Last week, Southern Nevada Water Authority hosted the WaterSmart Innovations (WSI) Conference & Exposition in Las Vegas, a two-day event that assembled a strong attendance of water professionals from across the county to share perspectives and experiences in water efficient programs, policies and technologies. WSI brought together a stellar selection of speakers and attendees, and hosted numerous informative panels, sessions, workshops, and technical tours.
WaterNow was fortunate to have not one, not two, but three of our fantastic staff members attend the WSI conference! Our Water Resource Specialist and Project Manager, Danielle McPherson, presented on How Much Water Can Household Lead Detection Devices Save?, a pilot project WaterNow is currently conducting in the South Bay Area in California that is studying the amount of water savings that occurs following the installation of smart leak detection devices.
Lindsay Rogers, our Colorado Basin Program Manager, wowed the crowd with The Financing Fix to Scale Water Efficiency Across the U.S., a presentation that explored localized, decentralized infrastructure as a key solution to addressing our water supply challenges and recent financial standards clarification that has unlocked opportunities for local water leaders to finance these solutions through municipal bonds.
Last but not least, our Executive Director Cynthia Koehler, was on-hand to receive an EPA WaterSense Award on behalf of the Sonoma-Marin Saving Water Partnership, which promotes smart irrigation solutions in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond, most notably through the Qualified Water Efficient Landscaper training program.
As part of WaterNow’s ongoing mission to promote resilient and sustainable water solutions in communities across the U.S., we were thrilled to be included in such an important, forward-thinking event for water efficiency practitioners.