Developing Global Sustainability - U.S./China Partnerships

 

The meeting was held on Friday, May 20, 2011 at 8:40 a.m. with welcome remarks, followed by the first plenary address. The second half of the morning consisted of a plenary panel on the three conference themes of energy, transportation and water. Following lunch, concurrent sessions continued through the end of the afternoon.

On Saturday, May 21, a plenary address took place at 8:30 a.m. The second half of the morning consisted of concurrent sessions on the three conference themes of energy, transportation and water. Following lunch, parallel sessions were held on the three conference themes of energy, transportation and water.


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FRIDAY, MAY 20, 2011
 
8:00 am - 8:40 am BREAKFAST/REGISTRATION

Rackham Lobby, 1st Fl.
8:40 am - 9:00 am WELCOME Amphitheatre, 4th Fl.
    Mark M. Banaszak Holl, Associate Vice President for Research, U-M  
    Stephen R. Forrest, Vice President for Research, U-M  
 
9:00 am - 10:20 am PLENARY: Developing Global Sustainability - China/U.S. Partnerships Amphitheatre, 4th Fl.
    David Sandalow, U.S. Department of Energy
    Chen Xiangli, President, GE China Technology Center
    Panel Discussion
 
10:20 am - 10:40 am BREAK Assembly Hall, 4th Fl.
 
10:40 am - 11:30 am PLENARY PANEL: Developing Global Sustainability -
China/U.S. Partnerships
Amphitheatre, 4th Fl.
    Neil Hawkins, The Dow Chemical Company
    Ma Jun, Institute of Public and Environmental Affairs
    Chen Xiangli, President, GE China Technology Center
    Dennis Assanis, Director, Michigan Memorial Phoenix Energy Institute
    Jerry Fletcher, Director and Professor, West Virginia University
    DISCUSSANT: Mark Banaszak Holl, University of Michigan

11:30 am - 12:45 pm

LUNCH

Michigan League, 2nd Fl.

12:45 pm - 5:00 pm PARALLEL SESSIONS Rackham, 4th Fl.
 
12:45 pm - 2:00 pm Coal-Based Options for Energy Generation: Strategies
for the Next 30 Years
Assembly Hall
    Cai Ningsheng, Tsinghua University
    Jerry Fletcher, West Virginia University
    Robert Williams, Princeton University
    Panel Discussion
 
12:45 pm - 2:00 pm The Role of Safety in Sustainable Transportation West Conference Rm
    Zhang Wei, Tsinghua University
    Shaobo Qiu, China FAW Group
    Michael Sivak, University of Michigan
    Jim Noble, Zurich Services Corporation
 
12:45 pm - 2:00 pm Power and Water? Competitive Needs for Our Dams Amphitheatre
    Wang Hao, China Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Research
    Patricia Mulroy, Las Vegas Valley Water District/
Southern Nevada Water Authority
 
2:10 pm - 3:25 pm Clean Vehicles for Tomorrow's Transportation Assembly Hall
    Dennis Assanis, University of Michigan
    Christopher Grundler, Environmental Protection Agency
    Zhen Huang, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
    Panel Discussion
 
2:10 pm - 3:25 pm Use of Waterfootprinting and Other Stewardship Tools
to Enable Policy and Practice
Amphitheatre
    Peter Adriaens, University of Michigan
    J. Carl Ganter, Circle of Blue
    Wendy Larson, Limno-Tech, Inc.
    John Peichel, GE Water & Process Technologies
    Zhang Guoping, Water Footprint Network
    Panel Discussion
 
2:10 pm - 3:25 pm Consumer Uptake of Next Generation Seamless Multi-modal
Transportation Systems in China and the U.S.
West Conference Rm
    David Hung, University of Michigan -
Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute
    Richard Gonzalez, University of Michigan
    Ben Stanley, IBM Automotive Industry Lead,
China Information Technology & Services
    DISCUSSANT: Susan Zielinski, University of Michigan
    Panel Discussion
   
3:35 pm - 4:50 pm Building for Sustainability: Strategies of Better Living Assembly Hall
    William Jackson, The Dow Chemical Company
    Xiaobing Liua,Oak Ridge National Laboratory
    Yan Da, Tsinghua University
    Panel Discussion
 
3:35 pm - 4:50 pm Strategies for Sustainable Transportation: The Role of National Policy West Conference Rm
    Feng An, President and Executive Director, Innovation Center
for Energy and Transportation (iCET)
    Robert Bertini, U.S. Department of Transportation
    Peter Sweatman, University of Michigan
    Panel Discussion
 
3:35 pm - 4:50 pm Water Pollution Control - Progress in China and the United States Amphitheatre
    David Dilks, Limno-Tech, Inc.
    Joan Rose, Michigan State University
    Tao Shu, Peking University
 
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm POSTER SESSION/RECEPTION Rackham Lobby, 1st Fl.
 
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm WELCOME Kahn Auditorium, A. Alfred Taubman Biomedical Science Research Building
    Mary Sue Coleman, President, University of Michigan

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm


PLENARY: Climate Change and a Sustainable Business Model

 
    George Biltz, The Dow Chemical Company
 
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm DINNER Atrium, Taubman BSRB

SATURDAY, MAY 21, 2011
 
8:00 am - 8:30 am BREAKFAST/REGISTRATION Assembly Hall, 4th Fl.
 
8:30 am - 10:15 am PLENARY: Information Changes Everything -
Informing the Public About Their Sustainability Choices
Amphitheatre, 4th Fl.

    Craig Cox , Environmental Working Group
    Ma Jun, Institute of Public and Environmental Affairs
    DISCUSSANT: Donald Scavia/Carl Ganter , University of Michigan
    Panel Discussion
 
10:15 am - 10:30 am BREAK Assembly Hall, 4th Fl.
 
10:30 am - 12:00 pm PLENARY: Culture Drives Demands -
Steps Toward a Sustainable Pacific Rim
Amphitheatre, 4th Fl.
    David Nye, University of Southern Denmark
    Huang Yasheng, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    DISCUSSANT: Irving Salmeen, University of Michigan
    Panel Discussion
 
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm LUNCH Michigan League, 2nd Fl.
 
1:30 pm - 5:00 pm PARALLEL SESSIONS Rackham, 4th Fl.
 
1:30 pm - 2:50 pm The Sustainable Transportation Supply Chain Amphitheatre
    Michael Belzer, Wayne State University
    Dennis Carlson, Logistics Manager, Steelcase North America
    Martin Pietrucha, The Pennsylvania State University
    John Woodrooffe, University of Michigan
    Panel Discussion
 
1:30 pm - 2:50 pm Integrated Water Systems Assembly Hall
    Zheng Chunmiao, Peking University
    Cai Ximing, University of Illinois
 
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm Delivering on the Promise of Sustainability - The Challenge
for 21st Century Business
Amphitheatre
    James Moran, Director, Neighborhood Funding Resources
    Gabe Wing, Herman Miller, Inc.
    You Xiaojian, Cornell University
         

 

 



Conference themes

|   Sustainable Energy   |   Sustainable Water   |   Sustainable Transportation   |

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