This workshop is sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and various ISU organizations, and we expect over 100 attendees from government, industry and academia. Although this year’s workshop will be similar to the previous four EFRI-RESIN workshops in that each of the eight EFRI-RESIN project investigators will present their work and engage in dialogue, it will also significantly expand the participation to include a broad array of policy experts, regulatory and agency officials, utility executives, legal experts, and social scientists working on infrastructure issues, including over 30 NSF IGERT Fellows from around the country. As a result, it presents EFRI-RESIN investigators with an excellent opportunity to disseminate advances made over the past five years and to obtain broad feedback. A key objective is to engage the participants in dialogue on current and long-term infrastructure policy while examining similarities and differences between the three critical infrastructures in terms of policy and social perspectives.
Workshop activities will explore energy, transportation, and water infrastructure with particular focus on 1) competing values in policy development pathways; 2) community relations for evolving infrastructure; and 3) the implications of choices in infrastructure development.