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Environmental Engineering for the 21st Century: Addressing Grand Challenges

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Environmental Engineering for the 21st Century: Addressing Grand Challenges


Wednesday, December 5, 2018, 4:00-5:00pm EST

Environmental challenges continue to multiply as the global population expands to more than 9 billion people by 2050 and as demands for clean water, food, and energy rise, all in the context of global climate change. The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine invites you to the public release of a new report, Environmental Engineering in the 21st Century: Addressing Grand Challenges.

The report was developed by experts from a wide range of fields who, with input from the scientific community, identify the biggest global challenges over the next several decades for which the expertise of environmental engineers will be needed. The study also describes how the environmental engineering field—and colleges and universities—might evolve to better address those challenges. The study is modeled, in part, on the NAE Grand Challenges in Engineering.

Register today to attend the event in person or by webcast. Committee members will present the findings of the report followed by a Q&A. The report will become available to the public at 2:00 p.m. EST on Monday, December 3, 2018.


Speakers include:

  • Domenico Grasso (Chair), University of Michigan, Dearborn
  • Dan Greenbaum, Health Effects Institute
  • Kimberly Jones, Howard University
  • Bob Perciasepe, Center for Climate and Energy Solutions
  • Steve Polasky, University of Minnesota
  • Julie Zimmerman, Yale University

Committee members will present the findings of the report followed by a Q&A and a reception from 5-6 pm.

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