WaterSmart Innovations Conference and Exposition

Published on December 2, 2009

**Third international conference and expo slated for Oct. 6-8, 2010**

*More than 1,000 participants from around the world attend the second WaterSmart Innovations Conference and Exposition*

LAS VEGAS (October 12) – More than 1,000 participants from 42 states and 12 foreign nations participated in the second WaterSmart Innovations Conference and Exposition, held October 7-9 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 130 professional sessions in a variety of tracks as well as an expo hall featuring 100 exhibitors from around the world.

“It’s exciting to know that water experts from around the world took advantage of this opportunity to interact with their counterparts from so many different nations and backgrounds,” said program Chairman Doug Bennett.

“We believe this was time well spent for all who came to WSI, as sharing creativity and knowledge in an atmosphere of collaboration is the catalyst for finding innovative approaches to the water efficiency challenges we all face,” Bennett said.

The conference also featured keynote addresses October 7 by Dan Bena, international sustainability director for PepsiCo, and October 8 by Dr. Jim Gill, inaugural chairman of Water Australia and past CEO of the Water Corporation of Western Australia.

Technical tours to Hoover Dam and the Springs Preserve highlighted Southern Nevada’s water-efficiency practices and water resources.

The third WSI conference and expo is slated for Oct. 6-8, 2010, at the South Point Hotel and Conference Center, Las Vegas, Nevada. The deadline for submitting abstracts is Friday, January 29, 2010. More information is available at www.WaterSmartInnovations.com.

#Call for Abstracts#

LAS VEGAS – Experts in the field of water efficiency are invited to submit abstracts for the third WaterSmart Innovations Conference and Exposition, slated for October 6-8, 2010, in Las Vegas.

The deadline for submitting abstracts is Friday, January 29, 2010. Professionals, scientists, government employees, organizations, public and private institutions, policy makers, students and all others working in an industry related to water efficiency are invited to submit an abstract for an oral presentation, panel discussion or workshop.

Event organizers hope to build upon the success of the first two WSI conferences, created to broaden the knowledge of innovations in water conservation including products, programs and outreach. WSI organizers will consider all topics related to innovations in water conservation; potential topics include:

• Conservation and Incentive Program Management

• Drought Management Planning

• Alternate Sources

• Rainwater/Greywater/Stormwater Harvesting

• Sustainable Construction and Development

• High Efficiency Fixtures and Appliances

• Policy Development/Public Outreach

• Landscapes and Outdoor Water Use

• Marketing Conservation Programs

• Education (youth, adult)

• Water Loss Management

Candidates chosen as presenters will be notified by e-mail and postal mail no later than Sunday, March 14, 2010. A complete list of topics and submittal guidelines is available at www.WaterSmartInnovations.com.

The WaterSmart Innovations Conference and Exposition is presented by the Southern Nevada Water Authority in partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s WaterSense Program, the American Water Works Association and other forward-thinking organizations.

Visit www.WaterSmartInnovations.com for more information.

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