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C Workshop Agenda and Draft Infrastructure Challenges A G E N D A : T O WA R D S U S TA I N A B L E CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE SYSTEMS: FRAMING THE CHALLENGES WORKSHOP M a y 7 a nd 8 , 2 0 0 8 N a t ion a l A c a demy o f S ciences 2 1 0 1 C ons t i t u t ion A venue , N . W . W a shing t on , D . C . W orkshop O b j ec t ives â¢ Frame fundamental challenges in moving toward critical infrastructure systems (water, wastewater, transportation, communications, power, telecommuni- cations) that are physically, socially, economically, and environmentally sustainable. â¢ Identify a range of policies, strategies, technologies, processes, and other lines of inquiry with the potential to address these challenges. 59
W ednesd a y , M a y 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 Inquiryâ Four 15-Minute Presentations; 30 Minutes for Discussion 5:30 p.m. Wrap-up 60 SUSTAINABLE CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE SYSTEMS
T hursd a y , M a y 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 Inquiryâ 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 61
D R AFT C H A L L E N G E S : M O V I N G 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 AT 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 â¢ Draft Challenge 1. Ensure that the nationâs critical infra- structure systems effectively support U.S. competitive- ness in the global economy. â¢ Draft Challenge 2. Develop the critical infrastruc- ture systems that support responsible U.S. energy independence. â¢ 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. â¢ Draft Challenge 4. Optimize public- and private-Âsector investments in critical infrastructure systems and ensure adequate, long-term revenue streams for their operation, maintenance, and repair. â¢ Draft Challenge 5. Improve the reliability and resiliency of critical infrastructure systems to reduce the adverse impacts of human-made and natural disasters. â¢ Draft Challenge 6. Create a base of long-term support among users for infrastructure investments. â¢ 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. â¢ Draft Challenge 8. Enhance international exchange and coordination of critical infrastructure systems approaches, services, components, and materialsâwith respect to finance, public and private ownership struc- tures, regulations, and other factors. 62 SUSTAINABLE CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE SYSTEMS