Protecting, reusing and conserving water, our most precious natural resource, is vital to sustaining our quality of life and economic growth in the southwestern United States. This is the goal of the NGWS. It brings together industry experts to collaborate and share in this volatile, growing environment.
The issue of water scarcity generates big questions, which is why our keynote presenter at the 2018 NGWS, a three-day event with over 40 breakout sessions, features a global authority on water. Jonathan Overpeck, a water expert from the University of Michigan and co-recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize for his work with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change in 2007, will speak on Monday, April 30. He will focus specifically on the threats facing the Colorado River Watershed.
In addition to Overpeck, this year’s NGWS has an unbelievable speaker lineup, including: Bill Hoffman, the father of commercial water audits; Peter Mayer, Founder of WaterDM; Dr. Robert Mace, Chief Water Policy Officer of The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment at Texas State University; as well as representatives from Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada, Texas, and Utah discussing programs and unique initiatives within their state. This year also features a pair of professionally facilitated charrettes. The intent of these workshops is to learn, leverage, record and plan. Both charrettes will generate whitepapers that will be given out to all attendees.