Nominations: Grand Challenges in Environmental Engineering

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Call for Nominations

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine is undertaking a study to identify high priority challenges for the broad field of environmental engineering and science. The complexity and scale of environmental challenges is growing as the global population expands toward 10 billion people by 2050 and as demands for clean water, food, and energy rise—all in the context of a rapidly changing climate. These should be significant societal challenges that will require the expertise of environmental engineering and science to resolve or manage.

The study will be carried out by a committee of approximately 15 volunteer experts. The overall composition of the committee will need the range of expertise needed to address the study’s statement of task. Through a series of meetings, the committees will gather input from stakeholders and the public, deliberate, and develop a report that will serve as a basis for additional outreach and workshops.

The National Academies invites you to submit a nomination for experts to serve on this study using the form below. Specific areas of expertise needed are listed below. In addition to experts in environmental engineering and science, we are seeking nominations of individuals who have broad experience in government, environmental management, and solving complex environmental challenges. 

Specific areas of expertise needed:
  • Drinking water and wastewater treatment

  • Water resources management
  • Hydrology
  • Air quality
  • Atmospheric and climate sciences
  • Renewable energy and resource recovery
  • Geotechnical engineering
  • Waste treatment and management, including contaminated site remediation
  • Environmental chemistry and toxicology
  • Environmental monitoring technology

  • Agronomy/agricultural engineering
Biological sciences and aquatic ecology
  • Ecosystem services

  • Coastal and ocean sciences

  • Public health engineering
  • Social, economic, and behavioral sciences
  • Sustainability System analysis and integrated modeling
  • Public policy and implementation
Please submit nominations by October 10, 2016. 
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