Assistant Secretary for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs for the U.S. State Department Kerri-Ann Jones will give the keynote address at the Third International Emerging Technology Symposium by IAPMO and the World Plumbing Council. Jones oversees a new international water partnership addressing international water supply issues.
Reporting directly to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Jones was previouslyDirector of the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Office of International Science and Engineering (2002-2005). Her prior professional experience includes serving as the Director for the Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) for the state of Maine (2000-2002), and as Associate Director for National Security and International Affairs at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). She has also worked in management and technical positions with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
The symposium will be held May 1-2 in Bethesda, Md. Among the topics covered will be:
- Thermal Insulation and Domestic Hot Water Systems
- Research Paves Way for High-Performing Water-Saving Spray Valves
- Potential Health Risks from Reclaimed Water: What to Know and Avoid
- Measuring Sustainability – Credibility and Accountability
- Technologies for Industrial/Municipal Water Reuse
For more information, visit: (http://www.iapmo.org/Pages/EmergingTechnologySymposium.aspx)
NOTE:This information is the opinion of the author/blogger and not the official position of IAPMO.