Gail Bingham

Gail Bingham

Gail Bingham

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Position or Title President Emeritus

Professional Biography Gail Bingham is President Emeritus of RESOLVE and has mediated environmental, natural resources, and public health issues on a full time basis since the late 1970s.  She is the 2006 winner of the Mary Parker Follett Award of the Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR).Ms. Bingham has served as a mediator in a variety of situations involving federal, tribal, state, and local governments and private parties on such subjects as: ecosystem restoration, endangered species, wetlands, water allocation and watershed management, TMDL policy, drinking water regulations, groundwater protection, ocean and coastal management, chemicals and pesticides policy, oil spill contingency plans, and public health.  She also is the author of several publications, including:  - Resolving Environmental Disputes:  A Decade of Experience, - When the Sparks Fly:  Building Consensus When the Science is Contested, and - Seeking Solutions: Alternative Dispute Resolution and Western Water Issues.  She served two, three-year terms on the Board of Directors of the Society of Professionals in Dispute Resolution (now ACR) and served as the first chair of the environmental section.  Ms. Bingham attended Stanford University and received a B.S. from Huxley College of Environmental Studies in Washington State.  She did her graduate work in environmental planning at the University of California, Berkeley.  Ms. Bingham also worked as a planner in local government in the State of Washington and in India.

Address Line 1 1255 - 23rd Street NW Suite 275

City Washington

State District of Columbia

Zip 20037

Phone 202-965-6200

Fax 202-338-1264

Small Business No

GSA Schedule Provider Yes

Federal Employee No

Native Dispute Resolution Network Yes

Total Cases Last 10 Years 40

ECR Services Provided

Public Engagement/Public InputEagle Ford Project Panel2012
Joint Fact Finding/Neutral EvaluationApalachicola Chattachoochee Flint Stakeholders2011
Facilitation of Collaboration or Conflict Resolution EffortApalachicola Chattachoochee Flint Stakeholders2011
Process DesignEPA Drinking Water Strategy2010
Regulatory NegotiationsMicrobial Disinfection Byproducts Rulemaking1997
Mediation/Assisted NegotiationPrince William Sound Oil Spill Contingency Plan1996
Conflict/Situation AssessmentTruckee Carson Settlement Negotiations1995
Policy DialoguesNational Wetlands Policy Forum1989

Case Experience by Subject Matter

Air Quality and/or Air PollutionEagle Ford Project Panel2012
Coastal Zone and/or Marine Management IssuesMitigation and Monitoring Workshop for MMPA Rulemaking2012
Water Management, Allocation, RightsApalachicola Chattachoochee Flint Stakeholders2011
Endangered Species and/or Critical HabitatEndangered Species Act Consultation Work Group2010
Environmental HealthNational Conversation on Public Health and Chemical Exposures2009
Environmental JusticeEPA Environmental Justice Review Workshop2007
Climate ChangeUS Climate Policy Forum2006
Ecosystem ManagementFuture Challenges Initiative of FWS and USGS2005
Water issues GeneralAdvisory Committee on Water Information2003
Water QualityNational TMDL Listening Sessions2001
Cross-cultural IssuesTruckee Carson Settlement Negotiations1995
Wetlands and/or EstuariesNational Wetlands Policy Forum1989

Type of Public Decision

License and permit issuanceEagle Ford Project Panel2012
RulemakingTotal Coliform Rule and Distribution System Advisory Committee2007
Policy developmentChildren's Health Protection Advisory Committee2001
Siting and ConstructionBlue Grass Pipeline1999

Case Size

Cases involving 15 to 60 participantsApalachicola Chattachoochee Flint Stakeholders2011
Cases involving more than 3 but less than 15 participantsEndangered Species Act Consultation Work Group2010
Cases involving more than 60 participantsNational Conversation on Public Health and Chemical Exposures2009

Case Jurisdiction/Scale

Local/communityEagle Ford Project Panel2012
Multi-jurisdictionalApalachicola Chattachoochee Flint Stakeholders2011
Large landscape scaleMissouri River Recovery Implementation Committee2009
InteragencyChesapeake Bay Executive Order Recommendations2009
IntergovernmentalAdvisory Committee on Water Information2003
StatePrince William Sound Oil Spill Contingency Plan1996
Tribal governmentNegotiation Training Shoshone Arapahoe Joint Business Council1992
National or regionally significant casesNational Wetlands Policy Forum1989
Collaborative Technologies
Collaborative TechnologyCaseYear
Decision Analysis/Decision Support/Modeling (e.g., spatial analysis, multi-criteria discussion support, scenario planning, charettes)Apalachicola Chattachoochee Flint Stakeholders2011
Engagement/Communication Tools (e.g., polling tools, social media, collaborative document production, video conferencing, webinars, ideation tools)National Conversation on Public Health and Chemical Exposures2009

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