Former EPA Official Speaking at Charles River Watershed Assoc.’s Annual Meeting

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On Wednesday, March 22—World Water Day—Charles River Watershed Association (CRWA) will hold its 51st Annual Meeting at the Boston Marriott Newton. Bob Perciasepe, president of the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES), an internationally recognized think tank, will deliver the keynote address outlining paths forward for environmental policy and action. Perciasepe’s experiences as former U.S. EPA Deputy Administrator, Maryland state environment secretary, and a city planner, inform his approach to advancing smart energy and environmental policies. In a time of federal environmental policy retrenchment, Perciasepe’s insights are especially salient.

At the Annual Meeting, CRWA will recognize public officials, environmental advocates and volunteers whose hard work helps protect the Charles River. This year CRWA will award the Anne M. Blackburn Award to Nigel B. Pickering, the Public Official Award to John P. Sullivan Chief Engineer at Boston Water and Sewer Commission and the Citizen Activist Award to Cathie Zusy of Cambridge. CRWA will also recognize citizen scientist volunteers who have served 10, 15 and 20 years at the organization. Members of CRWA will elect officers and directors to the Board and will receive an update on the organization’s work. For more information about CRWA’s Annual Meeting or to purchase tickets please visit

The theme for World Water Day, Why Wastewater? explores how wastewater can be reduced and reused. This theme connects with CRWA’s research on recycling wastewater into heat, electricity, compost and reclaimed water in urban centers. To learn more about this critical work visit

About Charles River Watershed Association:

Charles River Watershed Association’s mission is to use science, advocacy and the law to protect, preserve and enhance the Charles River and its watershed. One of our country’s first watershed organizations, CRWA formed in 1965 in response to public concern about the declining condition of the Charles River. Since its earliest days of advocacy, CRWA has figured prominently in major clean-up and watershed protection efforts that have dramatically improved the health of the Charles.

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