Workshop 11A: Uncommon Dialogue Working Group Discussions

Workshop Agenda
10:15 am – 10:45 am: Panel Discussion – Uncommon Dialogue Overview: Where We’ve Been, Where We’re Going
A high-level level overview of the Uncommon Dialogue process, how it came to be, key accomplishments to date, and what’s planned for the future.

10:45 am – 11:15 am: Working Groups “Round Robin”
Lead(s) of each working group provide an informal overview of recent and upcoming developments and deliverables, as well as timing of the group’s next meeting.

11:15 am – 12:15 pm: Uncommon Dialogue “Open House”
Time for interactive discussion and engagement. Attendees are invited to visit individual working group tables set up around the room to meet the groups’ leads, learn more about what the groups are working on, and find out how to get involved.

Uncommon Dialogue Working Groups
1. Accelerate Development of Hydropower Technologies and Practices to Improve Generation Efficiency, Environment Performance, and Solar and Wind Integration

2. Advocate for Improved U.S. Dam Safety

3/5. Increase Basin-Scale Decision-Making and Access to River-Related Data/Advance Effective River Restoration through Improved Off-Site Mitigation Strategies

4. Improve the Measurement, Valuation of, and Compensation for Hydropower Flexibility and Reliability Services and Support for Enhanced Environmental Performance

6. Improve Federal Hydropower Licensing, Relicensing, and License Surrender Processes

7. Policy, Strategy, and Implementation of U.S. Dam Rehabilitation, Retrofits and Removals

Presenter Information

Malcolm Woolf

Malcolm Woolf
President and CEO
National Hydropower Association (NHA)
Workshop Leader


Dan Reicher

Dan Reicher
Senior Research Scholar, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment
Stanford University
Panelist


Tom Kiernan

Tom Kiernan
President and CEO
American Rivers
Panelist


Mary Pavel

Mary Pavel
Attorney at Law
Sonosky, Chambers, Sachse, Endreson & Perry, LLP
Panelist


Jose Zayas

Jose Zayas
Senior Vice President, Innovation and Partnerships
Eagle Creek Renewable Energy
Speaker


Thomas Fitzgerald

Thomas Fitzgerald
Chair, NHA Hydraulic Power Committee
Principal, Schnabel Engineering
Speaker


John Suloway

John Suloway
Senior Energy Regulatory Advisor
Gomez and Sullivan Engineers, D.P.C.
Speaker


Alan Michaels

Alan Michaels
Director of Regulatory Affairs
New York Power Authority
Speaker


Dave Steindorf

Dave Steindorf
California Stewardship Director
American Whitewater
Speaker


Kelsey Rugani

Kelsey Rugani
Director
Kearns & West
Speaker


Charles Sensiba

Charles Sensiba
Partner
Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders LLP
Speaker


Will Pisano

Will Pisano
Director of Government Affairs
National Hydropower Association (NHA)
Speaker

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