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Southern California Chinese American Environmental Protection Association (SCCAEPA) will host “2017 Los Angeles Environmental Forum (LAEF)” in Los Angeles, California, between August 28 and 30, 2017.  The purpose of the forum and conference is to share with its members’ knowledge and experience in the environmental field with the global Chinese community.

The opening ceremony will start at 9:30 AM, August 28, 2017, in San Gabriel Hilton. Congresswoman Judy Chu and Deputy Consul General Lushan Sun of Consulate General of People’s Republic of China in Los Angeles will give dignitary speeches. The keynote speakers include Mr. Sam Unger, Executive Officer of Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board, Dr. Jason Low, Assistant Deputy Executive Officer of South Coast Air Quality Management District, and Prof. Herbert HP Fang of University of Hong Kong. During the lunch, Dr. Glen MacDonald, professor of UCLA and member of the National Academy of Science, will give a luncheon presentation. SCCAEPA will also present awards to the winners of student research project competition.

Approximately over 150 environmental experts and scholars will participate in the forum.  Besides the traditional subject of water resources and air quality pollution management, there are also currently hot environmental topics, including environmental green technology, low carbon economy, alternative energy, and ecological restoration.  In addition, on August 30, 2017, field trips are arranged, which include water resources management (waste water re-use), ”sponge city” and LID projects, air quality monitoring station and research labs, and contaminated land and redevelopment. During the forum (August 28 and 29), an environmental expo and job fair will be held concurrently with forum sessions.

SCCAEPA is a volunteer-based non-profit organization (501(c)(3)).  Association’s mission is to promote environmental awareness and members’ communications, and to participate in and serve the environmental scientific community and the Chinese American community.  Currently, the Association has more than 450 members who are scientists, engineers, professors, students, and environmental professionals working in sectors of government, municipalities, and private consulting.

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Contact persons:  Chair of Steering Committee: Dr. Weixing Tong (213-576-6715) ,