Experts in the field of water efficiency are invited to submit abstracts for the third WaterSmart Innovations (WSI) Conference and Exposition, slated for Oct. 6-8, 2010, in Las Vegas. Government employees, policy makers, professionals, scientists, organizations, public and private institutions, students and others working in an industry related to water efficiency are qualified to submit abstracts for oral presentations, panel discussions or workshops.

This will be the third WSI conference, which aims to broaden the knowledge of innovations in water conservation, including products, programs and outreach. 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

The deadline for submitting abstracts is Jan. 29, 2010. Candidates chosen as presenters will be notified by e-mail and postal mail no later than March 14, 2010. The Southern Nevada Water Authority, in partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's WaterSense Program, the American Water Works Association and other organizations, sponsor the exposition.

Read the conference Web site for a complete list of topics and submittal guidelines.

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