October 1, 2007

Quebec environment industry association marks 45th year

MONTREAL, QUE-Quebec's environment industry association, Réseau environnement, recently marked its 45th anniversary with a reception at the Canadian Architecture Centre in Montreal. Originally founded in 1962 as the Quebec Association for Water Engineering (l'Association québécoise des techniques de l'eau), the Environment Network today comprises over 2,000 active members, among them 400 companies and nearly 200 municipalities. Its achievements over the years have included organization of the annual Americana conference and the Quebec Environmental Technologies Salon, launch of its Vecteur environnement magazine, a drinking water conservation program and other initiatives designed to foster the advancement of environmental technologies in Quebec. The focus of Réseau environnement has broadened over the years as well to include groundwater, air quality and climate change, as well as water quality and waste management. More information is available from Josée Méthot, general manager, 514/270-7110, ext 225, E-mail jmethot@reseau-environnement.com, Web site www.reseau-environnement.com.

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