Elaine Phelen, a professional staff member on the U.S. House of
Representatives Committee on Science and Technology, explained some of
new legislative initiatives, including H.R. 1145, the National Water
Research and Development Act of 2009.
|The presentations generated thoughtful discussions between
government representatives, non-governmental organizations, researchers
and consultants. Pictured here: Andrea Mitrovich, Clinton Foundation,
Shahid Chaundhry, California Energy Commission.
|Lynda Stanley, National Research Council, gave participants in
“insider’s view” on the NRC approach to water-related
Valerie Nelson, from the Coalition for Alternative Wastewater
Treatment, brought an innovative perspective on integrating
decentralized components into the community setting.