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About Nettleton Strategies
"Resolving Complex Public Policy and Business Issues"

Carl Nettleton

What We Do
Nettleton Strategies' key strengths are:

  • Group facilitation
  • Collaborative strategy
  • Situational analysis
  • Communication strategy
  • Project management

    Combining these and other services with a broad base of content expertise allows the firm to move quickly into problem solving for clients.

    June 16, 2010, 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., " When Cooler Isn't Enough, Recapturing the Crowded Market," Cooler Email, Provide Commerce, 4830 Eastgate Mall, hosted by MIT Enterprise Forum.

    June 17, 2010, 7:00 p.m., The Cove, Aquarium of the Pacific, Long Beach, CA, hosted by the Aquarium of the Pacific.

    June 21, 2010, Noon - 1:30 p.m., Meet John Chiang, California State Controller, Ballagio Restaurante, hosted by the San Diego Black Chamber of Commerce.

    June 21-23, 2010, " Climate and National Security: Seeking Better Forecasts," Robert Paine Scripps Forum for Science, Society and Environment, hosted by Scripps Center for Environment and National Security.

    June 22, 2010, 1:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. (central) " Operation Supply Chain: Assessing Material Risks and Opportunities Related to Energy and Greenhouse Gas Emissions," Renaissance Blackstone Hotel, Chicago, Illinois, hosted by Association of Climate Change Officers.

    June 22, 2010, 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., " Clearing the Air: Building Our Future Begins Now," Doubletree Hotel San Pedro, hosted by FuturePorts.

    June 22, 2010, Noon - 1:30 p.m., " Disaster Relief Workers Navigate Chaos Using SDSU Mapping Technology," AMN Health Care, hosted by Connect.

    June 24, 2010, 8:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m., Community Relations from the Construction Manager and Owners' Perspectives, Mission Valley Marriott, hosted by the Construction Management Association of America.

    June 24, 2010, 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico, Cecil H. and Ida M. Green Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics (IGPP) Munk Lab, hosted by Scripps Institution of Oceanography.

    June 25, 2010, 6:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m., " Peter Benchley Awards," California Academy of the Sciences, San Francisco, hosted by the Blue Frontier Campaign.


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    June 14, 2010

    "The Nett Report" shares information coming across our desktops with clients and friends of Nettleton Strategies. In turn, we encourage you to share this report with your friends and associates. If "The Nett Report" was forwarded to you, please sign up by clicking on the link at the bottom of this email. You can also remove your name from "The Nett Report" list if you don't want to receive it in the future. Your comments are welcome at info@nettstrategies.com.

    Some items in this edition you won't want to miss:

    Interested in presentations on topical issues? Nettleton Strategies can provide compelling presentations on a number of issues.

    California's reservoir levels continue to improve. Even Oroville Reservoir, critical to State Water Project supplies is now at 91 percent of the 15-year average according to the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation. Oroville is projected to reach within 15 feet of its maximum water level some time in June. Total reservoir storage in the state is now over 100 percent of average.

    The State Water Resources Control Board has published a list and map of the California's polluted waterways. The agency says more than 90 percent of Californians live within 10 miles of a severely polluted waterway.

    The Stockholm International Water institute has given the 2010 Stockholm Industry Water Award to the Cambodian Phnom Penh Water Supply Authority "in recognition of its world class performance in water supply and self sufficiency."

    World Oceans Day, on June 8, went by with little publicity. One notable announcement was the debut of NOAA's State of the Coast website. The new site offers quick facts and detailed statistics through fifteen interactive indicator visualizations about coastal communities, ecosystems, economies, and how a changing climate might impact the coast.

    The Consortium for Ocean Leadership hosted an impromptu " Gulf Oil Spill Scientific Symposium on June 3, 2010, bringing together a number of scientific entities to discuss the science related to the spill.

    Follow the North Atlantic Expedition 2010 as researchers search the ocean for plastic pollution.

    Grist has published an interesting analysis of who is responsible for the gulf oil spill.

    The California ocean Science Trust has released a report " Evaluating Alternatives for Decommissioning California's Offshore Oil and Gas Platforms."

    The Thank You Ocean campaign is accepting entries for the collaboration's first photography contest. If you don't want to enter, you can vote for those who have. A podcast is also available online describing how to better prepare for oil spills in San Francisco Bay.

    The California Ocean Protection Council will hold a special meeting on June 16 to discuss the International Whaling Commission's (IWC) " Proposed Consensus Decision to Improve the Conservation of Whales." The proposal maintains the commercial moratorium on whale harvest, yet has been controversial because some of the language in the bill may have the effect of changing current restrictions on whaling. The proposal could be voted on by the IWC on June 21-25, 2010, in Agadir, Morocco.

    Climate Change
    The National Academy of Sciences has put out a call for nominations for the scientific panel developing a national strategy for advancing climate modeling.

    the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), India's top government farm research body, reports that for the first time, there is empirical evidence to show that change in weather patterns affected at least two cropping cycles in recent years. A World Bank report says Bolivia's Chacaltaya glacier has lost 80 percent of its surface area since 1982, and Peruvian glaciers have lost more than one-fifth of their mass in the past 35 years, reducing by 12 percent the water flow to the country's coastal region, home to 60 percent of Peru's population.

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced a $10 million program for communities to showcase how they are addressing climate change.

    The Los Angeles Times reports that Governor Schwarzenegger has asked the federal government to approve a fast rail link between San Diego and Los Angeles using existing track. It could be implemented as soon as November of this year if approved.

    Environmental programs at the Port of Los Angeles have cut air emissions by 37 percent compared to 2008 levels and by 52 percent compared to 2005 levels. Reasons include the rapid modernization of the port-servicing truck fleet; use of low-sulfur fuel by ships; ship-to-shore power facilities at terminals; and other improvements.

    The City of Los Angeles has asked the federal government for funds to fast-track expansion of the L.A. region's transit system. Washington officials say it could serve as national model for speeding economic recovery and reducing pollution and traffic congestion.

    There have been many news stories about the loss of jobs in tourism and fishing because of the gulf oil spill. Ironically, there is also fear that oil jobs will be lost in the region because of the potential restrictions on oil drilling in the U.S. resulting from the spill. This could cause additional harm to the gulf states' economy.

    For an alternate view of the BP oil spill, see this opinion piece in the New Zealand Herald that says Americans are hypocritical about their oil use and BP should tell the U.S. to "take a hike."



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