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EPA 2008 Science Forum Presents Innovative Environmental Technologies

Release Date: 05/15/2008
Contact Information: Suzanne Ackerman, (202) 564-4355 / ackerman.suzanne@epa.gov

(Washington, D.C. - May 15, 2008) The EPA will kick off its 7th annual EPA Science Forum on Tuesday, May 20. Learn about new technologies that are expanding environmental protection and making going green economically profitable. For example, EPA will discuss the most promising green building technologies to lower costs and make eco-friendly housing affordable for most people. Technology is also expanding our horizons – literally! Advances in satellite data are allowing EPA and other agencies to assemble a global picture of air quality, a big improvement over relying on ground-based monitors.

The forum will feature plenary speakers, breakout sessions and a technology expo focused on three themes:

  • Technology advances and future directions
  • Energy, climate and the environment
  • Water systems infrastructure and security

Another highlight of the forum will be the release of the 2008 Report on the Environment on Tuesday at noon EDT.

WHO:
Dr. George Gray, Assistant Administrator, EPA's Office of Research and Development
Nicholas Parker, Co-Founder and Chairman, Cleantech Group
William McDonough, Founding Partner and Principal, William McDonough + Partners

WHAT:
2008 EPA Science Forum
Release of 2008 Report on the Environment

WHEN:
Tuesday, May 20 from 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. EDT
Wednesday, May 21 from 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. EDT
Thursday, May 22 from 8:30 a.m. – noon EDT

WHERE:
Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center
Room: Meridian D+E
1300 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20460

Information on the Science Forum: epa.gov/scienceforum/

NOTE: To enter the Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center requires photo identification.

PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES: Exhibits at the expo and green technologies in the Ronald Reagan Courtyard