Water professionals from around the globe will meet in Las Vegas this to share their expertise and experiences in urban water efficiency at the 9th annual WaterSmart Innovations Conference and Exposition, October 5-7 at the South Point Hotel and Conference Center.
Recognized as the world's preeminent urban water efficiency conference and exposition, WSI is presented by the Southern Nevada Water Authority in conjunction with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's WaterSense Program, the Alliance for Water Efficiency, the American Water Works Association, and other leading national and international organizations.
The "Early Bird" per-person full registration of $335 is available through Thursday, June 2. Afterward, the fee is $395 per person.
The room rate at the South Point for WSI participants is $80 per night plus room tax (12 percent). The hotel will waive its $14 per-night resort fee when participants book accommodations as part of the WSI room block. Room registration is scheduled to open May 2.
Last year, WSI drew more than 1,000 professionals from 39 states and the District of Columbia, as well as Australia, Canada, Denmark, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Mongolia, The Netherlands, Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda and the United Kingdom.
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Paul R. Brown, who is an author, teacher, speaker and practitioner with international experience in planning, development, and management for public utilities and environmental facilities, will deliver the keynote address at the opening session for the 9th Annual WaterSmart Innovations Conference and Exposition in Las Vegas on Wednesday, October 5.
As a professional water resource planner and program manager in California, Brown specializes in stakeholder-driven approaches to integrated resource planning and development. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) and a Fellow in the International Water Association (IWA), where he chaired the IWA Cities of the Future program committee.
Brown also served as a Visiting Professor at the University of South Florida (USF) Patel College of Global Sustainability, where he also was Director of Applied Research. Brown co-authored the book Water Centric Sustainable Communities.
Brown is currently Program Manager for the Regional Recycled Water Supply Program being evaluated by the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California and the Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts. The project has the potential to become the largest water reuse program in the Western United States.
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