This year’s WaterSmart Conference is just a couple weeks away. Seminars that are particularly of interest to me include, Valuing Water and Landscape in the Urban West, presented by Lori Catalano University of Colorado Dept of Landscape Architecture and Paul W. Lander Am. Soc. of L. Arch: Chair, Water Conservation Professional Network, The Benefits of Water Budgeting and Why It is an Efficient Method of Reducing Outdoor Water Usage presented by Peter Estournes [California Landscape Contractors Association] and Community Based Social Marketing in Action presented by Veronica Blette [EPA WaterSense], which I plan on sitting in on and will share what I learn following the big event. I will also be tweeting live from the event from H2oTrends.
If you missed last year’s conference, I gave a talk on ways contractors and water agencies can better collaborate to conserve water. It’s a quick clip – 2.5 minutes – if you’re interested in checking it out, I included the clip below.
It relates to what Kelly Duke referred to in his recent blog post, Water Management Issues Across the Pond, which similarly draws a link between the value of water and water use as critical if we want to achieve our goals for ensuring fresh and clean water can be enjoyed by generations to come. I hope to see you in Vegas!