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    State Report to be Unveiled Monday on Opportunities in Water Technology

    To Boost Business, Jobs, Environment


    What:     Innovations and Opportunities in Water Technologies Conference

    Date:      Monday, October 15, 2018

    Time:     9:15 a.m.

    Where:  UMass Amherst, Life Sciences Laboratories, 3rd Floor

                  240 Thatcher Road, Amherst, Mass.

    The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) will release a comprehensive study that evaluates the potential of developing a network of water-testing demonstration centers in the Commonwealth, including one at UMass Amherst. The centers would pilot new water technologies to position Massachusetts as a global leader in the water innovation and energy efficiency sector, providing significant business and employment opportunities.

    The report will be unveiled at UMass Amherst as part of a conference sponsored by MassCEC and the Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts. The conference will highlight the growing Massachusetts water technology sector and efforts to develop a network of Water Technology Demonstration Centers in Massachusetts. Speakers will include Martin Suuberg, commissioner, Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection; Stephen Pike, CEO, MassCEC; Rick Sullivan, president and CEO, Western Mass EDC, and Kumble Subbaswamy, chancellor of UMass Amherst. Municipal, industry and research leaders will participate in related panel discussions.

    Contact: Ed Blaguszewski, edblag@umass.edu, 413-545-0444

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