the Chemical Sciences--A Workshop Report to the Chemical Sciences Roundtable (2004)

Experts in the areas of water science and chemistry from the government, industry, and academic arenas discussed ways to maximize opportunities for these disciplines to work together to develop and apply simple technologies while addressing some of the world's key water and health problems. Since global water challenges cross both scientific disciplines, the chemical sciences have the ability to be a key player in improving the lives o... More >>

Reducing Future Flood Losses: The Role of Human Actions -- Summary of a Workshop, March 2, 2004, Washington, DC (2004)

On March 2, 2004 the Disasters Roundtable held its 10th workshop, which dealt with the topic of flood hazards and what needs to be done to help reduce society's future vulnerability to them. The summary of the workshop, entitled Reducing Future Flood Losses: The Role of Human Actions, covers discussion by academic, government and private sector experts and stakeholders on the role of local, state and federal government in countering floo... More >>