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Students from Across Southern California to Compete in Nation’s Largest Solar-Powered Boat Competition May 18-20

May 17, 2018

--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 17, 2018--The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California:

BACKGROUND:

Solar Cup began in 2002 with eight teams and about 100 students. In the 16 years since, it has grown into the nation’s largest solar-powered boat competition. Along the way, more than 10,000 young men and women have participated in Solar Cup competitions, where they’ve learned about water resource management, alternative energy development and sustainability and been inspired to pursue careers in math, physics, engineering and environmental science.

The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is a state-established cooperative of 26 cities and water agencies serving nearly 19 million people in six counties. The district imports water from the Colorado River and Northern California to supplement local supplies, and helps its members to develop increased water conservation, recycling, storage and other resource-management programs.

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CONTACT: The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

Rebecca Kimitch, (213) 217-6450; (202) 821-5253, cell

Bob Muir, (213) 217-6930; (213) 324-5213, cell

KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA CALIFORNIA

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: EDUCATION PRIMARY/SECONDARY ENERGY ALTERNATIVE ENERGY POWERBOATING UTILITIES ENVIRONMENT SPORTS

SOURCE: The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

Copyright Business Wire 2018.

PUB: 05/17/2018 06:15 AM/DISC: 05/17/2018 06:15 AM

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