September 21, 2017

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Workshop on Energy, Transportation, 
and Water Infrastructures: Policy and Social Perspectives
WESEP: Wind Energy Science, Engineering, and Policy

Workshop Agenda

The workshop has concluded.

The agenda can be viewed here (.pdf), and below.

 Presentations, Day 1

Michael Hightower – Energy, Water, Transportation Interdependencies

David T. Allen – The Interface of Infrastructures, Markets, and Natural Cycles – Managing Electricity, Water and Air Quality

Kevin E. Lansey – Optimization of conjunctive water supply and reuse systems with distributed treatment

Emery Roe – Research on California Delta for Risk Assessment & Management of Interconnected Critical Structures

Lamine Mili – Resilient and Sustainable Interdependent Electric Power and Communications Systems

Huei Peng and Jarod Kelly – Multi-Scale Design and Control Framework for Dynamically Coupled Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructures, with Application to Vehicle-to-Grid Integration

Robert Brown – Bioeconomy Institute and Iowa EPSCoR Project

 

Presentations, Day 2

James McCalley – National Energy & Transportation Infrastructure Design

Arka Pandit and John C. Crittenden – Sustainable Infrastructure for Energy and Water Supply (SINEWS)

Yun Bai and Stephen Gasteyer – Interdependence, Resilience and Sustainability of Infrastructure Systems for Biofuel Development

Paul Thompson – Ethics and Technology

Leigh Raymond – Market-based Approaches to Address Climate Change – Myths And Reality

Philip Warburg – Wind Power’s Human Landscape

Fred Beach – Infrastructure as Momentum

Juliet E. Carlisle – Public Attitudes Towards Large-Scale Solar Energy Development in the U.S.

Lulu Rodriguez – Public perception of and attitudes toward wind energy

 

Presentation, Day 3

Michael Deane – The Sustainable Path Forward for the Nation’s Water Infrastructure

 

Speakers’ Biographies

 

Wednesday | July 17 | Memorial Union, Iowa State University

12:00 – 1:00

Registration

 

Sun Room

1:00 – 1:30

Welcome and Opening Remarks

 

James D. McCalley

Harpole Professor of Electrical Engineering and Principal Investigator, RESIN

Iowa State University

 

Arne Hallam

Associate Dean for Operations, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Iowa State University

 

1:30 – 2:20

Featured Speaker

 

Michael Hightower

Distinguished Member, Technical Staff

Sandia National Laboratories

Policy development pathways for energy, transportation and water infrastructure

 

Introduced by Nicholas Brown, Workshop Co-chair

 

2:20 – 3:30

Resilient and Sustainable Infrastructures (RESIN)

National Science Foundation

Session A

RESIN PIs present their work on sustainability, resilience, and robustness followed by Q&A

 

David T. Allen

Melvin H. Gertz Regents Chair in Chemical Engineering

The University of Texas at Austin

The interface of infrastructures, markets, and natural cycles – innovative modeling and control mechanisms for managing electricity, water, and air quality in Texas

 

Kevin E. Lansey

Professor of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics

University of Arizona

Optimization of conjunctive water supply and reuse systems with distributed treatment for high-growth, water-scarce regions

 

Introduced by Jeremy Van Dam, Wind Energy Science, Engineering and Policy IGERT Fellow

 

3:30 – 3:45

Break


 

3:45 – 5:30

Resilient and Sustainable Infrastructures (RESIN)

National Science Foundation

Session B

 

Emery Roe

Senior Researcher, Center for Catastrophic Risk Management

UC-Berkeley

Assessing and managing cascading failure vulnerabilities of complex interdependent, interactive, adaptive human-based infrastructure systems

 

Lamine Mili

Professor of Electrical Engineering

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Resilient and sustainable interdependent electric power and communications systems

 

Huei Peng

Professor of Mechanical Engineering
University of Michigan – Ann Arbor

Jarod Kelly

Assistant Research Scientist, Center for Sustainable Systems

University of Michigan – Ann Arbor

A multi-scale design and control framework for dynamically coupled sustainable and resilient infrastructures, with application to vehicle-to-grid integration

 

Introduced by Armando Figueroa, Workshop Outreach

 

5:30 – 6:30

Break

6:30 – 8:00

Campanile Room

Welcome Dinner for Invited Guests

7:15 – 7:35

 

Robert C. Brown
Director, Bioeconomy Institute
Iowa State University
An Introduction to the Bioeconomy Institute

