No Time to Waste

In cooperation with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), American Waste Management Association (AWMA) is holding their 94th Annual Conference and Exhibition in Orlando, Fla. from June 24 to 28, 2001. The Orange County Convention Center will fill with more than 400 exhibitors' booths offering resources on the latest environmental services and equipment on display at 2001: An Environmental Odyssey.

Dr. Asif Faiz of the World Bank, a global adviser, will offer the keynote address on Sunday evening. In collaboration with United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP), Dr. Faiz helped initiate the Bank's first studies and research on air pollution from motor vehicles.

The following morning, experts will convene in a panel discussion about urban toxics planning with the Director of EPA Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards, John S. Seitz.

Opening at 9:00 a.m, Monday through Wednesday, products will provoke questions and answers at the exhibition about brownfields development, environmental engineering, ISO14000, remediation, water treatment and more. There will be a special International Innovative Environmental Technology Pavillion where certified new products and technologies from companies around the world will be, as well as products and technologies in the pre-commercialization stages. There will also be an opportunity to meet with the organizations and agencies responsible for technology certification or verification programs. Another highlight of the exhibit is the New Product Technology Theater, where quick, 15-minute presentations present products and services of the future.

For more details, visit the event Web site at

This article originally appeared in the June 2001 issue of Environmental Protection, Vol. 12, No. 6, p. 56.

This article originally appeared in the 06/01/2001 issue of Environmental Protection.

About the Author

Jim DiPeso is communications director at the Pacific Northwest Pollution Prevention Resource Center, Seattle.