project management and facilitating
Technical savvy and a wealth of information are not by themselves the only skills that are required in order to develop and implement sound environmental strategies. Respectful and careful communication with a diverse set of stakeholders, from plant operators to upper management to regulatory officials, local government, and members of the community, can also play a key role in the successful execution of any environmental project.
Kirsten Rosselot has participated
in technology transfer efforts, roundtable discussions between industry
representatives and regulators, community relations projects, and facility
audits, and has served as project manager on complex projects that require the cooperation of a diverse group of team members. Examples include:
Served as project manager for
the Brake Pad Partnership, a collaboration of brake pad manufacturers, regulators, environmentalists, and stormwater permittees who worked together to pass California legislation that limits the copper content of brake pads. Oversaw the preparation and technical review of a series of interlinked laboratory, environmental monitoring, and environmental modeling studies that were conducted in order to determine the extent to which brake pads contribute to copper concentrations in the San Francisco Bay, relative to other sources of copper. This effort culminated in the passage of legislation in California that limits the amount of copper allowed in brakepads.
Performed the role of independent technical expert for
a non-profit environmental organization during a project whose purpose
was to improve relations between a hydrogen fluoride producer in Mexico
and its neighbors. This involved meeting with facility representatives, auditing the plant, and meeting with representatives of the community across the road from the facility.
Participated in a water usage audit and made recommendations
for improved efficiency to a manufacturer of personal care products.
Also developed a model of water usage based on volume of production for
Promoted clean production technology transfer between the US and China. Provided training in Beijing on emission inventories
and low cost as well as high-tech cleaner production techniques, with problem
sets, to refinery employees from throughout China.   Participated in waste audit tours of petroleum refining facilities in Jinan
and Tianjin, and provided written follow-up reports of plant tours and
reviewed technology selection procedures for project leader Illinois Environmental
Protection Agency, whose partners included China's National Environmental
Protection Agency, the United Nations Environmental Programme, and the