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Looking Ahead to Maryland 2050:
Living in Our Environment

December 2006 Workshop
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Agenda, December 4, 2006 Workshop MD2050 Home
   
8:00–8:30 Sign-in, Meet Colleagues Inn & Conference Ctr
   
8:30–9:15 Welcome and Introduction
Matthias Ruth, Center for Integrative Environmental Research
Ken Gertz, Division of Research
John Townshend, Department of Geography
Chesapeake Room
  Future Studies: Maryland in the World
Dennis Pirages, Department of Government & Politics
 
   
9:15–10:30 Panel I: Global Drivers and Their Local Influences Chesapeake Room
  Facilitator
Matthias Ruth, Center for Integrative Environmental Research
 
  Demography
Seth Sanders, Department of Economics
 
  Economic Growth
Dan Nees, Environmental Finance Center
 
  Energy and Environment
Herb Rabin, Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute
 
  Climate Change
Anthony Janetos, Joint Global Change Research Institute
 
 

Climate Variability
Antonio Busalacchi, Earth Systems Science Interdisciplinary Center

 
  Q&A  
   
10:30-10:45 Break  
   
10:45–12:00 Panel II: Maryland in a Changing World Chesapeake Room
  Facilitator
Deborah Goodings, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
 
  Water
Gerry Galloway, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
 
  Changing Role of Agriculture
Bruce James, Department of Natural Resources Sciences
 
  Land use
Steve Prince, Department of Geography
 
 

Land-Ocean Interface
Donald Boesch, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Sciences

 
  Infrastructure
Matthias Ruth, Center for Integrative Environmental Research
 
 

Human Health and the Environment
Betty Dabney, Maryland Institute of Applied Environmental Health

 
  Q&A  
   
12:00–1:15 Lunch Ft. McHenry Room
   
1:15–3:15 Work Groups 1, 2, 3:
Global Drivers and their Local Influences
1: Room 2112
2: Room 2110
3: Room 2130
  Work Groups 4, 5, 6:
Maryland in a Changing World
4: Room 2105
5: Room 2117
6: Room 2129
 

Sample Discussion Questions:

1. What are the issues with significant implications which Maryland will face by 2050 that need to be addressed? Which are not being addressed or could be better addressed?

2. What are the key research questions that could provide needed insights to fill information, education, or policy gaps for Maryland in 2050?
a. What are the data needs to address them? Are the necessary data not there, not adequately accessible…?
b. What are the significant uncertainties? Is current research a sufficient basis for action, or is further research needed to reduce uncertainty?
c. What critical connections among issues can we identify within/outside Maryland ?

3. What are meaningful next steps to showcase and develop UMD research among local decision makers in the public, private and non-profit sectors?

 
   
3:15-3:30 Break  
   
3:30– 5:00 MD 2050 Workshop Findings Chesapeake Room
  Facilitator
Matthias Ruth, Center for Integrative Environmental Research
 
 

Global Drivers, Local Influences: Workgroup Summary Reports
Christopher Justice, Department of Geography
Elizabeth Malone, Joint Global Change Research Institute
Bryan Eichhorn, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

 
  Maryland in a Changing World: Workgroup Summary Reports
Russell Dickerson, Dept of Atmospheric & Oceanic Science
Glenn Moglen, Dept of Civil and Environmental Engineering
John Frece, National Center for Smart Growth Research & Education
 
 

Maryland 2050 Synthesis
John Townshend, Department of Geography

 
 

Next Steps
Matthias Ruth, Center for Integrative Environmental Research

 

Maryland 2050 is hosted by the Center for Integrative Environmental Research at the University of Maryland in collaboration with a campus-wide planning committee. We wish to thank the Department of Geography at the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences for sponsoring this workshop and helping to launch the Maryland 2050 initiative.