2nd Sino-U.S. Workshop on Sustainability Issues at the Nexus of Energy, Water, Climate and Air Pollu

Organization: oversea Chinese Environmental Engineers and Scientists Association

Venue: Hilton Pasadena

Location: Pasadena, California, United States

Event Date/Time: Sep 08, 2014 / 7:00 am - (PST) End Date/Time: Sep 09, 2014 / 5:00 pm - (PST)
Abstract Submission Date: Aug 22, 2014 Time: 17:00:00 - (PST)
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Energy, water resources, climate, and air pollution have become closely related over time through the technological evolutions, atmospheric and geochemical reactions of natural or anthropogenic pollution sources. The workshop, to be held in Pasadena, California September 8-9, 2014 will explore the establishment of several Sino-U.S. collaborative research teams to identify priorities for major projects on topics that will help research scientists, engineers, and practitioners to: (1) develop concepts for energy production in harmony with socio-economic development and adaptive resource management, and (2) achieve minimization of environmental degradation and climate change.


Discussion topics include, but not limited to:


·         Urbanization and its NEWCAP challenges

·         Impacts of natural gas development on water and air resources

·         Impacts of combustion to air quality and climate change

·         Sustainable water-resource development


The workshop is an outgrowth of a 2013 workshop in Arlington VA (more information ). The workshop goals are (1) fostering collaboration among the researchers and practitioners in both countries who have the expertise necessary to conduct research and improve environment-related issues of NEWCAP, (2) identifying and prioritizing key questions, hypotheses, and common data to generate and expand new research activities in NEWCAP, and (3) developing multi-institutional collaborative projects to be funded by U.S. and China.


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