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TOMORROW: EPA Chief to Tour Water Innovation Facilities in Milwaukee

Release Date: 08/04/2010
Contact Information: Brendan Gilfillan, gillfillan.brendan@epa.gov

WASHINGTON – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa P. Jackson will travel to Milwaukee, Wis. tomorrow, August 5, to meet with local leaders, water officials and scientists to discuss water innovation and conservation efforts. Her visit highlights the agency’s commitment to protecting our nation’s waters and will include a tour of the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee’s School of Freshwater Science. She also will join a roundtable discussion of the latest water innovation science with Milwaukee water innovation leaders, local and state leaders and local business representatives. Administrator Jackson will join Governor Doyle, Mayor Barrett and University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Chancellor Carlos Santiago at a press conference to discuss innovative water policies.

Administrator Jackson will also visit the Wisconsin state fair. Later, she will participate in an environmental justice roundtable with city leaders and representatives from local community and environmental groups.

Protecting America’s waters is one of Administrator Jackson’s top priorities for EPA. This effort includes working toward innovative strategies to improve water quality and enforcement programs, continuing comprehensive watershed protection programs for the Great Lakes and the Chesapeake Bay, initiating measures to address post-construction runoff, damage to water quality from surface mining, and stronger drinking water protection.

WHO: EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson
Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle
Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee Chancellor Carlos Santiago

WHAT: Water Innovation Press Conference

WHEN: Thursday, August 5, 2010
2:00 p.m. CST

WHERE: Discovery World
500 North Harbor Drive
Milwaukee