NESC hosts Indonesian leaders

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February 22, 2012 by Mark Kemp, National Environmental Services Center

NESC staff meet with Indonesian leaders to discuss a variety of emerging environmental issues.

Morgantown, W.Va. — Over the past year, the National Environmental Services Center (NESC), located at WVU’s National Research Center for Coal and Energy, has been a veritable United Nations, hosting environmental leaders from Moldova, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Poland, China, and, most recently, Indonesia.

On February 20, 2012, NESC welcomed Dr. Eniya Listiani Dewi, chief engineer and researcher, Agency for the Assessment and Application of Technology, Center for Materials Technology, and Mr. Mahendra Taher, executive director, Sumatra Sustainable Support, Association for the Autonomy of Civil Society in Sumatra. Joining the discussion about sustainability, alternative energy, and water resources were Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Design faculty members Peter Butler and Jingxin Wang.

“As the world economy grows, energy and environmental concerns are taking center stage,” says Gerald Iwan, Ph.D., NESC’s executive director. “Opportunities for the global scientific community to come together for positive technical and cultural exchanges are, therefore, extremely important. Addressing emerging issues related to water infrastructure sustainability offers a path toward international environmental and economic progress.”

The Indonesian visit was coordinated through WVU’s Office of International Students and Scholars and GlobalPittsburgh through the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program.

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Photographs of the visit are available on the NESC website at www.nesc.wvu.eduLearn more about GlobalPittsburgh by visiting their website at www.globalpittsburgh.org.

Contact:  Mark Kemp (304) 293-6895