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Workshop Agenda and Draft Infrastruture Challenges

AGENDA: TOWARD SUSTAINABLE CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE SYSTEMS: FRAMING THE CHALLENGES WORKSHOP

MAY 7 AND 8, 2008

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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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C Workshop Agenda and D raft Infrastructure Challenges a G E N D a : t O Wa R D S U S t a I N a B L E CRItICaL INfRaStRUCtURE SYStEMS: fRaMING tHE CHaLLENGES WORKSHOP M aY 7 a N D 8 , 2 0 0 8 N at I O N a L a C a D E M Y O f S C I E N C E S 2 1 0 1 C O N S t I t U t I O N a V E N U E , N . W. WaSHINGtON, D.C. WORKSHOP OBjECtIVES • Frame fundamental challenges in moving toward critical infrastructure systems (water, wastewater, transportation, communications, power, telecommuni- cations) 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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W E D N E S D aY , M aY 7 , 2 0 0 8 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 0 SUSTAINABLE CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE SYSTEMS

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t H U R S D aY , M aY 8 , 2 0 0 8 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  APPENDIX C

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DRaft CHaLLENGES: MOVING t O Wa R D C R I t I C a L I N f R a S t R U C t U R E S Y S t E M S t H a t a R E P H Y S I C a L L Y, E C O N O M I C a L L Y, S O C I a L L Y, a N D E N V I R O N M E N ta L L Y S U S ta I N a B L E • Draft Challenge 1. Ensure that the nation’s critical infra- structure systems effectively support U.S. competitive- ness in the global economy. • Draft Challenge 2. Develop the critical infrastruc- ture 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 perfor- mance 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 devel- opment 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 struc- tures, regulations, and other factors.  SUSTAINABLE CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE SYSTEMS