LOS ANGELES, Aug. 7 (Xinhua) -- More than 150 environment experts gathered here Thursday to attend the "2014 Los Angeles Environmental Forum," which will discuss water, air and soil pollution management and other green technologies.
Organized by the Southern California Chinese American Environmental Protection Association (SCCAEPA), the forum will be held from Aug. 7 to 14 with the purpose of sharing knowledge and experiences in the environmental field with the global Chinese community.
Besides the traditional subject of water and air pollution management, the forum will also discuss hot environment issues, including green technologies, low carbon economy, alternative energy and ecological restoration.
Weixing Tong, senior engineering geologist of California Environmental Protection Agency and former president of the SCCAEPA, said that since the SCCAEPA was founded in 1991, it has endeavored to build a platform of knowledge and experience sharing and exchanging for the Chinese community all over the world.
Currently, the association has more than 350 members who are scientists, engineers, professors, students and environmental professionals working in sectors of government, municipalities, legal and private consulting related to environmental protection. Through a series of international conferences, such as the forum, it contributed to the policy making and environment improvement in many countries and regions.