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Eco-Engineering: Addressing Water Challenges

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You are cordially invited to attend Eco-Engineering: Addressing Water Challenges

The fourth in a series of annual forums sponsored by Hitachi, and featuring panels organized by the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Brookings Institution

This invitation-only event will feature a keynote presentation by The Honorable Ken Salazar, U.S. Secretary of Interior (invited)

An overview address by Dr. David Titley: Deputy Under Secretary for Operations, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Panel 1: Improving Water Use in Shale Gas Production The continued development of unconventional resources depends on the safe and sustainable continuation of the practice of hydraulic fracturing ("fracking"), at present a highly water-intensive process. This panel will examine lower-water alternatives to current fracking methods as well as new technical options for water treatment, disposal, and recycling. It will examine the state and federal regulatory requirements for water use in fracking and seek to determine whether and how these should be updated to ensure the sustainability of the process.

Panel 2: Confronting Water Issues in Cities and Urban Areas More than half the world's population today lives in cities and metro areas, and behind increasing urbanization is an array of problems such as the provision of fresh water to meet the most basic human needs. The purpose of this panel is to confront the growing challenges of clean water in urban areas and feature experts and practitioners that will describe real world examples and success stories of how water challenges are being met.

Details for the Event:

Thursday, September 27, 2012

1:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Reception to follow.

AAAS Auditorium, 1200 New York Avenue, N.W. Washington, DC 20005

(Entrance at 12th and H Streets)

To register, please use this link

Can't attend in person? You can also watch a live webcast online.