**Water-efficiency professionals from around the world gather for third
WaterSmart Innovations Conference and Exposition in Las Vegas**
**Fourth International Conference and Expo slated for Oct. 5-7, 2011**
LAS VEGAS (October 12) – More than 1,000 participants from 40 states and 10 foreign nations took part in the third annual WaterSmart Innovations Conference and Exposition, held October 6-8 in Las Vegas.
Presented by the Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA) in partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) WaterSense program, the American Water Works Association and other forward-thinking organizations, WSI offered more than 130 professional sessions in a variety of tracks as well as an expo hall featuring nearly 90 exhibitors from around the world.
“Based upon preliminary feedback, this was our most successful event, so far,” said WSI Program Chairman Doug Bennett. “What really makes this event unique is the diversity and the quality of the professionals that attend.”
The conference also featured keynote addresses October 7 by “natural capitalism” advocate Hunter Lovins, and October 8 by Steven Solomon, author of the best-selling book Water: The Epic Struggle for Wealth, Power and Civilization.
Technical tours to Hoover Dam, the Springs Preserve and The Venetian Resort highlighted Southern Nevada’s water-efficiency practices and water resources.
The fourth WSI conference and expo is slated for Oct. 5-7, 2011, at the South Point Hotel and Conference Center. The deadline for submitting abstracts is Friday, January 14, 2011. More information is available at www.WaterSmartInnovations.com.