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MONDAY: EPA Chief in New Orleans to Keynote Top Water Quality Conference

Release Date: 09/28/2012
Contact Information: Dave Bary or Jennah Durant, 214 665-2200 or

WASHINGTON – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa P. Jackson will travel to New Orleans Monday to deliver the keynote address at the Water Environment Federation’s Annual Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC), the largest annual water quality conference and exhibition in the world.

Administrator Jackson will speak on the progress made in ensuring clean water and emerging opportunities for innovation in water infrastructure. The year 2012 marks the 40th anniversary of the Clean Water Act.

Prior to the her keynote, Jackson will also join U.S. Department of Commerce Under Secretary for International Trade Francisco Sánchez to officially launch the U.S. Environmental Technologies Export Initiative. This new initiative is designed to foster greater interagency collaboration in U.S. government trade, technology exports, and international environmental activities. The initiative launch is scheduled for 9:45 a.m. in the WEFTEC Global Center, Hall G, New Orleans Morial Convention Center.

What: Administrator Jackson to deliver WEFTEC keynote address: “40 Years of Clean Water and Innovation for Tomorrow”

When: Monday, October 1, 2012: 10:30 a.m.

Where: New Orleans Theatre, Level 2, New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

Complimentary registration is available for credentialed media representatives. Please contact Lori Harrison at 703-216-8565 or

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