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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Road to the New Energy Economy: Re-engineering Water for Power

The National Science Foundation (NSF), DISCOVER Magazine, IEEE and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) invite you to attend a lunchtime briefing entitled "Road to the New Energy Economy: Re-engineering Water for Power." The speakers will discuss the energy demands for clean water supplies and how future technology could allow cleaner water and even power generation from reclamation.

The honorary host for the event is Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. NSF Deputy Director Cora Marrett will be a special guest. Thomas Peterson, assistant director, NSF's Directorate for Engineering, will moderate the event.

The program will feature guest speakers Richard Luthy, director of the NSF Engineering Research Center for Re-inventing the Nation's Urban Water Infrastructure at Stanford University, and Patricia Mulroy, general manager, Las Vegas Valley Water District, Southern Nevada Water Authority.

NSF, DISCOVER Magazine, IEEE and ASME have conducted nine Road to the New Energy Economy events since 2009 focusing on the science and technology required to achieve the nation's energy goals. Please RSVP to DISCOVER Magazine and join us in the Senate Visitors Center, Room 212-10, from noon to 1:30 p.m., on Wednesday, April 25, 2012.

Lunch will be provided.


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