1. Part 1 Materials Health: The Architect’s Evolving Role

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    The promotion of health through building design, construction, and operation is a long-standing shared value within the green building movement. Green building rating systems recognize and reward strategies that promote occupant comfort and mitigate health threats at local, regional, and global scales. Building materials play an increasingly important role in health outcomes with implications across a range of spatial and temporal scales. Concern often begins with individual building occupants and expands to include impacts across the building lifecycle and throughout the product supply chain. The U.S. Green Building Council is working to raise awareness of these issues through its LEED, Materials and Health Initiative and new features in the LEED version 4 rating system (e.g., the material ingredient disclosure and optimization credit). The architecture and design community has begun to consider the implications of these issues. For some architects, there is a growing sense of urgency to address potential health hazards associated with materials. For others, there is a growth sense of concern that these issues are outside of conventional areas of expertise and responsibility. For architectural and design educators, these issues raise questions about the types of information and training that should be provided for the next generation of professionals. This half-day session, sponsored by The Catholic University of America and USGBC, explores the architect’s evolving role in materials selection and evaluation through talks and panel discussions. Leading educators, researchers, and practitioners will challenge participants to consider the implications of: • Convergence between issues in public health, supply chain transparency, and materials innovation. • Growing demand for architects and designers to consider the health dimensions of buildings materials. • Potential changes in the skills and knowledge required for future architects and designers. • Opportunities and risks created by greater consideration of health and environmental attributes of building materials.

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    • What are the challenges facing the science sector in the next 20 years?

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      What are the future challenges for science in Australia, and what kind of policies and support does it need to progress? Catriona Jackson (CEO Science and Technology Australia) Prof Les Field Secretary (Science Policy), Australian Academy of Science This clip is part of the event "Science Behind the Headlines - Australia's Innovation Future" http://riaus.org.au/events/sbth-innovation/

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      • How much does science inform policies in non-scientific areas?

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        What kind of influence does science have in policy formation? Catriona Jackson (CEO Science and Technology Australia) Prof Les Field Secretary (Science Policy), Australian Academy of Science This clip is part of the event "Science Behind the Headlines - Australia's Innovation Future" http://riaus.org.au/events/sbth-innovation/

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        • Why is science and innovation important to Australia?

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          What role does science and innovation play in the Australian lifestyle? Catriona Jackson (CEO Science and Technology Australia) Prof Les Field Secretary (Science Policy), Australian Academy of Science This clip is part of the event "Science Behind the Headlines - Australia's Innovation Future" http://riaus.org.au/events/sbth-innovation/

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          • Can’t we leave science and research to everyone else in the world?

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            Why can’t Australia leave science and research to other countries? Prof Les Field Secretary (Science Policy), Australian Academy of Science This clip is part of the event "Science Behind the Headlines - Australia's Innovation Future" http://riaus.org.au/events/sbth-innovation/

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            • THE EVOLUTION OF AUTOCACY - PERCEPTION WIRRAL EVENTS 4 4

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              • 234 The Asian Water Development Outlook

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                In 2007, ADB launched the Asian Water Development Outlook to promote consideration of water in development scenarios for the Asian and Pacific region. It is now recognized that water will likely be a major critical resource issue and that the social, economic, and environmental future of Asia will depend on how efficiently and equitably this resource is managed in coming years. A second edition of the outlook was published in 2013.

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                • 224 ADB and the Kyrgyz Republic

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                  Landlocked and mountainous, and with a small and young population, the Kyrgyz Republic aims to build a stable society and improve people’s living standards through stable economic growth, an enabling business environment, and improved rule of law. This video highlights ADB support to trade and vocational education, among other sectors.

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                  • 241 Principles of ADB's Water Policy

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                    Three of the seven elements of ADB's water policy, adopted in 2001, deserve mention. They are to (i) promote a national focus on water sector reform; (ii) foster the integrated management of water resources; (iii) improve and expand the delivery of water services. From national perspectives, therefore, the policy made important distinctions between managing water as a resource and managing it as a service.

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                    • 238 The Impact of ADB's Water Policy

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                      The most significant changes that ADB's water policy of 2001 brought about were a national focus on water sector reform and the introduction of integrated approaches to water resources management.

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