6th International Interdisciplinary

Conference on the Environment

June 21-23, 2000

Montreal / Canada

Delta Montreal Hotel

475 President Kennedy Avenue

Montreal, QC, Canada H3A IJ7

Tel: (877) 286-1986

Fax: (514) 284-4342



Session Time Allocations: Each session is 90 minutes long. Session with four papers: 10 to 13 minutes for each paper presentation, 5 to 8 minutes for each paper's discussants, remaining minutes for open discussion.
Session with three papers: 15 to 18 minutes for each paper presentation, 8 to 10 minutes for each paper's discussants, remaining minutes for open discussion.

Session with two papers: 20 to 22 minutes for each paper presentation, 15 to 18 minutes for each paper's discussants, remaining minutes for open discussion.

Session Chairs: Assume overall responsibility for your session. Make an effort to contact the session participants before the meeting. Inform them that each presentation room will be equipped with an overhead projector. Ask them if they have any special needs relating to their presentation and/or discussion. Arrive at the session room 10 minutes in advance and make sure that it is properly equipped. Welcome and introduce the participants. Start the session on time and adhere to the time schedule. Discussants should follow presenters. Moderate the open discussion to the best of your ability.

Presenters: Stay within the allotted time even though it may not be enough! Be well prepared. For audio-visual equipment other than overhead projectors, which will be provided in all meeting rooms, contact Kevin L. Hickey
or Demetri Kantarelis. You must have your session number, day, and time before equipment can be reserved. All arrangements and charges for such equipment are your responsibility. Please do not just read your paper. Your presentation of main points, methods, and conclusions should lead to a fruitful discussion during and after the session. Make available copies of your paper.

Discussants: Be prepared to offer your "positive" remarks first. Then offer any "negative" remarks in a constructive way. Stay within the allotted time. If you cannot meet your commitment, please make an effort to find a substitute discussant, and contact the registration desk as well as the session chair immediately. Please contribute as much as you can to the discussion of all papers. If the session's chair is absent, the last discussant listed should take on the role of the chair.


WEDNESDAY: June 21, 2000


8:00-8:45 AM
Room: Mozart Room

Date: 6-21 Time: 8:45-10:15 AM Room: Chopin
Session [1]: Water: Some Economic Roles

Panel A
Johannus Janmaat1 Queen's Univ. Ontario

"Water Distribution to Contain Soil Degradation: Sustainability and Equity Implications"

Brooks A. Kaiser 2 Vassar College New York
James Roumassett Univ. of Hawaii Hawaii

"Water Management and the Valuation of Indirect Environmental Services"

Marielle Savard3 Consultant, Quebec

"Impact of Trade, Environmental and Agricultural Market Policies in the North American Hog/Pork Industry on WaterQuality, Hog Management and Welfare"

Chair: Jane Andrew

Discussants: 1Christopher Glass & James Nicell, 2Ingrid Bartsch & Michael Reiter, 3Marjolein Zweekhorst & Linda Hadfield

Contact Time/Juice Break
10:00-10:15 AM
Room: Mozart

Date: 6-21 Time: 10:30-12:00 NOON Room: Debussy
Session [2]: International Trade and the Environment

Panel A
Takashi Hattori1 International Trade Policy Bureau , Japan

"Trade Liberalization and Civil Society: The Japanese Policy Formulation Process"

Meenal Shrivastava2 Univ. of Witwatersrand, South Africa

"Environmental Issues in the Trade System"

Chair: Raj Dhruvarajan

Discussants: 1John Janmaat & Gary O'Donovan, 2Takashi Hattori & Anthony Lumby

Date: 6-21 Time: 10:30-12:00 NOON Room: Chopin
Session [3]:New Views to the Old Problem of How to Affect Change

Panel B
Ingrid Bartsch1
Univ. of South Florida, Florida

"Women as Agents of Change in the Environment"

Kamila Sharma Univ. of Sydney , Australia

"Proposed Model of Asian Eco-Schools for Sustainable Development"

Laurent Lescop2 Ecole d'Architecture de Nantes , France

"Designing with 'Ambiances', Formal Representations, Mental Representations"

Chair: Linda Hadfield

Discussants: 1Galina Gurova & Marian Calabrese, 2Linda Hadfield & James Nicell

Lunch Break/Open Time
12:00 NOON - 1:00 PM

Date: 6-21 Time: 1:00-2:00 PM Room: Debussy
Session [3.5]:

