FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
MEDIA ADVISORY: MDE to host 4th annual Clean Water Innovations Trade Show, present learning sessions
BALTIMORE, MD (October 18, 2014) – The Maryland Department of the Environment will host the 2014 Smart, Green & Growing Clean Water Innovations Trade Show, an event that brings together businesses, local governments, developers and other stakeholders to find cost-effective, innovative and efficient ways to reduce polluted stormwater runoff and improve water quality in local waterways and the Chesapeake Bay. In addition to the exhibits, MDE will present several learning sessions for registered attendees.
The Maryland Clean Water Innovations Trade Show was an initiative developed at a 2011 “Maryland Forward” forum on sustainability. Inspired by the suggestion of Governor O’Malley to bring together Maryland businesses with developers and local governments to work on cost-effective solutions to stormwater runoff pollution and other water quality issues, the Maryland Clean Water Innovations Trade Show was born.
WHO: Robert M. Summers, Secretary, Maryland Department of the Environment; Sarah Lane, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science at DNR; Adam Ortiz, Director, Prince George’s County Department of the Environment; Dana N. Havlik, P.E. and Christie Minami, P.E., Maryland State Highway Administration; approximately 200 representatives from federal, state, and local agencies; stakeholder groups; and water quality businesses. The trade show will feature 40 exhibitors specializing in environmentally friendly clean water business solutions.
WHEN: Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
TRADE SHOW SCHEDULE:
9:00 a.m. – Trade Show exhibits open
9:45 a.m. – Secretary Robert M. Summers will deliver opening remarks
10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. – Session one: Maryland’s Innovative Technology Fund: Restoring the Chesapeake Bay through Innovation
11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. – Session two:The New School for Clean Water: Creativity and Partnership in a Time of Great Opportunity
1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. – Session three: An Overview of SHA’s Approach to Water Quality Improvements
3:00 p.m. – Trade Show ends
Visit our website for more information on the Trade Show learning sessions.
WHERE: Maryland Department of the Environment headquarters at Montgomery Park Auditorium, 1800 Washington Boulevard, Baltimore, Maryland 21230
WHY: The one-day event allows green vendors to exhibit innovative products and services for environmentally sensitive site design and restoration of wetlands, streams and other ecosystems. The event is free to both vendors and the general public, however space is limited.
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