Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Water Experts from across United States Converge in Atlanta for a First-of-Its-Kind Water Summit – May 21 and 22 -

BUSINESS WIRE--The state of Georgia is not alone in dealing with water issues. As more communities across the country are experiencing record drought, 2008 will bring a renewed discussion of the importance of water conservation and how communities can plan now to avoid water shortages later. Now Georgia is hosting a first-of-its-kind water conservation summit on May 21-22 at the Georgia International Convention Center in Atlanta.

"Can Water Conservation Really Work for a Water System's Bottom Line?" will bring together conservation, utility, and financial experts from across the United States in Atlanta to discuss long-term ways to promote water efficiency while also helping communities, water utilities, and businesses.

The conference is being organized by Georgia's Department of Natural Resources, Georgia Association on Water Professionals, Georgia Water Wise Council, the Alliance for Water Efficiency, and San Antonio Water System. San Antonio Water System's participation is being provided with seed money from Harvard University's Ash Institute.

Drought conditions are expected to continue and even intensify across much of the United States. This month, Georgia Department of Natural Resources announced that because of current conditions and the 90-day weather forecast, the current level four drought response would remain in place for the northern third of Georgia (55 counties.)

For more information on the two-day summit and a copy of the agenda, visit www.gwwc.org.

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