Keynote A

Dr. Peter G. Brown, Director, McGill University School of Environment, Quebec, Canada

"Stewardship Economics"

Date: 6-21 Time: 2:15-3:30 PM Room: Liszt
Session [4]:A Call for Environmental Investment: Two Cases

Panel A
Raj Dhruvarajan1 Univ. of Manitoba , Canada

"Socio-Economic Considerations in Solid Waste Management Policies for Urban India: A Case Study of Bangalore City"

Phillip Germansderfer2 American EnvironmentalInstitute, Inc., Massachusetts

"The Ecological Situation in Eastern Carpathian Boryslav - Drohbych - Stebnik Region and Opportunities of Foreign Investments for its Investigation, Eradication and Remediation"

Chair: Brooks Kaiser

Discussants: 1Brooks Kaiser & David Parsons, 2Galina Gurova

Date: 6-21 Time: 2:15-3:30 PM Room: Chopin
Session [5]:Managing and Organization: Or How Do We "Account" for the Environment

Panel B
Jane Andrew1 Univ. of Wollongong , Australia

"Environmental Accounting and Accountability: Can the Opaque become Transparent"

Anthony Lumby2 Univ. of Natal , South Africa

"Macroeconomic Policies and the Environment: Recent Developments in Environmental Accounting"

Gary O'Donovan3 Victoria Univ. of Technology , Australia
Kathy Gibson Univ. of Tasmania, Australia

"Environmental Disclosures in the Corporate Annual Report: A Longitudinal Australian Study"

Chair: Cheryl Rodgers

Discussants: 1Gary O'Donovan, 2Takashi Hattori, 3Cheryl Rodgers

Contact Time/Juice Break

3:30-3:45 PM
Room: Mozart

Date: 6-21 Time: 3:45-4:30 PM Room: Debussy
Session [6]:Roundtable: Open to All Conference Participants

Linda Hadfield Greengauge Consultancy, England

"Biological Innovation: Will It Save Us or Destroy Us?"

THURSDAY: June 22, 2000


8:00-8:45 AM
Room: Mozart

Date: 6-22 Time: 8:45-10:15 AM Room: Liszt
Session [7]:Panel: The Land of the James Bay Cree: An Environment in Motion

Panel A
Matthew Mukash, Cree Deputy Grand Chief
Opening Remarks

Toby Morantz1 McGill Univ. , Quebec

"Historical Perspectives on Issues of the Environment and Health in 20th Century Eastern James Bay"

Colin Scott2 McGill Univ., Quebec

"Cree Title to the Offshore at James and Hudson Bay, Northern Quebec"

Alan Penn3 Cree Regional Authority , Quebec

"Subsistence Fisheries and Mercury - Are They Compatible?"

Chair: Monica Mulrennan

Discussants: 1Norman Gull, 2Alan Penn, 3Laurie Chan

Contact Time/Coffee Break

10:15-10:30 AM
Room: Mozart

Date: 6-22 Time: 10:30-12:00 NOON Room: Liszt
Session [8]: Panel: The Capacity to Adapt to a Changing Environment - The Health of the James Bay Cree

Panel A
Laurie Chan1 McGill Univ., Quebec

"Lead - Is It a Problem Among the Cree?"

Jill Torrie2 Cree Board of Health and Social Services Quebec

"The Rise of Market Food Consumption and Type 2 Diabetes in Eeyou Istchee, North Quebec: Externalities
of Hydro and Foresting"

Adrian Tanner3 Memorial Univ. , Newfoundland

The Healing Movement, Environmental Consciousnessand Adaptation to Rapid Social Change"

Matthew Mukash , Cree Deputy Grand Chief
Closing Remarks

Chair: Harriet Kuhnlein

Discussants: 1Matthew Mukash, 2Solomon Awashish, 3Adrian Tanner

Date: 6-22 Time: 10:30-12:00 NOON Room: Chopin
Session [9]:Conservation: Its Roots and Fruits through the Years

Panel B

Terefe Degefa Boshera1 Institute of Social Studies , The Netherlands

"The Land Question and Environmental Effects during Feudal Ethiopia: Cases from Villages in Central Ethiopia"

Michael Reiter2 Delaware State Univ. , Delaware
Ammar Askari Indiana University - Purdue University Columbus, Indiana

