(June 27, 2017) ITRC Director Patricia Reyes, along with a few ITRC members, had the privilege of representing ITRC abroad at several environmental conferences in Beijing, China this past week. Director Reyes spoke on ITRC's mission and accomplishments, and served as a panelist at the China Green Sustainable Remediation Conference, hosted by the China Association of Environmental Protection Industry (CAEPI). The conference focused on promoting domestic and international knowledge to enhance cooperation within remediation. Shell Global R&D Team Lead on Soil and Groundwater, ITRC industry member, and one of our PVI trainers, Matt Lahvis, also attended and presented a workshop on the management of contaminated soils.

Further promoting the organization on the international stage, ITRC information was displayed at the United States' Environmental Technology booth at the 15th Annual China International Environmental Protection Exhibition and Conference (CIEPEC). CIEPEC is a prestigious environmental conference attracting exhibitors from North America, Europe, and Southeast Asia highlighting the world's innovative environmental technologies, products, and services.

ITRC industry member, Michael Driver of Brisea Group, Inc., also announced this summer's launching of the U.S.- China Environmental Education Foundation (UCEEF)'s resource-sharing platform. Called the EnvGuide, this initiative is a partnership between the U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S EPA, ITRC, and ASTM International to promote environmental information exchange between the U.S. and China.

ITRC Director, Patricia Reyes, with Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Sciences (CRAES) President, Li Haisheng.

Patricia Reyes exchanging gifts with Yonghui Song, Vice President of CRAES.

Chief Engineer and Vice President of Beijing Environmental Protection Science Research Institute, Dr. Jiang Lin; Matt Lahvis of Shell; Patricia Reyes; and Brisea Group, Inc. President, Yuhong Jiang (left to right)."

Patricia Reyes presenting on ITRC at the China Green Sustainable Remediation Conference.