Oct 09, 2007

WaterSmart Innovations Conference and Exposition to Be World’s Largest

In what is expected to be the largest urban water-efficiency and conservation conference of its kind in the world, the inaugural WaterSmart Innovations Conference and Exposition, hosted by the Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA), is slated for Oct. 8-10, 2008, in Las Vegas.

The SNWA is hosting WaterSmart Innovations in partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) WaterSense program and other leading national and international organizations. More information about the conference is available at www.WaterSmartInnovations.com.

At WaterSmart Innovations, a wide range of professional sessions, workshops and technical tours – along with an extensive exhibition featuring water-saving technologies and programs from around the world – will connect attendees with the resources they need in an atmosphere of networking, collaboration and learning, said SNWA General Manager Pat Mulroy.

With the growing momentum of green building and the international focus on water issues, WaterSmart Innovations meets the emerging need for a comprehensive water efficiency conference, said Benjamin H. Grumbles, assistant administrator of the
EPA’s Office of Water.

At the same time, an acute need for increased water efficiency has emerged in both arid and non-arid regions throughout the world.

“WaterSmart Innovations will foster dialog among water efficiency experts and professionals from across the United States and around the world, in arid and non-arid regions, to share ideas and take action,” Grumbles said. “As green building and water efficiency gain ground, we see Water Smart Innovations as a watershed event for timely and comprehensive information on how to save water, energy and money through programs such as WaterSense.”

The SNWA is anticipating approximately 1,000 attendees and 125 exhibitors for WaterSmart Innovations, to be held at the South Point Hotel & Casino. The conference will include continuing education seminars, an exhibit hall and technical tours of water recycling and treatment plants.