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Contact Islands Program

Pacific Southwest, Region 9

Serving: Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Pacific Islands, Tribal Nations

26th Pacific Islands Environment Conference

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Climate of Change:
Energizing a Sustainable Future
for Pacific Islands

June 22-25, 2009, Saipan, CNMI

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Please Note: the table below does not contain a comprehensive list of speakers, only those with linkable presentations. For more information, please see:

Day Session Speakers & Presentations
June 22
CNMI Energy Status Update Thelma Inos (PDF) (9 pp, 40K)
CNMI Energy Division
Dr. Herb Wade (PDF) (19 pp, 54K)
Independent Consultant
Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation Solutions: Here and Now Howard Wiig (PDF) (33 pp, 318K)
Hawaii Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism
Misty Conrad (PDF) (41 pp, 2M)
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Future Renewable Energy Options for CNMI Jack Brown (PDF) (14 pp, 463K)
U.S. Navy
Dr. James Quick (PDF) (22 pp, 838K)
Southern Methodist University
Ben Machol (PDF) (7 pp, 455K)
U.S. EPA Region 9
Energy Efficiency 101: Making a Case for Saving Money Howard Wiig (PDF) (19 pp, 288K)
Hawaii Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism
Kelly Cutchin (PDF) (11 pp, 758K)
Department of Energy
David Schaller (PDF) (24 pp, 432K)
City of Tucson, Arizona
Landfill Gas to Energy Workshop Tom Frankiewicz (PDF) (41 pp, 1.2M)
Plugging the Leaks: How to Reduce Energy Use in Residential and Commercial Buildings David Schaller (PDF) (8 pp, 58K)
City of Tucson, Arizona
Kelly Cutchin (PDF) (25 pp, 913K)
Department of Energy
June 23
Keynote: Planning for a Future Without Oil Gil Masters (PDF) (61 pp, 5M, Large File)
Stanford University
Confronting Climate Change in the Pacific: National, Regional and Local Perspectives Mark Lander (PDF) (24 pp, 979K)
University of Guam
Deborah Jordan (PDF) (13 pp, 347K)
U.S. EPA Region 9
Cheryl Anderson (PDF) (11 pp, 1.5M)
University of Hawaii
Joe Konno (PDF) (28 pp, 3M)
National Office of Environment and Emergency Management, Federated States of Micronesia
Climate Change 101 Ben Machol (PDF) (48 pp, 1.8M)
U.S. EPA Region 9
Perspectives on Water/Wastewater Operators Training and Certification Cecilio Raiukiulipiy (PDF) (24 pp, 1.3M)
Mariana Islands Water Operators Association
Juliana dela Rosa (PDF) (31 pp, 1.1M)
CNMI Department of Environmental Quality
Adaptation to Climate Change in the Pacific Yimnang Golbuu (PDF) (23 pp, 1.2M)
Palau International Coral Reef Center
Trina Leberer (PDF) (13 pp, 287K)
The Nature Conservancy
Ben Namakin (PDF) (7 pp, 915K)
Pacific Islands Climate Revolution
Providing Safe Water and Wastewater Services in the Pacific Islands Mariano Iglecias (PDF) (45 pp, 3.2M, Large File)
Commonwealth Utilities Corp.
Jonathan Woody (PDF) (23 pp, 731K)
Naval Facilities Guam
Matthew Heberger (PDF) (6 pp, 191K)
Pacific Institute
Environmental Education and Social Marketing Brooke Nevitt (PDF) (29 pp, 1.8M)
CNMI Coastal Recources Management Office
Peggy Denney (PDF) (28 pp, 1.1M)
I-Recycle Program, Guam
Wednesday, June 24 Strategies for Island Sustainability: The Importance of Vision and Follow-through Michael Keyser (PDF) (15 pp, 1.1M)
American Samoa Power Authority
Kathy Yuknavage (PDF) (15 pp, 915K)
Mariana Islands Nature Alliance
Pacific Success Stories Michael Keyser (PDF) (20 pp, 1.2M)
American Samoa Power Authority
Robert Jordan (PDF) (26 pp, 2.0M)
Allied Pacific Environmental Consulting
LT Elena Vaouli (PDF) (27 pp, 2.6M)
U.S. Public Health Service, American Samoa EPA
Green Building: LEED and Tropical Building Codes Brian Rippy (PDF) (21 pp, 1.4M)
American Samoa Soil and water Conservation District
Victor Barrett (PDF) (26 pp, 2.26M)
Zoning Administrator, CNMI
Water research in the Pacific Capt. Derek Chambers (PDF) (19 pp, 662K)
U.S. Public Health Service, CNMI DEQ
Dr. Gary Denton (PDF) (27 pp, 2.6M)
University of Guam
Tasleem Hasan (PDF) (24 pp, 1.2)
World Health Organization
Micronesia Challenge and Sustainable Conservation Financing Charlene Mersai (PDF) (12 pp, 750M)
Micronesia Challenge
Lisa Andon (PDF) (11 pp, 706K)
Micronesia Conservation Trust
Wendy Wiltse (PDF) (16 pp, 1.1M)
U.S. EPA Region 9
Renewable Energy Technology Showcase Larry Bruton (PDF) (26 pp, 1.2M)
Bruton Enterprises
Frederick LaCroix (PDF) (34 pp, 2.4M)
The PowerSource Group, LLC
James Thomas (PDF) (9 pp, 400K)
Pacific Wind & Solar, LLC
Scott Hagen (PDF) (13 pp, 750K)
Pacific Soar and Photovoltaics
Sharing Resources: Building Sustainable Laboratory Capacity and Communication LT Elena Vaouli (PDF) (7 pp, 274K)
U.S. Public Health Service, American Samoa EPA
Department of Defense Environmental Stewardship in the Marianas: Now and in the Future Lisa Fiedler (PDF) (52 pp, 2.6M)
Joint Guam Program Office
Kimberly Gates (PDF) (21 pp, 1.3M)
Naval Facilities Marianas
Thursday, June 25 Science for Effective Management: Identifying Watershed Effects in Coral Reef Systems Dr. Peter Houk (PDF) (21 pp, 1.1M)
Pacific Marine Resources Institute
Jesse T. Cruz (PDF) (30 pp, 2.4M)
Guam EPA
Yimnang Golbuu (PDF) (21 pp, 1.7M)
Palau International Coral Reef Center
Restoring and Revitalizing the Land: Brownfields Programs in the Pacific Marie Rangone (PDF) (39 pp, 106K)
U.S. EPA Region 9
Susan Muza (PDF) (17 pp, 700K)
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
Preparing for Climate Change: A Framework for Island Readiness David Schaller (PDF) (69 pp, 1.7M)
Office of Conservation and Resource Development, City of Tucson, Arizona
Closing Session/Panel Discussion: Perspectives on the 26th Pacific Islands Environment Conference Gil Masters (PDF) (7 pp, 143K)
Stanford University

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