John Anderson is the Majority Staff Director for the Subcommittee
on Water Resources and Environment, U.S. House of Representatives.
In this position, he is responsible for the management of all
aspects of the legislative process for water resources and environmental
issues that come before the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.
The Subcommittee's jurisdiction includes water resources development,
conservation and management, water pollution control and water
infrastructure, and hazardous waste cleanup. Mr. Anderson directs
the Subcommittee staff in its
legislative and oversight responsibilities related to the civil
works programs of the Army Corps of Engineers, the clean water
and Superfund programs of the Environmental Protection Agency,
the small watershed projects of the Natural Resources Conservation
Service, all aspects of the Tennessee Valley Authority and the
Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation. Mr. Anderson's
responsibilities include development and drafting of legislative
proposals, organization and preparation of Committee hearings
and markups, drafting Committee reports, coordination with other
congressional offices and committees, briefing Members, preparation
for House floor action, and negotiation with the Senate during
House-Senate conferences. In carrying out these duties, he coordinates
regularly with government agencies, associations, and other subject
matter experts and policy makers. Either in the Corps of Engineers
or on Capitol Hill, Mr. Anderson has had a hand in drafting every
Water Resources Development Act since 1990. In 1998 and 1999,
he served on a detail from the Corps of Engineers to the House
Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure to help in the
development and passage of the Water Resources Development Act
of 1999. After its enactment, Mr. Anderson was hired in September
1999 as a permanent committee staff member. He has been Staff
Director for the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment
since 2006. Mr. Anderson is a native of Charlotte, North Carolina.
He holds Bachelors and Masters degrees from the University of
North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Major General John Peabody
Major General John Peabody assumed responsibility as the Deputy
Commanding General for Civil and Emergency Operations, United
States Army Corps of Engineers on Oct. 18, 2013.
As the Deputy Commanding General for Civil and Emergency Operations,
Major General Peabody is responsible for a $10 Billion dollar
annual program. He exercises oversight of Corps' civil works activities
conducted by over 23,000 military and civilian professionals operating
in 8 engineer divisions and 38 districts nationwide. The Corps
Professionals conduct research and development, as well as plan,
design, build, operate and maintain the nation's water resource
civil infrastructure valued at $125 Billion dollars, including
more than 693 dams, 4,254 recreation areas, over 12,000 miles
of commercial inland waterways, and approximately 14,000 miles
of levees and 926 harbors. Major General Peabody is also responsible
to coordinate all emergency response missions and preparatory
activities for civil disasters in support of FEMA and state and
local authorities. He serves the Chief of Engineers and the Assistant
Secretary of the Army for Civil Works as their principal military
advisor for Civil and Emergency Operations.
Previous commands include three Corps of Engineers Divisions for
over eight consecutive years - in sequence, the Pacific Ocean,
Great Lakes and Ohio River and the Mississippi Valley Divisions.
He also served five years on the Mississippi River Commission,
culminating as the 36thPresident of the Commission.
Maj. Gen. Peabody is a graduate of the United States Military
Academy, the Command and General Staff College, and the Army War
College with a master's degree in Strategic Studies. He also holds
a Master's of Public Administration from Harvard University and
studied international relations and political sociology as an
Olmsted Scholar at El Colegio de Mexico, Mexico City. Maj. Gen.
Peabody holds a Professional Engineer License from the Commonwealth
Dr Jerome Delli Priscoli
Dr Delli Priscoli is senior advisor USACE at the Institute for
Water Resources. He is also lecturer at Johns Hopkins University
(SAIS) in Washington. For 30 years he has designed and run social
assessment, public participation and conflict resolution research
and training programs. Dr Delli Priscoli is a skilled mediator
and facilitator and works throughout the world. He serves on the
Board of Governors and the Bureau of the World Water Council and
works with, and has helped found several other world associations
such as the International Association for Public Participation,
the World Water Council and the Global Water Partnership. Dr Delli
Priscoli has been advisor to the World Bank on water policy and
to all of the UN water related agencies on water policy issues.
