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2021
A Tool to Evaluate Used Electronic Flows for the United States 01_2021
(PRESENTATION) [Presented : Jan 28, 2021]
A mounting stream of used electronics requiring appropriate management at the time of reuse and disposal continues to develop as part of current consumer electronics consumption and short lifespans for the commercial electronic devices. An average American owns extensive electron...
A systems perspective on sustainable energy transitions
(PRESENTATION) [Presented : Jun 04, 2021]
This presentation will discuss energy system modeling approaches as well as life cycle assessment tools for understanding the sustainability of energy pathways. Energy system modeling captures the full system from all primary energy resources to end-use demands in the buildings, ...
Alignment with Other Tools: WATCH Workshop
(PRESENTATION) [Presented : Mar 30, 2021]
The talk will present ongoing work under SHC 10.5.1, which involves a study of how EPA tools can be 'harmonized' for use in conjunction with PDE partner tools. There will be a general overview of EPA's Relative Wetland Vulnerabilities Framework (RWVF), CADDIS tool and Adaptation ...
An Ecological Perspective on Living with Fire in Ponderosa Pine Forests of Oregon and Washington: Resistance, Gone but not Forgotten
(JOURNAL) [Published : Jun 01, 2021]
Wildland fires (WLF) have become more frequent, larger, and severe with greater impacts to society and ecosystems and dramatic increases in firefighting costs. Forests throughout the range of ponderosa pine in Oregon and Washington are jeopardized by the interaction of anomalousl...
Associations Between Simulated Future Changes in Climate, Air Quality, and Human Health
(JOURNAL) [Published : Jan 04, 2021]
Importance Future changes in climate are likely to adversely affect human health by affecting concentrations of particulate matter sized less than 2.5 μm (PM2.5) and ozone (O3) in many areas. However, the degree to which these outcomes may be mitigated by reducing air polluta...
BOSC Virtual Meeting February 17-19, 2021, “Meet the Scientists," Christopher Clark: CPHEA, Critical Loads
(PRESENTATION) [Presented : Feb 19, 2021]
This presentation gives a broad overview of the array of research ongoing on improving our understanding of the vulnerability of natural ecosystems to atmospheric deposition of nitrogen and sulfur.
Challenges from the Regional Monitoring Networks: Continuous Data Tools and Management
(PRESENTATION) [Presented : Jun 10, 2021]
Presentation to open workshop. This presentation provides a brief overview of the Regional Monitoring Networks and provides motivation for the four invited presentations on other tools and data management solutions.
City-based Optimization Model for Energy Technologies (COMET) Application to New York City and Insights for Air Quality Management
(PRESENTATION) [Presented : Apr 19, 2021]
Like many cities around the world, New York City is establishing policies to reduce CO2 emissions from all energy sectors by 2050. Understanding the impact of varying degrees of electric vehicle adoption and CO2 intensities  on emission reduction in the city is critical. Her...
Climate Benefits of Reducing Nutrient Pollution in Aquatic Ecosystems
(PRESENTATION) [Presented : Apr 23, 2021]
Recent research shows that limiting nutrient pollution in lakes and reservoirs not only improves water quality but also reduces greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that contribute to climate change (Del Sontro et al. 2018, Beaulieu et al. 2019). The over-enrichment of waters with anth...
Climate Trends and Projections for the Water Sector in the Southeast Climate Region
(PRESENTATION) [Presented : May 20, 2021]
Presentation on observed and projected regional extreme weather variability and the potential impacts on water, wastewater and stormwater utilities, as well as relevant data resources. To be delivered as an invited presentation for a webinar series co-sponsored by EPA Region...
Combating Wildland Fire Impacts
(PRESENTATION) [Presented : Feb 17, 2021]
Two presentations designed specifically to share with the BOSC Subcommittee some information on our A-E related products and outputs to which they provide future thoughts and considerations.
Community Vulnerability Mapping Approach to Evaluate the Risk of Releases from Contaminated Sites and Waste Management Facilities due to Extreme Events
(PRESENTATION) [Presented : Apr 29, 2021]
When extreme events (extreme heat, floods, droughts, wildfires) happen, hazardous materials or contaminants may be accidentally released from sites and waste facilities creating further hazards for surrounding communities. Understanding community vulnerabilities underlies prepare...
Coral reef water quality: Systematic evidence maps
(PRESENTATION) [Presented : Apr 29, 2021]
This project would seek to develop a systematic understanding of the existing body of quantitative information relating water quality measurements to coral ecosystem health. The goal would be to comprehensively synthesize the available literature on a specific set of select water...
