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Main Title Science for environmental protection : the road ahead /
CORP Author National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Science for EPA's Future.
Publisher National Academies Press,
Year Published 2012
OCLC Number 813926152
ISBN 9780309264891; 0309264898
Subjects Environmental protection--United States. ; Environmental protection--Decision making. ; Umweltforschung
Additional Subjects United States.--Environmental Protection Agency.
Internet Access
Description Access URL
National Academies Press
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EHAM  TD170.N37 2012 Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 04/26/2017
EKCM  TD171.8.S35 2012 CEMM/GEMMD Library/Gulf Breeze,FL 12/26/2012
ELBM  TD170.N37 2012 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 07/16/2019
ERAM  TD171.8.S35 2012 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 12/31/2012
Collation xvi, 233 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 23 cm
"In anticipation of future environmental science and engineering challenges and technologic advances, [USEPA] asked the National Research Council (NRC) to assess the overall capabilities of the agency to develop, obtain, and use the best available scientific and technologic information and tools to meet persistent, emerging, and future mission challenges and opportunities. Although the committee cannot predict with certainty what new environmental problems EPA will face in the next 10 years or more, it worked to identify some of the common drivers and common characteristics of problems that are likely to occur."--Website description. Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Notes
Introduction -- Challenges of the 21st century -- Using emerging science and technologies to address persistent and future environmental challenges -- Building science for environmental protection in the 21st century -- Enhanced scientific leadership and capacity in the US Environmental Protection Agency -- Findings and recommendations. Appendices: Statement of task of the committee on science for EPA's future -- Biographical information on the committee on science for EPA's future -- The rapidly expanding field of "-omics" technologies -- Scientific computing, information technology, and informatics.