WaterSmart Innovations Conference Count Down

WaterSmart Innovations 2011

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!

Richard Restuccia

Richard Restuccia is a water management evangelist. He believes passionately in water efficiency and sees the financial and social benefits far too often to keep a secret. As the Director for Water Management Solutions at ValleyCrest, Richard is our spokesperson at industry events and on the Hill to provide direction and insight on landscape water management best practices. Richard puts his words into action through service on various boards and committees including the Government and Regulatory Affairs Committee for the Irrigation Association, the San Diego Water Conservation Action Committee and was a founding member of the Central Control Users’ Group in the Central Valley of California.



  1. Friday, 3:40 Mary Baker

    Hey Richard!
    I was wondering if you ever looked into the United Nations’ plan on global sustainability as described in Agenda 21? There is a conference coming up in November in San Diego called: Behind the Green Curtain. I hope you will attend.
    Best. mary

  2. Friday, 5:19 Richard Restuccia

    Thanks for the information. I am going to check it out and attend if I am in town.

  3. Saturday, 4:38 Brad Smith


    For those of us who cannot attend, will there be anything published after the event that the rest of us can obtain? The topics sound very intriguing!



  4. Saturday, 7:15 Richard Restuccia

    In the past WaterSmart has always made the PowerPoints for the presentations available on the web. I will check with the Southern Nevada Water Authority and see if there is more available and let everyone know through the blog and on Twitter at H2oTrends. Great suggestion, thanks.

  5. Tuesday, 5:51 Alan Harris

    @ Mary – Behind the Green Curtain looks interesting. I hope you will provide a summary after the conference or perhaps submit a guest blog to Richard.

    @ Richard – oh yeah…your conference looks interesting too. Great video too!

  6. Wednesday, 9:36 Richard Restuccia

    Mary I would love a guest blog about the conference.

    Thanks for the suggestion Alan

  7. Friday, 5:19 Mary Baker

    That’s awesome Richard! But if you can’t attend, I would be happy to write a report on the presentation.

  8. Monday, 3:08 Richard Restuccia

    Mary, even if I attend I think it would be great to hear what you think of the presentation. Please send me the report. Thanks. Richard

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