Experts in the field of water efficiency are invited to submit abstracts for the 5th Annual WaterSmart Innovations (WSI) Conference and Exposition, slated for Oct. 3-5, 2012, in Las Vegas.

The deadline for submitting abstracts is Jan. 20, 2012. Professionals, scientists, government employees, organizations, public and private institutions, policy makers, students and all others working in an industry related to water efficiency are invited to submit an abstract for an oral presentation, panel discussion or workshop.

Abstracts may be submitted via an online form, and a complete list of topics and submission guidelines is available at the website. Candidates chosen as presenters will be notified by e-mail and postal mail no later than Mar. 12, 2012.

Event organizers hope to build upon the success of the first four WSI conferences, created to broaden the knowledge of innovations in water conservation including products, programs and outreach. WSI organizers will consider all topics related to innovations in water conservation. Potential topics include:
  • Drought management
  • Alternate sources
  • Rainwater/Greywater/Stormwater harvesting
  • Sustainable construction and development
  • High-efficiency fixtures and appliances
  • Policy development/Public outreach
  • Landscapes and outdoor water use
  • Marketing
  • Conservation and incentives
  • Education (youth, adult)
  • Water-loss management
The WaterSmart Innovations Conference and Exposition is presented by the Southern Nevada Water Authority, in partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s WaterSense Program, the Alliance for Water Efficiency and other related organizations.

To submit an abstract, or for more information,