I appreciate your feedback on the application and am happy to provide more details. Let me illustrate how I plan to implement the solutions with a specific example.
In 2021, President Biden issued Executive Order 14094, aiming to modernize regulatory review and enhance equity in underserved communities. While the intention is noble, the outcomes can vary widely based on the input that the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) receives. For drinking water, the input path flows from local communities to water districts, then to state EPA, federal EPA, and finally to OIRA. At each stage, there's potential for misinformation or self-motivated actors to derail the process, leading to wasted time and resources. Historical examples abound where imperfect information within a bureaucracy had significant downstream effects.
In my work in the water industry, I've discovered that connecting with the right individual, reading the right article, or asking the right question can lead to a profound shift in thinking for the better. Moreover, OIRA, responsible for implementing EO 14094, is working to provide agencies with tools to strengthen their analysis by reflecting new developments in scientific and economic understanding. However, the choice of science and economic theory can drastically alter the future of regulation governing the country.
Raising awareness within the industry and showing the path to amplify one's voice could be the difference between a local government being overwhelmed with procedural roadblocks and fostering new developing populations. This is just one aspect; bureaucracy, fortunately or unfortunately, is rich with mismatches that need a spotlight for informed decision-making. This is what I'm aiming to achieve in my field.