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EPA Announces First World Water Monitoring Day- International Effort Seeks Volunteer Involvement in Protecting Water Quality

Release Date: 08/06/2003
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CONTACT: John Millett 202-564-7842 /

(08/06/03) Officials from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, America’s Clean Water Foundation, and the International Water Association will announce World Water Monitoring Day – Oct. 18, 2003 – a global educational platform for environmental leaders, experts, educators, and trained volunteers to help their communities better understand and participate in protecting water quality. As part of the announcement, there will be a demonstration of a simple kit that will be used to monitor water quality around the world.
    WHO: Assistant Administrator for Water G. Tracy Mehan III, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
    Roberta Savage, President, America’s Clean Water Foundation
    Andrew Speers, Representing the International Water Association, London, England

WHAT: Announcement of first World Water Monitoring Day

WHEN: Friday, Aug. 8 , 2003, 10:30 a.m.
      WHERE: Murrow Room
National Press Club
529 14th St. NW, 13th Floor
Washington, D.C.