Session 3
29 - 30 MAY 2014
U.S. National Academy of Sciences, Washington DC, USA


SESSION 3 - Practitioners Talk: Restoration - assessing a long track record of practices and scientific studies

From a practical perspective, this session will present how restoration knowledge and practices have evolved over the past years. It will cover constraints, positive externalities and the most up-to-date approaches related to restoration. Speakers will focus on the US experience related to water resources and forest experiences in Brazil.

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Harvey Fineberg

President, Institute of Medecine of the National Academies, USA
Harvey V. Fineberg, MD, PhD, is President of the Institute of Medicine. He previously served Harvard University as Provost for 4 years and 13 years as Dean of the School of Public Health. He helped found and served as President of the Society for Medical Decision Making and has been a consultant to the World Health Organization. His research has included assessment of medical technology, evaluation of vaccines, and dissemination of medical innovations. At the Institute of Medicine, he has chaired and served on a number of panels dealing with health policy issues, ranging from AIDS to new medical technology. He currently chairs the boards of the Hewlett Foundation and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. He is the author or co-author of numerous books and articles on subjects including global health, prevention of disease, and increasing the quality, safety, and value obtained from health care.

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Pedro Brancalion

Mata atlantica Forest Restoration Pact, University of San Paulo (USP)
Dr. Pedro Brancalion is professor at the University of São Paulo, Brazil. He has been actively involved in the last 10 years with the development of innovative tropical forest restoration approaches in human-modified landscapes, and has published two books and 50 peer-reviewed papers on this issue. His research findings have been directly applied in the Atlantic Forest Restoration Pact, a coalition of more than 250 institutions engaged in the restoration of 15 million ha in this global biodiversity Hotspot by 2050, as well as in the development of both state- and federal-level policies on ecological restoration. Ultimately, he has contributed to integrate research, practice and policy as a tripod to sustain large-scale restoration for improving human well-being and biological conservation.
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Anne Castle

Assistant Secretary for Water and Science, U.S. Department of the Interior
Anne J. Castle is, since 2009, Assistant Secretary for Water and Science for the U.S. Department of the Interior, where she oversees water and science policy and has responsibility for the Bureau of Reclamation and the U.S. Geological Survey. Castle spearheaded Interior’s WaterSMART program and was the driving force behind the 2010 MoU on hydropower generation among Interior, the Department of Energy, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. She provides leadership on Colorado River issues and is Secretary’s designee and Chair of the Glen Canyon Dam Adaptive Management Work Group, and a champion of the National Land Imaging Program. Castle served on the South Platte River Basin Task Force and was twice appointed to the Colorado Ground Water Commission.


The Conference has been proposed by

Veolia Institute

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Veolia Institute, environmental think tank dedicated to promoting foresight reflection on interactions between society and the environment

US Water Science and Technology Board

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Agence Française De Développement

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International Union for Conservation of Nature

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