CONFERENCE TO EXPLORE GREEN APPROACHES TO WATER MANAGEMENT
Contact: Christina Montoya, Vice President-Marketing and Communication
915-594-5596 (office), e-mail: email@example.com
Date: September 21, 2010
EL PASO — El Paso Water Utilities will host Green Approaches to Managing Stormwater and Reclaimed Water, a binational conference, on Sept. 23 – 24 at the TecH2O Water Resources Learning Center, 10751 Montana Ave. Speakers from the United States and Mexico will present successful projects that incorporate environmental initiatives such as open-space preservation, rainwater harvesting, low-impact development and novel applications of reclaimed water.
About 200 planners, consultants, and water industry professionals are expected to attend the two-day conference to learn about emerging trends in urban water management. Up to 13 Professional Development Hours may be earned and applied toward professional license or certification requirements. Attendees will also have an opportunity to tour the TecH2O Exhibit hall, which features interactive exhibits and displays on water resources, and the Kay Bailey Hutchison Desalination Plant.
Keynote speakers include William Honker, director of the Water Quality Protection Division for the Environmental Protection Agency Region 6, which incorporates Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico and Oklahoma; Hector Camacho, deputy managing director and chief operations officer of the North American Development Bank in San Antonio; and Mike Gabaldon, technical director of the Bureau of Reclamation, the nation’s largest wholesale water supplier.
There is no cost for the conference, but registration is required. For registration or information, visit epwu.org or call 621-2000.
The conference is possible because of a grant from the North American Development Bank (NADBank). NADBank and the Border Environment Cooperation Commission are sponsoring the conference.