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DOC - Forum on Industrial Water Use

The U.S. Department of Commerce's Sustainable Manufacturing Initiative Presents A: Forum on Industrial Water Use

September 23, 2010
8:30 AM – 12:00 PM (EST)
Room 4830
1401 Constitution Ave. NW,
Washington, DC

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Forum on Industrial Water Use is a no-cost event that will focus on water supply and related quality issues affecting the U.S. manufacturing sector.  Water quantity is a growing concern in the U.S., and companies across a range of industry sectors are raising questions about water scarcity now and in the future.  These questions highlight the potential risk water scarcity poses to business continuity and the need to include the issue in company sustainability strategies. 

Presenters at this forum will discuss the current state of industrial water use, including trends, challenges, and needs from the government, NGO and industry perspectives.  Attendees will also be encouraged to share their views and experiences. 

This event is intended to initiate a long-term, strategic dialogue on industrial water use with U.S. industry that can serve as a basis for continual U.S. Department of Commerce support to U.S. firms in this area. Representatives from U.S. manufacturers, industry and trade associations, academia, non-governmental organizations and other federal and state government agencies are encouraged to attend.

The Forum will be held on September 23rd, 2010 from 8:30am – 12:00pm at Department of Commerce headquarters in Washington, D.C. (1401 Constitution Ave. NW, Room 4830). To register for this free event, please click here. Seating for this event is limited to one representative per organization. For additional information on the Forum, please email us at or contact Richard Kashmanian at 202-482-1263.

Announcing an SMI Webinar for the American Chemical Society
Morgan Barr from the Sustainable Manufacturing Initiative will be giving a free webinar on July 29 from 2:00-3:00 PM EST as part of the ACS webinar series.   This webinar will cover the recent work of the SMI.  Learn about government programs and resources available to help your company become more environmentally sustainable, energy efficient and competitive.  In addition to lowering energy costs, sustainable manufacturing practices can help you meet environmental regulations and improve your company image with customers, suppliers and employees. Morgan Barr will discuss the benefits, partnership opportunities, and government resources available for manufacturers, particularly those in the chemicals sector, and will be answering questions from participants.  Please click here for more information.
For more information about the U.S. Department of Commerce's Sustainable Manufacturing Initiative, contact: Manufacturing and Services, International Trade Administration, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230. Tel. (202) 482-3703; on the Web: 

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