For Immediate Release: March 21, 2014
Maine’s Energy Future, Safe Beaches & Clean Water Focus of Conference
Who: The Senator George J. Mitchell Center at the University of Maine
What: The Maine Water & Sustainability Conference
When: April 1, 2014, 7:30 am – 4 pm
Where: Augusta Civic Center, 76 Community Drive, Augusta, ME
Why: The public is invited to a series of informative sessions on critical Maine water and sustainability issues, including talks on…
• How can sustainability science help tackle problems related to impaired water quality in coastal regions, where elevated levels of unhealthy bacteria can lead to the closure of shellfish beds and posting of beach advisories.
• Maine’s energy future, including research and applications related the renewable energy topics: off-shore wind and bioenergy, the transition from reliance on oil, the role of efficiency in lowering energy needs and the potential for using Maine’s biomass and waste stream.
• How is climate change affecting Maine’s freshwater, estuarine, and coastal resources and what new tools, methods, and data are available to help analyze and manage these changes?
For more information on speakers and specific session times, go to http://umaine.edu/mitchellcenter/mwc-2014/
About: The Maine Water Conference was founded in 1994 by the Senator George J. Mitchell Center at the University of Maine as an annual forum for water resource professionals, researchers, consultants, citizens, students, regulators, and planners to exchange information and present new findings on water resource issues in Maine. The conference has grown to become one of the largest environmentally related conferences in Maine attracting over 350 attendees each year. The Maine Water Conference Steering Committee is made up of key water resource stakeholders from across the state.