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Paul R. Brown to keynote opening session of WaterSmart Innovations Conference and Exposition

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 opening keynote address for the 9th Annual WaterSmart Innovations (WSI) Conference and Exposition in Las Vegas on Wednesday, October 5.

The largest urban-water efficiency event of its kind, WSI is slated for October 5-7 at the South Point Hotel and Conference Center. “Early bird’ conference registration of $335 is available until June 2; afterward, full conference registration will be $395. To register and for more information, visit WaterSmartInnovations.com.

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.

The Southern Nevada Water Authority is presenting WSI 2016 in partnership with the Alliance for Water Efficiency, American Water Works Association, Audubon International, California Landscape Contractors Association, California Urban Water Conservation Council, the U.S. EPA’s WaterSense Program, Green Plumbers USA, Imagine H2O, International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials, International Center for Water Technology, International Code Council, and Irrigation Association.

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