Conference on Environmental Protection Indicators for California

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The 2001 Conference on Environmental Protection Indicators for California: Building a Framework for CalEPA’s Environmental Indicator System introduced CalEPA’s environmental indicators project, known as Environmental Protection Indicators for California (EPIC).
Participants heard from experts representing organizations that develop and utilize environmental indicators. In addition, open discussions and daily breakout sessions at the conference offered an opportunity for participants to provide input into the identification and selection of issues and sub-issues for environmental indicator development.
Conference topics and presenters are listed below along with suggestions for Environmental Protection Indicators for California that were received from the attendees.

Conference Topics

Day One: Speakers

Day One: Break-Out Session

Day Two: Speakers

Day Two: Break-Out Session

Idea Wall

 

Day One

Environmental Protection Indicators for California (EPIC): Introduction to the Project, Plans and Efforts to Date
Carmen Milanes
Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment

 

An Introduction to Environmental Indicators
Gil Bergquist
Institute of Science and Public Affairs
Florida State University

 

Environmental Indicators at the State Level: The New Jersey Experience
Leslie McGeorge
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
http://www.state.nj.us/dep/

 

Environmental Indicators at the National Level: The Netherlands' Experience
Leon Braat
Public Institute for Health and Environment, The Netherlands

 

Transition Policy and Monitoring in the Netherlands
Gerrt Draaijers
TNO: Organization for Applied Sciences
https://www.tno.nl/tno

 

Break-Out Session

During the conference, participants were asked to respond in groups to the following question: "What are the significant environmental issues for California?"

Download the suggested issues as a PDF file

 

 

Day Two

State-County Partnerships to Develop Environmental Indicators:
Results of a Survey in New Jersey

Carolyn Whittaker
University of Alberta
(Formerly with the Environmental Occupational Health Science Institute, New Jersey Center for Environmental Indicators)

 

Ecological Indicators and Guidelines for Application
Laura Jackson
U.S. EPA Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program

 

Environmental Indicators: Lessons from the Field (Silicon Valley Environmental Partnership)
Peter Melhus
Silicon Valley Environmental Partnership

 

The Development of an Environmental Measurement System to Track Mercury Contamination and Management in New England
Ken Jones
Green Mountain Institute

 

Break-Out Session

During the conference, participants were asked to respond in groups to the following question: "What environmental indicators could be used to quantitatively describe environmental issues?"

Download the suggested indicators as a PDF file

 

Idea Wall

During the conference, participants were encouraged to write down their ideas, suggestions or comments on an "idea wall."

Download the idea wall as a PDF file