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AWWA to partner in October conference highlighting urban water efficiency

Marking a return to an in-person event, the 13th WaterSmart Innovations (WSI) Conference and Exposition will again unite urban water-efficiency professionals from around the world Oct. 6-7 at the South Point Hotel and Conference Center in Las Vegas.

Watersmart Innovations 2021The Southern Nevada Water Authority is presenting WSI in partnership with the American Water Works Association, the Alliance for Water Efficiency, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s WaterSense Program, and other public- and private water partners.

Keynoting this year’s event is Nobel Prize-sharing scientist Jonathan Overpeck, who will discuss how the impacts of climate change have yet to manifest themselves and how to better prepare to meet these ever-accelerating climate challenges. Overpeck works on topics relating to how climate and paleoclimate dynamics affect the world, including climate-vegetation interaction, conservation biology, legal issues related to climate change, environmental communication, and environmental education. 

Professionals working in a wide range of fields can register for the event at WaterSmartInnovations.com. Registration is $395 and includes admission to the WaterSense Partner of the Year Awards luncheon Oct. 6, hosted by the Alliance for Water Efficiency and the WaterSense Program. 

“We’re excited to welcome back professionals from across the country and around the globe to this important urban water-efficiency conference,” said WSI Program Chairman Doug Bennett. “We look forward to seeing familiar faces and welcoming new participants.” 

WSI will feature a full slate of comprehensive professional sessions in a variety of tracks, including Conservation & Incentive Programs, Marketing and Outreach, Water Loss Management, and Utility and Infrastructure. The WSI Expo Hall will showcase water-efficient products and services. Several pre-show workshops, available for a separate fee, are scheduled for Oct. 5.

“In addition to our informative professorial sessions, the ability for attendees to network with their peers is the backbone of this event,” Bennett said. “By bringing hundreds of professionals together under one roof, WSI can be a springboard for utilities and others with a stake in urban water conservation, reuse, and loss prevention to make a lasting difference in their communities.”

Visit WaterSmartInnovations.com to register and to sign up for conference updates.