Diets Enriched with Coconut, Fish, and Olive Oil Modify Peripheral Metabolic Effects of Ozone in Rats
(JOURNAL) [Published : Jan 01, 2021]
Dietary factors may modulate metabolic effects of air pollutant exposures. We hypothesized that diets enriched with coconut oil (CO), fish oil (FO), or olive oil (OO) would alter ozone-induced metabolic responses. Male Wistar-Kyoto rats (1-month-old) were fed normal diet (ND), or...
EPA Region 1 and ORD Merrimack River Projects
(SUMMARY) [Published : May 13, 2021]
This project summary provides an overview of the work EPA Region 1 and the EPA Office of Research and Development (ORD) have done for the Merrimack River in the Lawrence, Massachusetts area from 2015 to 2019. EPA produced several deliverables during this time period and collected...
EPA Tools and Resources Webinar: ?Watershed Management Optimization Support Tool (WMOST) Suite
(PRESENTATION) [Presented : Apr 28, 2021]
EPA’s Watershed Management Optimization Support Tool (WMOST) is a decision-support tool to facilitate integrated water management at the watershed and community scales.  It allows users to determine the most cost effective suite of wastewater, drinking water, stormwate...
Efficient Statistical Approach to Develop Intensity-duration-frequency Curves for Precipitation and Runoff under Future Climate
(JOURNAL) [Published : Jan 16, 2021]
Ongoing and potential future changes in precipitation will affect water management infrastructure. Urban drainage systems are particularly vulnerable. Design standards for many stormwater practices rely on design storms based on precipitation intensityduration-frequency (IDF) cur...
Environmental effects of stratospheric ozone depletion, UV radiation, and interactions with climate change: UNEP Environmental Effects Assessment Panel, Update 2020
(JOURNAL) [Published : Jan 20, 2021]
Changes in solar UV radiation and climate have direct and indirect effects on the way in which cycling of elements (e.g., carbon, nitrogen and sulfur cycles) and the fate of contaminants occur in aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. It is well established that a wide range of synt...
Eutrophication: Lessons learned from the Pacific Northwest
(PRESENTATION) [Presented : Mar 31, 2021]
Excessive nutrient loading (eutrophication) to estuaries is known to be detrimental to the health of estuarine ecosystems including seagrass communities. Seagrasses, like eelgrass Zostera marina, are marine angiosperms that provide valuable ecosystem services and can be used as ...
Example Tools for Coordinated Use in Salt Marsh Management
(PRESENTATION) [Presented : Apr 28, 2021]
The presentation will cover PDE's WATCH tool, and how different EPA tools can work in concert with WATCH to engage in salt marsh evaluation, diagnosis and restoration planning.
Fenceline and Community Sensor Applications and Comparisons
(PRESENTATION) [Presented : May 18, 2021]
The following is an abstract supporting a presentation (separately cleared) to be given at the Air Sensors International Conference (ASIC) Virtual Meeting Series, in the session titled “Fenceline Monitoring with Low-Cost Sensors” on May 18, 2021. In December 2019, the...
Food Waste End-of-Life Management: Comparing Co-Digestion at a Wastewater Treatment Facility with Composting, Landfilling, and Waste-to-Energy Combustion - Cambridge, MA
(PRESENTATION) [Presented : Apr 23, 2021]
The presented research uses life cycle assessment and life cycle cost (LCC) analysis to evaluate a Massachusetts wastewater treatment facility, treating 23.5 million gallons per day, upgrading to a water resource recovery facility (WRRF). The facility recently installed additiona...
Forest Riparian Buffers Reduce Timber Harvesting Effects on Stream Temperature, but additional Climate Adaptation Strategies are likely needed under future conditions
(JOURNAL) [Published : Jan 01, 2021]
Stream water temperature imposes metabolic constraints on the health of cold-water fish like salmonids. Timber harvesting can reduce stream shading leading to higher water temperatures, while also altering stream hydrology. In the Pacific Northwest, riparian buffer requirements a...
GLIMPSE - Information session #1: Overview and Demonstration
(PRESENTATION) [Presented : Jul 12, 2021]
GLIMPSE (the GCAM Long-term Interactive Multi-Pollutant Scenario Evaluator) is a decision support tool for considering environmental, climate, and energy goals in long-range planning. Using GLIMPSE, decisionmakers and analysts at the national, regional, and state level examine po...
GLIMPSE information session #2: What is GCAM? How does it work?
(PRESENTATION) [Presented : Jul 19, 2021]
GLIMPSE (the GCAM Long-term Interactive Multi-Pollutant Scenario Evaluator) is a decision support tool for considering environmental, climate, and energy goals in long-range planning. Using GLIMPSE, decisionmakers and analysts at the national, regional, and state level exami...