"Seeking Practical Efficiency Privatization Efforts in Indiana's State Parks"

Lauren Small 3 Canadian Wildlife Service, Canada

"The Species at Risk Act"

Chair: Ingrid Bartsch

Discussants: 1Raj Dhruvarajan & Michael Reiter, 2Jane Andrew & Brooks Kaiser, 3Christopher Glass & Rosalind Malcolm

Lunch Break/Open Time

12:00 NOON - 1:45 PM

Date: 6-22 Time: 1:45-3:15 PM Room: Debussy
[10]: Sustainability: What We Need to Know in order to Make It Work

Panel A
Uma Balakrishnan1 St. John's Univ. , New York

"Reining in the Juggernaut: Examining the Impact of Globalization on the Logic of Sustainable Development"

Joske Bunders2 Vrije Univ., The Netherlands
Jacqueline E.W. Broerse
Rebecca Teclemarian-Mesbah
Marjolein Zweekhorst

"Innovations for Sustainable Development: The Need of Training in Knowledge Integration"

Chair: Kimberly Reiter

Discussants: 1Marjolein Zweekhorst & Terefe Degefa Boshera, 2Uma Balakrishnan & Beverly Kracher

Date:6-22 Time: 1:45-3:15 PM Room: Chopin
Session [11]: Science versus Nature: Letting the Public Decide

Panel B
Linda Hadfield1 Greengauge Consultancy , England

"Who Knows? Uncertainty, Controversy and the Nature of Science"

Cheryl Rodgers2 Univ. of Portsmouth, England

"We Can't Run but We Can Hide"

Marcel Wissenburg3 Univ. of Nijmegen , The Netherlands

"The Politics of the Green Free Market Economics or Why Virtue and Self-Interest Do Not Suffice"

Rezaul Karim4 Mohammadi News Agency, Bangladesh
Fazal Muhammad
Anwarul Alam

"Curbing Air Pollutin: The Role of the Media"

Chair: Kalim Shah

Discussants: 1James Nicell & Lauren Small, 2Marian Calabrese & Gary O'Donovan, 3Takashi Hattori & Anthony Lumby, 4Bridget Lyons

Contact Time/Juice Break

3:15-3:30 PM
Room: Mozart

: 6-22 Time: 3:30-4:30 PM Room: Liszt
Session [12]:

Keynote B

Christopher Glass, Director, Division of Marine Fisheries Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences, Massachusetts

"Conserving Fish Stocks: Can Codends Be Improved as Selection Devices" FRIDAY: June 23, 2000


8:00-8:30 AM
Room: Mozart

Date: 6-23 Time: 8:30-10:15 AM Room: Debussy
Session [13]: Valuing Water: Protection and Planning

Panel A
Clare A. Ginger1 Univ. of Vermont, Vermont
Deane Wang

"Integrated Framework for Developing Indicators to Access and Make Decisions in Lake Champlain Basin"

Sara J. Wilson2 GPI Atlantic , Nova Scotia

"Ecological, Social and Economic Values for Water Quality in Nova Scotia: A Genuine Progress Case Study of the Costs and Benefits of Sewage Treatment for the Halifax Harbour"

Chair: Arthur Oyola-Yemaiel

Discussants: 1Maria Tysiachniouk & James Nicell, 2Arthur Oyola-Yemaiel & Bridget Lyons

Date: 6-23 Time: 8:30-10:15 AM Room: Liszt
Session [14]: The Potential and the Reality of Environmental Law

Panel B

Rosalind Malcolm1 Univ. of Surrey, England
Leslie Blake

"Risk Assessment and Environmental Litigation"

Haiqing Xu2 Concordia Univ. , Ontario

"Rural Industrial and Environmental Law Enforcement in China"

Chair: Mark Diffenderfer

Discussants: 1Ingrid Bartsch & David Parsons, 2Thomas Sadler & Nisa Tummon

Contact Time/Coffee Break

10:15-10:30 AM
Room: Mozart

Date: 6-23 Time: 10:30-12:00 NOON Room: Chopin
Session [15]: Interactive Workshop

Panel A
Beverly Kracher Creighton Univ. , Nebraska

"Standing up for a Healthy Environment"

Date: 6-23 Time: 10:30-12:00 NOON Room: Liszt
Session [16]: Local Decision Process: Two Eastern European Views

Panel B
Galina Gurova1 Virginia Polytechnic Institute , Virginia
Radian Gurov Univ. of Sorbonne, France

"Fiscal Decentralization in Eastern Europe: Impediments and Opportunities for Financing and Implementation of Environmental Programs at the Local Level"

Polina Agakhaniantz2 Society of Naturalists , Russia
Michael Edelstein Ramapo College of NJ , New Jersey
Maria Tysiachniouk Centre for Independent Social Research, Russia

"Informing Environmental Decision Making: Environmental Impact Assessment in Russia and the U.S."

