Dow, Shell lead dialogue on future of fresh water

MINNEAPOLIS, MN, Feb. 2, 2010 -- Dow Water & Process Solutions will lend its expertise to the MIT Executive Forum "The Future of Fresh Water" February 17, at the Federal Reserve Bank in Houston, TX...

Feb 2nd, 2010

MINNEAPOLIS, MN, Feb. 2, 2010 -- Dow Water & Process Solutions, a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company (Dow) and a leading global supplier of advanced technologies for purification and separation processes that make water safer, cleaner and more available, will lend its expertise to the MIT Executive Forum "The Future of Fresh Water" February 17, at the Federal Reserve Bank in Houston, Tex. The event, of which Dow is a sponsor, takes place from 5:15-8:30 p.m.

As part of the event, David Klanecky, global R&D director, will preside on a panel discussing the most pressing issues in water scarcity, future impacts on the Southwest United States and the role technology plays on the future of water.

The panel, moderated by Lane Sloan, former president of Shell Chemical, includes Klanecky and the following individuals:

• Dennis Dimick, executive environmental editor for National Geographic
• Dr. Danny Reible, chair of environmental health and engineering at The University of Texas at Austin
• Herman Settemeyer, Texas Commission of Environment Quality and Water

For more information on Dow Water & Process Solutions, visit www.dowwaterandprocess.com. To register for the MIT Executive Forum, contact Dale Wilkins at dale@amchouston.com, or (713) 839-0808.

About Dow Water & Process Solutions
Dow Water & Process Solutions has a 50 year legacy of providing innovative water and process solutions to both communities and industries alike. A differentiated business unit of The Dow Chemical Company, Dow Water & Process Solutions offers a broad portfolio of ion exchange resins, reverse osmosis membranes, ultrafiltration membranes and electrodeionization products, with strong positions in a number of major application areas, including industrial and municipal water, industrial processes, pharmaceuticals, power, residential water and wastewater and water reuse. More information about Dow Water & Process Solutions can be found at www.dowwaterandprocess.com.

About Dow
Dow combines the power of science and technology with the "Human Element" to passionately innovate what is essential to human progress. The Company connects chemistry and innovation with the principles of sustainability to help address many of the world's most challenging problems such as the need for clean water, renewable energy generation and conservation, and increasing agricultural productivity. Dow's diversified industry-leading portfolio of specialty chemical, advanced materials, agrosciences and plastics businesses deliver a broad range of technology-based products and solutions to customers in approximately 160 countries and in high growth sectors such as electronics, water, energy, coatings and agriculture. In 2009, Dow had annual sales of $45 billion and employed approximately 52,000 people worldwide. The Company's more than 5,000 products are manufactured at 214 sites in 37 countries across the globe. References to "Dow" or the "Company" mean The Dow Chemical Company and its consolidated subsidiaries unless otherwise expressly noted. More information about Dow can be found at www.dow.com.

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