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Media Advisory: White House to host Water Summit

The summit will raise awareness of the national importance of water and highlight new commitments and announcements that the Administration and non-Federal institutions are making to build a sustainable water future.
March 21, 2016
On Tuesday, March 22, 2016—World Water Day—the Administration will host a White House Water Summit to raise awareness of the national importance of water.

On Tuesday, March 22, 2016—World Water Day—the Administration will host a White House Water Summit to raise awareness of the national importance of water.

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Los Alamos watershed research among featured projects

LOS ALAMOS, N.M., March 21, 2016—On Tuesday, March 22, 2016—World Water Day—the Administration will host a White House Water Summit to raise awareness of the national importance of water and to highlight new commitments and announcements that the Administration and non-Federal institutions are making to build a sustainable water future. A project from Los Alamos National Laboratory will be among the research areas featured.

Safe, sufficient, and reliable water resources are essential to the functioning of every aspect and sector of U.S. society, including agricultural and energy production, industry and economic growth, human and environmental health, and national security. As climate change affects our Nation’s water supplies, and our population continues to grow and shift, it will become increasingly important to build a sustainable water future. To reduce and mitigate the incidence and impact of water stresses on U.S. communities, it is essential to develop, implement, and deploy the type of sustainable, integrated, and long-term water-management strategies that will be highlighted during the Water Summit.

WHEN:   Tuesday, March 22; 9:00 AM EDT to approximately 12:30 PM EDT
WHERE:  Eisenhower Executive Office Building, Washington, DC
WHO:     Senior Administration Officials and representatives from the private and public sectors
RSVP:     This event will be open press, but space is limited. Members of the media who wish to cover this event must RSVP by 4:00PM EDT, Monday, March 21. Press not holding White House hard passes must also fill out the form by the deadline for access to the White House complex.

***RSVPs do not guarantee access. If we are able to accommodate your request for credentials, you will receive a confirmation after the deadline to RSVP has passed with further instructions and logistical details.

WEBCAST:    This event will be webcast live at www.whitehouse.gov/live

More information about the Los Alamos project will be released during and after the summit event.

About Los Alamos National Laboratory

Los Alamos National Laboratory, a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security, is operated by Los Alamos National Security, LLC, a team composed of Bechtel National, the University of California, BWXT Government Group, and URS, an AECOM company, for the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration.

Los Alamos enhances national security by ensuring the safety and reliability of the U.S. nuclear stockpile, developing technologies to reduce threats from weapons of mass destruction, and solving problems related to energy, environment, infrastructure, health, and global security concerns.


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