Dr. Delli Priscoli works closely with many of the Water Ministers
throughout the world. He was an original member of the U.S. delegation
to the middle east Peace talks on water. He co-chaired the DG
of UNESCO's world commission on Water and Freshwater Ethics. He
is author of many articles and books including Water and Civilization
and a new volume from Cambridge U Press, Transforming Water Conflicts.
He is a commentator on media shows and is the Editor in Chief
of the peer reviewed journal Water Policy. He has played pivotal
roles and facilitated many of the dialogs among diplomats and
NGOs in each of the 5 World water forums and in most of the critical
key water resources policy meetings over the last 15 years. He
was on the international steering committee and the political
committee for the WWF5 in Mexico, Istanbul, France and Korea.
Dr. Delli Priscoli has facilitated many US national water policy
dialogs. The American Water Resources Association awarded him
the Icko Iben award for achievement in cross disciplinary communications
in water. He holds degrees in economics and political science
and post doctoral studies in theological studies from Tufts and
Former Deputy Secretary and Chief Operating Officer of the U.S.
Department of the Interior, Lynn Scarlett is worldwide Managing
Director for Public Policy at The Nature Conservancy. In this
role, Scarlett directs all policy in the United States and the
35 countries in which TNC operates. Scarlett also served at Interior
as the Acting Secretary of the Interior in 2006. While Interior's
Deputy Secretary, Scarlett initiated and chaired the Department's
Cooperative Conservation Working Group and its first-ever Climate
Change Task Force. She established the Interior's Ocean and Coastal
Activities office to coordinate cross-departmental ocean and coastal
work. She chaired the nation's Wildland Fire Leadership Council.
She served on the Executive Committee of the President's Management
Council. She is author or co-author of publications on climate
change adaptation; ecosystem services; large landscape conservation;
and science and decision making. She chairs the Science Advisory
Board of NOAA, co-chairs the Landscape Conservation Cooperatives
Council established in 2014 by the U.S. Department of the Interior,
and co-chairs the National Academy of Sciences Sustainability
Roundtable. She also served on the US Global Change Research Program
Committee and is a co-convening lead author of the National Climate
Assessment. She is on the Dean's Advisory Council of the Bren
School of Environmental Science and Management at UC Santa Barbara.
She also serves on the boards of trustees of the National Wildlife
Refuge Association and is a member of the Coordinating Council
of the Practitioners' Network for Large Landscape Conservation.
She received her Bachelor's and Master's degrees in political
science from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where
she also completed her Ph.D. coursework and exams in political
science and political economy.
Kathryn D. Sullivan, Ph.D
Undersecretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and Administrator
of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
With a budget of $4.7 billion, and more than 12,000 employees
in every U.S. state and locations around the world, NOAA understands
and predicts changes in the Earth's environment, from the depths
of the ocean to the surface of the sun, and conserves and manages
the nation's coastal and marine resources.
Sullivan's expertise spans the frontiers of space and sea. An
accomplished oceanographer, she was appointed NOAA's chief scientist
in 1993, where she oversaw a research and technology portfolio
that included fisheries biology, climate change, satellite instrumentation
and marine biodiversity.
Following her first appointment at NOAA, she served a decade
as president and CEO of the Center of Science and Industry (COSI)
in Columbus, Ohio, one of the nation's leading science museums.
She was then the inaugural director of the Battelle Center for
Mathematics and Science Education Policy in the John Glenn School
of Public Affairs at Ohio State University.
Sullivan was one of the first six women selected to join the
NASA astronaut corps in 1978 and holds the distinction of being
the first American woman to walk in space. She flew on three shuttle
missions during her 15-year tenure, including the mission that
deployed the Hubble Space Telescope. Sullivan has also served
on the National Science Board (2004-2010) and as an oceanographer
in the U.S. Navy Reserve (1988-2006).
Sullivan holds a bachelor's degree in earth sciences from the
University of California at Santa Cruz and a doctorate in geology
from Dalhousie University in Canada.