Board on Chemical Sciences and Technology Water Science and Technology Board WATER AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT: OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE CHEMICAL SCIENCES Monday-Tuesday, June 2-3, 2003 Beckman Center, Irvine California A Workshop Convened by the Chemical Sciences Roundtable Organizers: Parry M. Norling (RAND) and Frankie Wood-Black (ConocoPhillips) The workshop will bring together leaders in chemistry, chemical engineering and water science and technology from government, academia, and the not-for-profit sector to explore the opportunities in the chemical sciences to help resolve water-related technical needs and issues such as monitoring, purification, waste treatment, and conservation. MONDAY JUNE 2, 2003 SESSION 1. CONTEXT AND OVERVIEW. What role does water play in sustainable development, what are the impacts of inadequate water supplies in various human activities, and what can be done to increase the supply of pure fresh water? Alan D. Hecht, White House Council on Environmental Quality Water: A Critical Part of Our Global Agenda Dennis J. Hjeresen, Los Alamos National Laboratory and the Green Chemistry Institute Green Chemistry: The Impact on Water Quality and Supplies David P. Krabbenhoft, U.S. Geological Survey, Water Resources Division Methylmercury Contamination of Aquatic Ecosystems: A Widespread Problem with Many Challenges for the Chemical Sciences SESSION 2. WATER QUALITY AND SUPPLY: ANALYSIS AND TREATMENT. What are the successful approaches and needs for new approaches— membrane processes, photochemical processes, nanotechnologies, use of newer flocculants, oxidants, bioprocesses, and green chemistry—in the monitoring, analysis, and treatment of water? Thomas E. Hinkebein, Sandia National Laboratories Desalination: Limitations and Challenges Richard G. Luthy, Stanford University Organic Contaminants in the Environment: Challenges for the Water /Environmental Engineering Community Elias Greenbaum, Oak Ridge National Laboratory AquaSentinel: Biosensors for Rapid Monitoring of Primary-Source Drinking Water MONDAY EVENING: Reception and Dinner followed by speaker Virginia Grebbien, Orange County Water District: Some New Approaches at the Orange County Water District. TUESDAY, JUNE 3, 2003 SESSION 3 WATER: BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES What are the “market opportunities” for the chemical industry and water community and what are their responsibilities for protecting and sustaining the quality and quantity of water supplies? Floyd Wicks, American Water Company of California A Perspective from the a Water Company Bhasker Davé, Ondeo Nalco Sustainable Development: Role of Industrial Water Management Carol Jensen, Dow Chemical Company Water Solutions and Strategies in the Chemical Industry Bruce A. Macler, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 9 Classifying Drinking Water Contamination for Regulatory Consideration Each speaker’s presentation (30 minutes) will be followed by a 20-minute discussion session.