GE plans World Water Tour

GE Water & Process Technologies, a unit of General Electric Company, has announced its upcoming World Water Tour, a series of seminars, which will bring water industry experts and industrial water users together to discuss best practices and solutions capable of meeting industry's growing need to minimize operational costs, create sustainable supplies of quality water, decrease energy consumption and meet increasingly stringent regulatory requirements...

Mar 16th, 2007

TREVOSE, PA, March 16, 2007 -- GE Water & Process Technologies, a unit of General Electric Company, has announced its upcoming World Water Tour, a series of seminars, which will bring water industry experts and industrial water users together to discuss best practices and solutions capable of meeting industry's growing need to minimize operational costs, create sustainable supplies of quality water, decrease energy consumption and meet increasingly stringent regulatory requirements. The 14-city tour will focus on best practices proven in balancing the competitive business and environmental demands that often face industrial water users, especially those located in regions confronting water quality and scarcity challenges.

"Some of industries costliest mandates are regulatory compliancy, as well as water and energy use," said Jeff Garwood, president and CEO, GE Water & Process Technologies. "Experts will discuss ways industries can better meet business demands and improve productivity through solutions that can cut operational costs. And in competitive marketplaces, this can be an invaluable asset."

Currently, industries consume as much as 22% of the world's water. In developed countries, industrial water use is as high as 59% -- and rising. For industrial water users in areas that lack access to adequate supplies of quality water, and often infrastructure too, creating a sustainable and dependable source of water can offer security, independence and increased opportunity for growth. In addition, according to the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Division for Sustainable Development there are also environmental benefits to be reaped, "Through more efficient production processes, preventive strategies, cleaner production technologies and procedures throughout the product life cycle (…) the policies and operations of business and industry (...) can play a major role in reducing impacts on resource use and the environment."

GE Water & Process Technologies' World Water Tour will touch on challenges that can often arise during industrial processes, such as: washing, diluting, cooling, transporting, processing, fabricating products, sanitizing facilities, and producing commodities such as, refined petroleum, chemicals, food, paper and primary metals.

2007 World Water Tour Locations and Schedule:

Las Vegas, NV, USA -- May 2-4
Houston, TX, USA -- May 9-11
Monterrey, Mexico -- May 16-18
Chicago, IL, USA -- June 6-8
Atlanta, GA, USA -- June 13-15
Edmonton, Canada -- June 20-22
Santiago, Chile -- August 8-10
Melbourne, Australia -- August 22-24
Barcelona, Spain -- September 5-7
Mumbai, India -- Fall 2007
Bangalore, India -- Fall 2007
Shanghai, China -- Fall 2007
Beijing, China -- Fall 2007
Dubai, UAE -- Winter 2007

GE Water & Process Technologies has one of the broadest offerings of industrial water, water reuse, water scarcity, and process treatment solutions available. GE's portfolio improves productivity; optimizes critical plant life and performance; increases process uptime; cuts costs and reduces waste.

For more information on GE's World Water Tour, please visit www.gewater.com.

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