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Water and Sustainable Development

Opportunities for the Chemical Sciences

A Workshop Report to the Chemical Sciences Roundtable

; Editors: Parry Norling, Frankie Wood-Black, and Tina M Masciangioli.

Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); .
ISBN-10: 0-309-09200-0ISBN-10: 0-309-53173-X


A workshop was organized by the Chemical Sciences Roundtable of BCST (Board on Chemical Sciences and Technology) on the topic Water and Sustainable Development: Opportunities for the Chemical Sciences. The workshop brought together top experts in the area of water science and technology and leaders in chemistry and chemical engineering from government, industry, and academia. This interaction was intended to enhance the synergy between these two communities and help engage a broader cross section of the chemical sciences community in this important arena of science and technology. The workshop sessions provided technical background and explored enhanced roles that the chemical sciences R&D community might play in identifying and addressing the issues that make water a critical limiting factor in human economic development and sustainability. The goal of the workshop was to inform the Chemical Sciences Roundtable. In that process, it may also engage the broad chemical sciences community in addressing the question of how to ensure the adequate supply of water that is required for public health, sustainable agriculture and food security, energy generation, and economic growth.


This study was supported by Research Corporation under Grant No. GG0066; the U.S. Department of Energy under Grant No. DE-FG-02-95ER14556; the National Institutes of Health under Grant No. N01-OD-4-2139, Task Order 25; and the National Science Foundation under Grant No. CHE-0328197.

Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the organizations or agencies that provided support for the project.

NOTICE: The project that is the subject of this report was approved by the Governing Board of the National Research Council, whose members are drawn from the councils of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the Institute of Medicine. The members of the committee responsible for the report were chosen for their special competences and with regard for appropriate balance.

Copyright © 2004, National Academy of Sciences.
Bookshelf ID: NBK83735PMID: 22379641DOI: 10.17226/10994


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