10:35 a.m.Drinking Water Valuation: Challenges, Approaches, and Opportunities
Diane Dupont, Ph.D.
Professor of Economics, Brock University
11:00 a.m.Impacts of Demographic Changes and Water Management Policies on Freshwater Resources
Jill Boberg, Ph.D.
11:25 a.m.Sustainability of Drinking Water: Some Thoughts from a Midwestern Perspective
R. Peter Richards, Ph.D.
Senior Research Scientist, National Center for Water Quality Research, Heidelberg College
11:50 a.m.Discussion (initial Q&A about the presentations, followed by discussion of these topics with panel and audience members)
How do we account for the (monetary) value of ecology in providing drinking water?
How do we strike a balance between the competing interests for water in society when many countries and many agencies within a country govern various aspects of water usage?
How do we integrate ecology into a sustainable water plan?
What are the opportunities to integrate knowledge of political will, cultural and behavioral factors, and demographic trends to obtain more sustainable water services?
12:20 p.m.Lunch

From: Appendix A, Workshop Agenda

Cover of Global Environmental Health
Global Environmental Health: Research Gaps and Barriers for Providing Sustainable Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Services: Workshop Summary.
Institute of Medicine (US) Roundtable on Environmental Health Sciences, Research, and Medicine.
Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 2009.
Copyright © 2009, National Academy of Sciences.

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