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Pacific Northwest Region
Boise, Idaho
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Diana Cross
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Released On: July 11, 2003

Media Advisory Water 2025 Conference Targets Water Issues In The Northwest
No other topic seems as important and vital to the environmental and economic vitality in the Pacific Northwest then the issue of water.

Water will be the primary focus this week as policy makers meet directly with those who have an interest in finding ways to ensure that Idaho and other Pacific Northwestern states safeguard the future of this valuable natural resource.

WHO: Bureau of Reclamation

WHAT: Water 2025 Conference - (attendance limited to 250 participants)

WHEN: Thursday, July 17, 2003 Participant Registration: 8:00 a.m. Conference: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

WHERE: Red Lion Hotel, Boise Downtowner 1800 Fairview Avenue, Boise, Idaho

WHY: To bring together experienced statesmen, national policy makers, and local leaders to discuss ways of preventing the critical water supply problems facing many communities in the Pacific Northwest. The goals of the conferences are to identify the watersheds with the greatest potential risk of inadequate water supply in the next 25 years, valuate the most effective ways of addressing water supply challenges, and recommend cooperative planning approaches and tools that have the most likelihood of success.

HOW: Register online at www.usbr.gov/pn

There is no charge for attending the meeting, although pre-registration is required. Information on registration and background on the Water 2025 plan can be found at www.usbr.gov/pn. An updated agenda, listing keynote speakers and panelists, will be posted at this site.

MEDIA INTERVIEWS:

Due to the duration of the conference and the deadline constraints on some media, we will work hard to help you gain access to key participants during scheduled breaks or find an opportunity to meet your deadline. John Redding, public affairs specialist, will assist you in finding and securing the interview you want in order to meet your deadline.

The entire proposal may be found at www.doi.gov/water2025.

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