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<b>Managing Coastal Waters in China</b>

By Timothy Hildebrandt and Jennifer L. Turner

<b>Hazardous Waste Challenges in Greater China</b>

Speakers: Gao Nianping, Hunan Association of Environmental Protection Industry; Pang Kin-hing, Hong Kong Environmental Protection Department; Wu Tung-jye, Green Formosa Front

<b>Water Crises in China and Pakistan</b>

Featuring: Naser Faruqi, International Development Research Centre; Ma Jun, South China Morning Post (SCMP.com); Sylvana Li, U.S. Department of Agriculture (Discussant)

By Timothy Hildebrandt and Jennifer L. Turner

<b>Green Activism and Civil Society in South Korea </b>

Featureing: Mr. Seo Wang-Jin, Secretary General, Citizen Movement for Environmental Justice; Ms. Kim Je-Nam, Co-Secretary General, Green Korea United; Mr. Stephen Costello, The Atlantic Council (Commentator)

<b>Powering Up the Dragon: World Bank and NGO Energy Efficiency Projects in China</b>

Featuring: Denise Knight, International Institute for Energy Conservation; Robert P. Taylor, World Bank; Pam Baldinger, Baldinger and Associates (discussant); Jennifer L. Turner, Environmental Change and Security Project (chair)

By Timothy Hildebrandt and Jennifer L. Turner

The America's Energy Coast Policy Forum

The second America's Energy Coast Policy Forum was held on November 4, 2009 at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington DC. The second policy forum focused on the long-term sustainability of America’s Energy Coast. Region at Risk: Preventing the Loss of Vital National Assets was released in conjunction with the forum and describes the significance and uniqueness of the Gulf Coast, identifies major threats facing the region, and outlines steps that must be taken to protect and restore this invaluable landscape.

The Convergence of Science and Engineering for Sustaining Coastal Landscapes &#8211; Case Study: Louisiana's Comprehensive Master Plan for a Sustainable Coast

Following the devastating impacts of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, the State of Louisiana assembled experts in coastal restoration as well as transportation and levee specialists to develop the first fully integrated plan to save coastal Louisiana in history – Integrated Ecosystem Restoration and Hurricane Protection: Louisiana's Comprehensive Master Plan for a Sustainable Coast. The plan is a paradigm of cooperation, employing a comprehensive, systems approach to protect Louisiana's coast, its population, vital infrastructure, and habitat in a place of world ecological significance.

Why is Urban Assistance Important? Inserting Urban Issues Into the Development Agenda

This will be the concluding seminar of the CUSP series on Global Urban Poverty. Attendance is limited.

Water and Sanitation for the Urban Poor: The Orangi Pilot Project in Karachi, Pakistan and Density & Urban Form in Dakar, Senegal

According to the United Nations, over one billion people lack access to clean water and over two billion have no access to sanitation, the primary cause of diseases like cholera that take the lives of more than 6,000 children in poor countries every day. This seminar will examine the Orangi Pilot Project (OPP) in Karachi, Pakistan. The OPP was established in 1980 with the purpose of overcoming the constraints faced by the government in regularizing and improving katchi abadis (squatter settlements on government land). Dr.