 

Introduced by Sara Beth Parks, Workshop Communications

 

 

 

Thursday | July 18

7:00 – 8:00

Registration and Breakfast

8:00 – 8:40

Sun Room

Featured Speaker

Policy development pathways for infrastructure in transportation

 

Paul F. Hanley

Director of the Transportation Policy Research Program, Public Policy Center

University of Iowa

 

Introduced by David Jahn, Workshop Budget and Logistics Manager

 

8:40 – 10:25

Resilient and Sustainable Infrastructures (RESIN)

National Science Foundation

Session C

 

James D. McCalley

Harpole Professor of Electrical Engineering

Iowa State University

21st Century national energy and transportation infrastructures: Balancing sustainability, costs, and resiliency (NETSCORE-21)

 

Arka Pandit

Graduate Research Assistant in Civil and Environmental Engineering

Georgia Institute of Technology

Sustainable infrastructures for energy and water supply (SINEWS)

 

Yun Bai

Postdoctoral Researcher

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Interdependence, Resilience and Sustainability of Infrastructures for Biofuel Development

 

Introduced by Michael Johnson, Workshop Committee Student Member

 

10:25 – 11:10

White Paper Breakout Session #1

11:10 – 12:35

 

Panel Chair: Professor Clark Wolf

Director of Bioethics, Professor of Philosophy

Iowa State University

 

Land Use

 

Paul B. Thompson

W.K. Kellogg Chair in Agricultural Food and Community Ethics

Michigan State University

Land use decisions and property rights: Food vs. energy

11:10 – 12:35

Carbon Dioxide

Carbon dioxide, the ultimate externality: Are there market solutions?

 

Jonathan C. Carlson

Professor of Law & International Studies and Victor and Carol Alvarez Fellow in Law

The University of Iowa College of Law

 

Leigh S. Raymond

Professor of Political Science

Purdue University

Market-based approaches to address climate change: myths and realities

 

Introduced by Heather Sauder, Workshop Outreach Manager

 

12:35 – 12:45

Break

12:45 – 2:20

Luncheon

1:30 – 2:20

Featured Speaker

 

Dean A. Crist

Vice President of Regulation

MidAmerican Energy Company

Policy development pathways for infrastructure in energy

 

Introduced by Dr. James McCalley, Workshop Principal Investigator and Adviser

 

2:20 – 2:30

Break

2:30 – 3:20

Featured Speaker

 

Philip Warburg

Author of Harvest the Wind: America’s Journey to Jobs, Energy Independence, and Climate Stability (2012)

Wind Power’s Human Landscape

 

Introduced by Nicholas Brown, Workshop Co-chair

 

3:20 – 3:30

Break


 

3:30 – 5:50

 

Panel Chair: Professor James McCormick

Chair, Department of Political Science

Iowa State University

 

Wind Energy

 

Lulu Rodriguez

Professor in the Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication

Iowa State University

 

David A. Drescher

Vice President of Wind & Solar

Exelon Generation

 

Natural Gas

 

Fred C. Beach

Assistant Director, Energy Policy, The University of Texas at Austin Energy Institute

The University of Texas at Austin

 

Public Attitudes

 

Juliet E. Carlisle

Assistant Professor

Department of Political Science, Idaho State University

 

Introduced by David Jahn, Workshop Budget and Logistics Manager

 

5:50 – 6:30

Break

6:30 – 8:00

Great Hall

Cocktail Reception & Poster Session

6:30 – 6:50

 

“Sri” S. Sritharan
Lead, Wind Energy Initiative, College of Engineering
Iowa State University
An Introduction to the Wind Energy Initiative

 

Introduced by Huiyi Zhang, Workshop Chair

 

8:00

Announcement of Winning Posters

 

Friday | July 19

7:00 – 8:00

Registration and Breakfast

8:00 – 8:50

Sun Room

Featured Speaker

 

Michael Deane

Executive Director

National Association of Water Companies

The Sustainable Path Forward for the Nation’s Water Infrastructure

 

Introduced by Huiyi Zhang, Workshop Chair

 

8:50 – 10:00

 

White Paper Breakout Session #2

 

10:00 – 11:00

 

Breakout Summaries

 

11:00 – 12:00

 

Group Tours

 

 

 

For tour information, see https://www.igert.windenergy.iastate.edu/events/etwi-psp/workshop-agenda/