Chair: Maria Tysiachniouk

Discussants: 1Maria Tysiachniouk & Anthony Lumby, 2Arthur Oyola-Yemaiel & Rosalind Malcolm
Date: 6-23 Time: 10:30-12:00 NOON Room: Debussy
Session [17]: Science: For Better or Worse

Panel C
James A. Nicell1 McGill Univ. , Quebec

"Environmental Application of Enzymes"

Thomas R. Sadler2 Pace Univ. , New York
"Policy Solutions for the Problem of Vehicle Emissions"

Bridget Lyons3 Sacred Heart Univ. , Connecticut
Marian Calabrese
Teresa Ralabate Lifesystems, Inc., Connecticut
Linda Hadfield Greengauge Consultancy, England

"Genetically Modified Foods and Organisms: What in the World . . .?"

Chair: Clare Ginger

Discussants: 1Marjolein Zweekhorst & Michael Reiter, 2Clare Ginger & Gary O'Donovan, 3Jane Andrew & Mark Diffenderfer

Lunch Break/Open Time

12:00 NOON - 1:45 PM

Date: 6-23 Time: 1:45-3:15 PM Room: Debussy
Session [18]: Panel: Sustainable Communities: FromVision to Practice

Panel A
James Burr1 Ramapo College of NJ , New Jersey
Maria Tysiachniouk2 Centre for Independent Social Research, Russia

"Sustainable Aspects of Twin Oaks International Community"

James Burr3
Maria Tysiachniouk
"Co-Housing Community in Ithaca"

Chair: Sara Wilson

Discussants: 1Mark Diffenderfer & Marcel Wissenburg, 2Galina Gurova & Haiqing Xu

Date: 6-23 Time: 1:45-3:15 PM Room: Liszt
Session [19]: Competition and Sustainability: Some Business Views

Panel B
Bridget Lyons1 Sacred Heart Univ. , Connecticut

"Environmentalism as a Source of Corporate Competitive Advantage"

Arthur Oyola-Yemaiel2 Florida International Univ. , Florida

"The Role of Coordinating Interstitial Groups Network Management towards Sustainable Development"

David Parsons3 Sheffield Hallam Univ. , England
Sarah Blandy

"Freedom, Governance and the Sustainability of High Quality Life"

Chair: Thomas Sadler

Discussants: 1Terefe Degefa Boshera & John Janmaat, 2Thomas Sadler & Bridget Lyons, 3Clare Ginger & Beverly Kracher

Date: 6-23 Time: 1:45-3:15 PM Room: Chopin
Session [20]: Two Views of the Tropical Realm

Panel C
Kalim Shah1 Univ. of the West Indies , Barbados

"An Integrated Multidisciplinary Procedure for Environmental Quality Assessment of Tropical Coastal Zones for Planning and Management"

Nisa Tummon2 Univ. of Guelph, Ontario
Vasantha Kumaran Univ. of Madras, India
Bala Hyma Univ. of Waterloo, Ontario

"Making Deserts Bloom"

Chair: Uma Balakrishnan

Discussant: 1Christopher Glass & Marian Calabrese, 2Uma Balakrishnan & James Nicell

Contact Time/Juice Break

3:15-3:30 PM
Room: Mozart

Date: 6-23 Time: 3:30-4:30 PM Room: Mozart
Session [21]: Roundtable: Open to All Conference Participants

Charles W. Estus Director, Univ. Transportation Center, Assumption College, Massachusetts

"Transportation and Education at the Crossroads"

Date: 6/23 Time: 7:00-8:45 PM Room: Concerto
Session [22]: IEA Dinner

Dinner Speaker

John Quinn Univ. of Dayton , Ohio

"The Western Roots of Sustainable Technology and the Promise of Mulla Sadra's Islamic Cosmology"