Thursday, November 8, 2012
EPA Event: Importance of Water to the United States Economy Symposium
EPA is conducting a study on the
importance of water in the U.S. economy to better understand how water contributes to the economic welfare of the nation and plays a critical role in many sectors of the U.S. economy. On December 4, EPA and American University will host a public symposium in Washington, D.C. with speakers that represent a diverse array of industries including agriculture, food and beverage production, manufacturing, recreation, tourism and fishing. EPA will also release a draft report on the importance of water to the U.S. economy. To register to attend the symposium, click here.
Additionally, EPA held a workshop on September 19, in Washington, D.C. to present the findings from background papers and to engage a diverse mix of analysts and decision-makers from different regions and sectors of the economy in a discussion. Topics included challenges that private and public sector decision-makers face in managing and using water resources, methods and tools analysts use to generate information to support decision-making, and gaps in information that would improve management and use of water resources. Click here for materials from the workshop. For more information, contact John Powers (firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-564-5776).