Office of the Spokesperson
March 20, 2017
On March 22, World Water Day, the U.S. Water Partnership will host the 2017 U.S. Water Partnership All Partners Meeting in the Department of State’s George C. Marshall Conference Center. The meeting will be open to the press from 9:a.m. to 10:10 a.m.
The U.S. Water Partnership is a 120-member public-private partnership that was launched in 2012 to unite and mobilize U.S. knowledge, expertise, and resources to improve water security. This event will bring together members of the Partnership to discuss water innovation, security, infrastructure finance, and equity and affordability.
Keynote speakers will include U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt and President and CEO of the National Geographic Society Gary E. Knell. Administrator Pruitt will speak about elevating America’s water infrastructure as a national priority. Mr. Knell will announce National Geographic’s first venture into the public policy space to convene nonpartisan, fact-based dialogues between National Geographic experts and important leaders in Washington about water and other complex issues affecting the U.S. today.
To cover other events planned by the U.S. Water Partnership for World Water Day please review their media release.
The event is open to the press. Pre-set time for cameras is 8:15 am from the 21st Street entrance. Final access time for writers and stills is 8:45 am from the 21st Street entrance. The open press portion of the day will conclude at 10:10 am. Due to another event in the building, press must enter at 21st Street to cover this event.
Please R.S.V.P to Esther Bell at BellEF@State.gov by 5pm Monday, March 20, 2017, with your first and last name, date of birth, and passport or driver’s license number.
Media representatives may attend this event upon presentation of one of the following: (1) a U.S. Government-issued photo media credential (e.g., Department of State, White House, Congress, Department of Defense or Foreign Press Center), or (2) an official photo identification card issued by their news organization, or (3) a letter from their employer on official letterhead verifying their current employment as a journalist.
Additionally, they must present an official government photo identification card (i.e., U.S. driver's license or passport).
For further information, please contact the Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs (OES) at BellEF@state.gov or 202-647-1511 or follow @StateDeptOES.
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