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Sustainable Critical Infrastruture Systems: A Framework for Meeting 21st Century Imperatives - Report of a Workshop C Workshop Agenda and Draft Infrastruture Challenges AGENDA: TOWARD SUSTAINABLE CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE SYSTEMS: FRAMING THE CHALLENGES WORKSHOP MAY 7 AND 8, 2008 NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES 2101 CONSTITUTION AVENUE, N.W. WASHINGTON, D.C. WORKSHOP OBJECTIVES Frame fundamental challenges in moving toward critical infrastructure systems (water, wastewater, transportation, communications, power, telecommunications) that are physically, socially, economically, and environmentally sustainable. Identify a range of policies, strategies, technologies, processes, and other lines of inquiry with the potential to address these challenges.
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Sustainable Critical Infrastruture Systems: A Framework for Meeting 21st Century Imperatives - Report of a Workshop WEDNESDAY, MAY 7, 2008 8:15 a.m. Welcome and Purpose of the Workshop and Desired Outcomes David J. Nash, Chair, and E. Sarah Slaughter, Vice Chair 8:30 a.m. Globalization and Infrastructure Needs Michael Gallis, Michael Gallis and Associates 9:15 a.m. The Next-Generation U.S. Infrastructure Nancy Rutledge Connery, Consultant 10:00 a.m. Break 10:30 a.m. Presentations of the Draft Challenges Objectives and Ground Rules for Breakout Sessions 12:00 noon Lunch 1:00 p.m. Parallel Breakout Sessions: First Four Challenges, Two Challenges per Group 2:30 p.m. Break 2:45 p.m. Two Groups on Same Challenges Meet and Reconcile Challenges and Lines of Inquiry 3:45 p.m. Break 4:00 p.m. Plenary Session to Present and Discuss Four Reconciled Challenges and Lines of Inquiry—Four 15-Minute Presentations; 30 Minutes for Discussion 5:30 p.m. Wrap-up
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Sustainable Critical Infrastruture Systems: A Framework for Meeting 21st Century Imperatives - Report of a Workshop THURSDAY, MAY 8, 2008 8:15 a.m. Parallel Breakout Sessions: Challenges 5 through 8, Two Challenges per Group 9:45 a.m. Break 10:00 a.m. Two Groups on Same Challenges Meet and Reconcile Challenges and Lines of Inquiry 11:00 a.m. Break 11:15 a.m. Plenary Session to Present and Discuss Four Reconciled Challenges and Lines of Inquiry—Four 15-Minute Presentations; 30 Minutes for Discussion 12:45 p.m. Lunch 1:30 p.m. Plenary Session: Review of Challenges Regarding Urgency and Implementation 2:30 p.m. Break 2:45 p.m. Plenary Session: Workshop Outcomes and Report 4:00 p.m. Adjourn
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Sustainable Critical Infrastruture Systems: A Framework for Meeting 21st Century Imperatives - Report of a Workshop DRAFT CHALLENGES: MOVING TOWARD CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE SYSTEMS THAT ARE PHYSICALLY, ECONOMICALLY, SOCIALLY, AND ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE Draft Challenge 1. Ensure that the nation’s critical infrastructure systems effectively support U.S. competitiveness in the global economy. Draft Challenge 2. Develop the critical infrastructure systems that support responsible U.S. energy independence. Draft Challenge 3. Upgrade, renew, replace, and provide new infrastructure systems to meet current and future requirements; improve reliability; improve performance and cost-effectiveness; promote equitably public safety, health, welfare, and social equity; and protect the environment. Draft Challenge 4. Optimize public- and private-sector investments in critical infrastructure systems and ensure adequate, long-term revenue streams for their operation, maintenance, and repair. Draft Challenge 5. Improve the reliability and resiliency of critical infrastructure systems to reduce the adverse impacts of human-made and natural disasters. Draft Challenge 6. Create a base of long-term support among users for infrastructure investments. Draft Challenge 7. Support innovation through the development and adoption of new approaches, technologies, and materials that have the potential to improve the delivery, quality, reliability, and sustainability of critical infrastructure services. Draft Challenge 8. Enhance international exchange and coordination of critical infrastructure systems approaches, services, components, and materials—with respect to finance, public and private ownership structures, regulations, and other factors.